ERIC Number: ED254393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Math Achievement in Elementary Schools in the State of Washington.
Wilson, Sandra Meacham; And Others
The purpose of this study was to: (1) describe how mathematics is being taught in elementary schools in the state of Washington; (2) identify variables that relate significantly to how mathematics is being taught; and (3) identify variables that relate significantly to mathematics achievement. A sample of approximately 206 elementary schools was selected; complete data were obtained from 135. Two survey instruments, one for teachers and one for principals, were developed to answer 10 research questions. Answers to the questions are discussed, and 11 conclusions presented, concerning: (1) student learning objective development; (2) instructional materials; (3) mathematics instruction; (4) teachers' perception of their students' abilities and achievement; (5) teachers' perception of mathematics; (6) teacher training; (7) relationship between grouping techniques and instruction; (8) relationship between teachers' perception of their students' abilities and instruction; (9) relationship between teachers' perception of achievement and socioeconomic status; (10) relationship between district size, instruction, and achievement; and (11) relationship between achievement and instruction. Implications for future research are also considered. Appendices contain the survey instruments, the plan for data analysis, and results for each question. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: School Information and Research Service, Olympia, WA.
Authoring Institution: Gonzaga Univ., Spokane, WA.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Washington