ERIC Number: ED071879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Sixth Grade Mathematics. A Needs Assessment Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Program Planning and Needs Assessment.
The Prescriptive Mathematics Inventory (PMI)-Level B and a Pupil identification Form (PID) were administered to 22,055 sixth graders in Texas. Results from the PMI are reported in terms of the percentage of students marking the correct response for each of 209 objectives. Panels of mathematics teachers and of mathematics experts rated 40 of these objectives as "basic"; this report summarizes the basic objectives and gives the percentage of sixth graders mastering the objective as shown by the PMI. In addition, students' performance on each of the 209 objectives was analyzed on the basis of pupil characteristics obtained through the PID and according to the characteristics of the schools they attended. Results showed wide variations in achievement of objectives; for each objective, wide variations in performance were found among pupils of various ethnic groups, among students of schools serving communities of various sizes and types, and between pupils having high and low educational emphasis at home. Possible uses for this report are suggested. (Author/DT)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Program Planning and Needs Assessment.