ERIC Number: ED127198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Educational Progress. The First National Assessment of Mathematics: An Overview.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This report summarizes the results of a nationwide survey of the mathematical ability of young Americans at four age levels: 9-year-olds, 13-year-olds, 17-year-olds, and young adults ages 26-35. The study was conducted during the 1972-73 school year by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The mathematics assessment included six major content areas: numbers and numeration, measurement, geometry, variables and relationships, probability and statistics, and consumer mathematics. Each chapter summarizes results for one content area and indicates trends in ability illustrated by results for selected exercises. Concepts from all content areas are usually introduced at the elementary level and are then reinforced and expanded at higher age levels. In addition to age levels, the assessment also provides results for the following groups within the national population: sex, race, region of the country, level of parental education, and size and type of community. Results for the different population groups are not given for each content area but are discussed in the data summary from all content areas. (Author/MH) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Overview).
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, National Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Mathematics Report Number 04-MA-00, $1.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress