ERIC Number: ED189185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics in North Dakota. Summary of Performance for Eleventh Grade Mathematics Assessment, Spring, 1978.
Lacher, S. R.; Torgeson, Ronald M.
The purposes of the North Dakota Statewide Assessment of Student Performance in Mathematics are: (1) to meet the public's right to know about the current status of student knowledge throughout the state; (2) to provide information and recommendations for corrective action concerning areas of student performance needing improvement; and (3) to report the results to educational decision-makers. The objectives to be assessed comprise the following cognitive levels: recall and recognition, performing mathematical manipulations, understanding mathematical concepts and processes, problem solving, analyzing problem situations, and appreciation. In addition, data were collected on grade, sex, racial background, home and family background characteristics, general attitudes toward school and mathematics, participation in school programs, mathematics materials used in instruction, and educational and career aspirations. Student performance in basic computation was acceptable but not outstanding. Better attainment was noted on the use of measurement systems, solving consumer problems, algebraic and geometric terminology, reading graphs, applying formulas, and higher order problem solving. Areas of concern include ratio and percents, trigonometric functions, and the interpretation of measures of central tendency. The use of common items facilitated comparison of mathematics performance of North Dakota students with nationwide performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. (GSK) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Replication).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress