ERIC Number: ED173395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Math Resource Items for Minimal Competency Testing. A Collection of Math Items for State and Local Education Agencies to Draw Upon in Custom-Building Their Own Minimal Competency Instruments.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
A collection of 96 mathematics items are presented for state and local education agencies to draw upon in designing their own minimal competency tests. These items, part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, have been reviewed in terms of their appropriateness for a minimal competency test for high school graduation. The items are arranged according to content areas: (1) number and numeration concepts; (2) properties of numbers and operations; (3) arithmetic computation; (4) estimation and measurement; (5) algebraic expressions; (6) probability and statistics; (7) geometry; (8) business and consumer mathematics; and (9) methods of presenting data. Sixty-four items are presented in a multiple choice format; 32 items are open-ended and require hand scoring. The correct response is also given for all items. The age group or groups designated by the reviewers (9 year olds, 13 year olds, 17 year olds, or adults--26-35 years old), and the percentage of students in the nation who responded correctly are indicated for each item. (BH) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Released Exercises); Results (Exercise Level).
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adults, Algebra, Computation, Data Analysis, Difficulty Level, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Item Banks, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Formulas, Minimum Competency Testing, National Norms, Number Concepts, Probability, Secondary School Mathematics, Test Construction, Tests
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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.
Note: For reading items, see TM 009 392