ERIC Number: ED184872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Some Important Factors Predicting Mathematics Achievement Gain (1977-1978), Grades One-Six. Evaluation System Mini-Report Five.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
This is one of a series of brief and non-technical mini-reports of the Evaluation System of the District of Columbia Public Schools. This report deals with the prediction of gain in Prescriptive Mathematics Test (PMT) scores. Twenty-two variables were involved in the analyses reported in the mini-report. The data were analyzed for all grade levels, then by primary and intermediate grades. Five of the variables proved to be significant predictors of the PMT posttest score: the pretest score, grade, test level homogeneity, self-initiated reading, and percentage receiving free lunch. The all-grade-level analysis and the intermediate analysis both indicated that pretest score, grade, and test level homogeneity were significant predictors. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.