ERIC Number: ED182168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
A Survey of Placement Policies for Ninth-Grade Mathematics. Research Series No. 61.
A survey of ninth-grade student placement policies in Michigan secondary schools was conducted. Two central questions were: (1) Who makes the placement decision; and (2) What are the most frequently used criteria in making that decision? Two-hundred Michigan secondary schools were selected at random and questionnaires were sent to chairpersons of their mathematics departments. Based on responses from 121 schools, the results indicate that teachers' and counselors' recommendations carry the most weight in the placement decision and that little importance seems to be given to any type of standardized test information. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Decision Making, Educational Research, Enrollment Influences, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Standardized Tests, Student Placement, Surveys
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
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