ERIC Number: ED111696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Math: Selected Results from the First National Assessment of Mathematics.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This report focused upon mathematical skills needed by the American consumer to function effectively in the marketplace. The nationwide assessment was conducted during the 1972-73 school year by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Respondents at four age levels were included: 9-year-olds, 13-year-olds, 17-year-olds, and young adults ages 26-35. The items on consumer mathematics skills were administered to individuals (probability samples) chosen in such a way that results could be generalized to an entire national population. The first chapter of the report describes results for problems involving money, using such skills as averaging and calculating percent and proportion. Chapter 2 discusses results of household problems involving estimating unit prices and converting units of measure. Chapter 3 examines the ability to read and interpret graphs. Chapter 4 deals with skill in computation of averages and percents. Chapter 5 summarizes the results. Data are reported for various groups within the national population. (JBW) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Education, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, Research, Sex Differences, Surveys, Testing
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Order Report 04-MA-02, $1.05)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress