ERIC Number: ED142406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Learning Correlates for Mexican-American Students. SMESG Working Paper No. 12.
Begle, E. G.
The performance patterns of Mexican-American seventh-grade students on five mathematics tests were compared with those of a predominantly Anglo group of students. Measures included two tests of general mathematical ability (Five Dots and Necessary Arithmetic Operations), a test on division of whole numbers, a test on prime numbers, and a posttest for a programmed instructional sequence on factorization of whole numbers. Summary statistics for the first four tests are presented for both groups; the Mexican-Americans scored slightly below the Anglos on the first three tests. Correlations between test scores were computed for both groups. None of the correlations were significantly different from 0 for the Mexican-American group, while all but one were positive for the Anglo group. This study (together with previous studies) suggests that the intellectual functioning of Mexican-American children is different from that of Anglo children. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Mathematics Education Study Group.