ERIC Number: ED108970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP). Field Test Evaluation, 1973-1974.
Schall, William; And Others
The Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) program was field-tested in the kindergarten and first three grades of one parochial and five public schools. DMP is an activity-based program developed around a comprehensive list of behavioral objectives. The program is concerned with the development of intuitive geometric concepts as well as arithmetic ability and provides for use of individual guidance and pacing. The evaluation reported here concerned achievement gains on the Stanford Achievement Tests and attitudes of pupils, teachers, and parents toward the program. The program was used in the 1973-74 school year. The previous years' standardized test scores were to predict grade equivalent means for the subsequent year. When scores obtained on the Spring 1974 test were compared with predicted scores, they were higher at all grade levels, but the differences were not statistically significant. Teachers, parents, and pupils all gave the program favorable ratings. Copies of the instruments with item-by-item responses are included in this document. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.; Falconer School District, NY.; Saint Mary's Elementary School, Dunkirk, NY.