ERIC Number: ED373955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Standard Grade Mathematics Achievements and Competences, Grade 3 to 6.
Devine, Marion; And Others
The first Standard Grade courses have been in place in Scotland for almost ten years. This document reports on a study with the following goals: (1) to describe the actual mathematical competencies of pupils gaining grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Standard Grade Mathematics; (2) to describe the competencies shown in school work by pupils failing to achieve at least grade 6 in Standard Grade Mathematics; and (3) to identify any changes that might seem desirable in grade-related criteria which might lead to improvements in the teaching of basic competencies in mathematics. Examination scripts and classroom work of (n=1,188) students in grades 3 to 7 were collected and analyzed. This report discusses the findings in the following areas: number, measure, relationships, shape, information handling, interpreting a task, doing a task, and completing a task. Significant differences were found between grades 4 and 5 in examination performance. An appendix contains criteria descriptors used in analysis of Standard Grade Mathematics. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Low Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.