ERIC Number: ED084114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
NLSMA Reports, No. 12, Patterns of Mathematics Achievement in Grades 7 and 8: Y-Population.
McLeod, Gordon K.; Kilpatrick, Jeremy
This is one of a series of reports on the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities (NLSMA). Further, it is of the subseries that analyzed data for the purpose of identifying differential patterns of mathematics achievement which are correlated with different textbook series. This particular report considers comparisons made for the Y- Population (studied from grades 7 through 11) from achievement test data collected at the end of grade 7 and again at the end of grade 8. (NLSMA Reports Nos. 13-15 cover similar analyses for this population in grades 9-11). Twenty-seven measures of mathematical achievement were used as dependent variables and 22 significant differences were found after statistically adjusting for initial differences. One clear result is that student achievement tends to mirror textbook content. Sex x textbook interaction was not significant; the possibility of ability x textbook interaction is only discussed since it was not built into the analyses. For related documents, see ED 044 277 through ED 044 283, ED 044 310, ED 045 447, and SE 016 669 through SE 016 691. (LS)
Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Research, Evaluation, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Materials, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Education, Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistical Analysis, Textbook Evaluation
A. C. Vroman, Inc., 2085 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, California 91109 ($1.50)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities?