ERIC Number: ED330546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Mathematics Achievement: NAEP's 1990 Assessment of the Nation and the Trial Assessment of the States. Executive Summary.
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Dossey, John A.; Owen, Eugene H.; Phillips, Gary W.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "The Nation's Report Card," is a congressionally mandated survey of educational achievement of American students in a variety of curriculum areas and of changes in that achievement across time. Part 1 of this report consists of the results of NAEP's 1990 national mathematics assessment of nationally representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Part 2 consists of the results of NAEP's 1990 "Trial State Assessment Program," a voluntary eighth-grade mathematics assessment administered to representative samples of public school students at grade 8 in 40 participating states and jurisdictions. This is the first time NAEP has provided results by state. The Executive Summary (this volume) is organized as follows: (1) overall mathematics performance in the United States; (2) performance in the mathematics content areas for the nation; (3) mathematics performance by demographic subgroups; (4) home support for school; (5) mathematics performance at grade 8 in the states (based on the State Trial Assessments); (6) curricular emphases in content areas at grade 4 and 8 in the nationa and at grade 8 in the states; (7) curricular emphasis in skill areas at grades 4 and 8 in the nation and at grade 8 in the states; (8) student course taking at grade 12 in the nation; (9) summary of mathematics curriculum and course taking across the grades; (10) mathematics instruction at grades 4 and 8 in the nation and at grade 8 in the states (e.g., ability grouping, instructional materials, calculators and computers, student and teacher attitudes). (For a summary of results, see the abstract for the entire report.) (JJK/WTB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills, National Programs, Problem Solving, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Numeracy; Trial State Assessment (NAEP)
Note: The entire Report consists of a composite report, an executive summary (this volume), and 40 separate reports for 37 states, District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, respectively; see SE 052 055-096.