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ERIC Number: ED107501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 153
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A Study of the Degree to Which Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grade Students Have Obtained Minimum Mathematical Competencies and Skills as Recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Niemann, Donald Frederick
A test of the forty-eight minimum mathematical competencies and skills identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) was developed and administered to 1,239 students in randomly selected seventh, eighth, and ninth grade classes. The test consisted of two items for each competency identified, and students were declared to have achieved a given goal only if they answered both relevant items correctly. Comparisons between grade levels revealed that ninth-grade achievement was statistically greater than eighth-grade achievement on four competencies, and greater than seventh-grade achievement on 37 competencies. Eighth-grade achievement exceeded seventh-grade achievement on 37 competencies and ninth-grade achievement on 3 competencies. Mean scores (on the basis of 96 items) were 48.79 (seventh grade), 57.81 (eighth grade), and 58.36 (ninth Grade). There were no differences observed on the basis of school size or grouping procedure. Ninth-grade students in algebra courses performed significantly better than those in non-algebra courses. (Author/SD)
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