ERIC Number: ED205608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Connecticut Assessment of Educational Progress: Mathematics, 1979-80. Summary and Interpretations Report.
Wolfe, Martin S.
This report describes the results of Connecticut's second statewide assessment of mathematical knowledge, skills and attitudes. The Connecticut Assessment of Educational Progress annually tests a sample of Connecticut students in grades 4, 8, and 11 in one or more subject areas. Students at each grade level were randomly selected to participate in the mathematics assessment. The CAEP assessment is designed to provide results by size of community, sex and regions within the State. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) items were used to provide comparisons with achievement levels of students in the nation and in the Northeast Region. Results on repeated items from the first Connecticut mathematics assessment in 1976-77 provide an important review of student progress over time. The report reveals continuing and serious problems with certain mathematics skills, but significant improvement can be noted in others. Overall, longitudinal comparisons are encouraging in grade 4. The results and recommendations in this report assist the statewide local school districts in planning for curriculum improvement, and will be used to monitor Connecticut's progress toward meeting the State Board Objectives for Public Education. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Connecticut Assessment of Educational Progress