ERIC Number: ED084116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
NLSMA Reports, No. 14, Patterns of Mathematics Achievement in Grade 10: 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 mathematical 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 10 and again at the beginning of grade 11. (NLSMA Reports Nos. 12, 13, 15 cover similar analyses for this population in grades 7 and 8, 9, 11.) Only the approximately 60 percent of the population that completed a geometry course in grade 10 are included in this study. Ten geometry scales, concentrating on higher-level skills than are usual in achievement testing, were used as dependent variables and six differences. The classification of textbooks as modern or conventional was not supported by the patterns of achievement. When compared with the results of earlier analyses, textbook differences seem to decline between grades 4 and 12. For related documents, see ED 044 277 - ED 044 283, ED 044 310, ED 045 447, and SE 016 669 through SE 016 691. (LS)
Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Research, Evaluation, Grade 10, 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?