ERIC Number: ED084120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
NLSMA Reports, No. 18, Patterns of Mathematics Achievement in Grade 12: Z-Population.
Romberg, Thomas A.; Wilson, James W.
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 Z-Population (studied from grades 10 through 12) from achievement test data collected at the end of grade 12. (NLSMA Reports Nos. 16 and 17 present similar analyses for grades 10 and 11.) Two different types of comparisons were performed: comparisons between different types of curricula and comparisons between textbook groups within a particular curricula. Ten mathematical scales, associated with important topics in most of the curriculum groups, were used as the dependent variables. Questions of significance are discussed separately for the various conditions of the analyses. An overall result, however, is that the performance patterns were remarkably similar across curriculum groups. For related documents, see ED 044 277 - ED 044 283, ED 044 310, ED 045 447, and SE 016 669 - SE 016 691. (LS)
Descriptors: Achievement, Curriculum, Educational Research, Evaluation, Grade 12, 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?