ERIC Number: ED097352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying an Educational Need: Survival Skills in Arithmetic. A Real Situation and an Example of the Process.
Schweiker, Robert F.
One model of educational needs assessment stresses: (1) deciding what students should learn in school, (2) measuring whether they learn it, and (3) looking at gaps between desired learnings and actual learnings to identify educational needs and priorities. In this study, it was assumed that practically all students should master consumer-producer-citizen arithmetic applications prior to leaving school. Data from the 1970 and 1971 testing programs showed how New Hampshire grade 10 students marked test items relating to such applications. The data for seven items are presented and discussed. The data suggest that a great many students were seriously deficient in performing simple arithmetic applications that may be important for everyday adult living (survival skills). How serious this is cannot be determined by one person, it must be decided by parents, citizens, students, teachers, school administrators, and finally by school board members. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire