ERIC Number: ED209089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Course Requirements and Performance Levels in the Navy's Basic Electricity and Electronics Schools. Technical Report, March 1980-December 1980.
Baker, Meryl S.
Instructors in the Navy's Basic Electricity and Electronics (BE/E) schools were presented with a list of 70 mathematical skills and asked to indicate: (1) how important they were to successful BE/E school performance, and (2) whether they were prerequisite, reviewed, or taught in the schools. Also, they were asked to state the number and type of performance aids used in the course and during the exam. Responses showed that, of the 70 skills surveyed, 21 were rated as affecting performance. Based on survey results, a mathematics test was developed to assess BE/E student performance on skills rated as affecting performance, and administered to groups of students entering and graduating from BE/E school. Results showed that student performance was marginal in most topic areas considered critical to course performance by instructors. This suggests that either the instructors overrated the importance of these skills or the criteria for successful BE/E completion are too low. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Mathematics Skills