ERIC Number: ED180777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Attainment of Selected Mathematical Competencies by High School Students in Saskatchewan. S.S.T.A. Research Centre Report No. 48.
Giesbrecht, Edwin C.
This study measured Saskatchewan high school students' achievement of selected mathematical competencies. It provided baseline data useful to educators for improvement of current educational programs and also provided benchmarks for future assessments. The study also determined the effect of grade level, mathematics program, school enrollment size, and student sex on achievement. Findings indicated: (1) Grade nine students were not able to achieve a majority of the 48 "basic" mathematical competencies released by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 1972; (2) Grade ten students achieved 50% of the competencies while students in grades eleven and twelve achieved a clear majority; and (3) After certain adjustments, statistically significant differences in student mean achievement existed among some grades, mathematics programs, school enrollment sizes, and between sexes. (MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Mathematics, Program Evaluation, School Size, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Skills
The Research Centre, Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, 570 Avord Tower, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, Regina.
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