ERIC Number: ED127131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Michigan Fourth and Seventh Grade Student Performance in Mathematics, 1970-1973, Monograph No. 6.
Zoet, Charles J.
This monograph, addressed primarily to Michigan teachers, presents an analysis of the item data from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) study of fourth and seventh graders. Summary data related to construction and administration of the tests are presented, and reliability, validity and equating of tests are discussed. Items were classified as belonging to one of the categories: number and operations; geometry and measurement; relations, functions, and graphs; logical thinking; mathematical sentences; and applications. Items within each category are discussed with regard to a number of indices of difficulty level and correlation with overall test scores. Performance on items within categories is compared and possible sources of difficulty are suggested. Summarizing his findings, the author opines that the findings identify a number of critical points which need attention from school districts and teachers, but that a criterion referenced instrument might provide more useful information. (SD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, State Programs, Test Interpretation, Testing Programs
MCTM, Box 16124, Lansing, Michigan 48901 ($1.50 each, prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Education Association, East Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan