ERIC Number: ED228049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Third National Mathematics Assessment: Results, Trends and Issues. [1981-82 Assessment] Advance Copy.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This report describes and interprets findings from the 1981-82 national mathematics assessment, the third such assessment conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The results show a leveling off of the performance of American 17-year-olds, who had shown a decline between 1978 and 1982; 9-year-olds' performance has changed little from assessment to assessment. These findings are described and interpreted by a panel of mathematics educators. Besides discussing the overall results, the authors examine findings in the following categories: knowledge, skills and concepts; problem solving, applications and attitudes toward mathematics; computers and technology; minorities and mathematics; and sex differences in achievement. Findings are presented for different kinds of test items--those assessing knowledge, skills, understanding, and application--and for different subpopulations: Blacks; Hispanics; students in heavily minority schools, students in different achievement categories, males, females and students in advantaged-urban, disadvantaged-urban and rural schools. The report contains an executive summary and, in the appendixes, some discussion of other test results and other information about mathematics education, mathematics course taking, and steps being taken across the country to improve science and mathematics education. (Author)
Descriptors: Computation, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Third Mathematics Assessment (1982)