ERIC Number: ED165997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Causes of Recent Decline in the Mathematics Achievement of Public High School Students: A National Survey of High School Mathematics Teachers.
Maffei, Anthony C.
A nationwide survey collected opinions of high school teachers to determine if there is a decline in the mathematics achievement of high school students and to determine the causes for this decline. The following conclusions were reported: (1) students have a weak mathematical background when they enter high school and poor study habits in high school compound the problem; (2) minimum academic standards are not set by teachers, yet administrators do not encourage teachers to set minimum academic standards; and (3) students are more frequently absent from class than in the past. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document