ERIC Number: ED247096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Knox County Mathematics Basic Skills Improvement Project, 1980-82 Report.
Dessart, Donald J.; And Others
This report covers the activities of the Knox County Mathematics Basic Skills Improvement Project from September 1980 to September 1982. The purpose of the project was to raise the level of student performance in the basic skill area of mathematics in the Knox County School System through the development of a restructured curriculum for grades kindergarten through 8 and to implement a viable program of instructional improvement, especially in those schools where student performance indicated the greatest degree of mathematics skill deficiency. Major areas discussed in the report include the project personnel and their work, inservice training, technical assistance, dissemination activities, and evaluation activities. A curriculum model, third grade mathematics curriculum, program brochure, and a paper by Charleen DeRidder and Donald J. Dessart ("Teaching: Using a Directed Lesson") are included in appendices. Results are provided for the achievement of students in experimental and control schools. These results indicate that the effect of the traveling mathematics teachers and the restructured curriculum had very positive effects as revealed by mean score gains. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN.
Identifiers: Tennessee (Knox County)
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