ERIC Number: ED115490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Four Studies on Aspects of Assessing Computational Performance. Technical Report No. 297.
Romberg, Thomas A., Ed.
The four studies reported in this document deal with aspects of assessing students' performance on computational skills. The first study grew out of a need for an instrument to measure students' speed at recalling addition facts. This had seemed to be a very easy task, but it proved to be much more difficult than anticipated. The second study grew out of a need to develop a test of addition and subtraction which was both machine scorable and not multiple choice. The study reported here compares a new response format to two other response formats. The third study deals with the question of item ordering on tests. The study concerns tests with items ordered from easiest to hardest, hardest to easiest, and randomly, and how item ordering interacts with student anxiety levels. The fourth study deals with three remedial methods of instruction for students at the second-grade level who were unable to perform two-digit addition with regrouping. One method used the mini-calculator as an aid, the second used a partial sums approach, and the third the traditional regrouping method. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Conditions of School Learning and Instructional Strategies