ERIC Number: ED097290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP). Field Test Evaluation, 1972-1973.
Schall, William E.; And Others
The field test of the Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) program was conducted jointly by the Falconer Central School, St. Mary's Elementary School in Dunkirk, New York, and the Teacher Education Research Center at the State University College in Fredonia, New York. DMP is a research-based, innovative, process-oriented elementary mathematics program developed at the Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After two months in the field test, participating teachers were asked to evaluate the program with open-ended comment. Most responded favorably, some reserved judgment, and some were having a little trouble adjusting to the new program. At the end of the year, however, all 16 teachers responding to an attitude survey reported favorable reactions to the program. On criterion-referenced measures, the second-grade DMP classes gained substantially over the control group, but the first grades gained equally. On standardized tests, the control group scored slightly higher on computations and mathematical concepts. Inasmuch as DMP is sequenced along a different continuum, the standardized achievement test scores represent an unfair and invalid measure of mathematical success as taught through DMP. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.
Note: Previously announced as ED 089 992