ERIC Number: ED212476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
British Columbia Mathematics Assessment, 1981: General Report.
Robitaille, David F., Ed.
This assessment was designed to evaluate students' achievement in and attitude toward mathematics, document changes in achievement by comparing the 1981 results to those obtained in 1977, and survey teachers of mathematics. The assessment was also directed toward identifying and clarifying different models for the mathematics curriculum. This second provincial assessment was carried out with over 90,000 pupils from grades 4, 8, and 12, and a sample of 2,500 tenth graders. These pupils were assessed on mastery of: Number and Operation, Geometry, Measurement, Algebraic Topics, and Computer Literacy. Pupil attitudes were also surveyed. Overall achievement was considered encouraging, with Measurement a concern as it consistently had the lowest rating. Two teacher questionnaires were developed for the assessment, and teachers were randomly selected from grades 1 through 12 to respond. Responses indicated many mathematics classes are taught by instructors with little professional or academic preparation, particularly at the junior secondary level. Ten appendices contain items and details related to the assessment. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Mathematics Education Research
Note: For related document, see SE 036 088. Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.