ERIC Number: ED248147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Minnesota Statewide Educational Assessment in Mathematics, 1978-79. Final Report.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
During the 1978-79 school year, 27,058 students were involved in the Minnesota Educational Assessment in Mathematics at three grade levels. Eighth graders were tested in the fall, fourth graders in the winter, and eleventh graders in the spring. The first chapter of this report presents a general overview of the assessment program. Chapter two provides an overview of student performance across grade levels, with trends identified as well as observations, conclusions, and recommendations. Chapters three, four, and five focus on data from the fourth, eighth, and eleventh grade assessments respectively. Appropriate comparisons are also provided with a similar assessment conducted during the 1974-75 school year. Performance of the Minnesota students compares favorably with performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and this advantage has generally been maintained across the grade levels from 1974 to 1978. On overall performance, girls display a very slight advantage at grade four, which declines to a slight disadvantage at grade eleven. Generally, there has been a relative increase in the area of arithmetic skills, while there has been a decline in the area of problem solving. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Minnesota