ERIC Number: ED191677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Special Report on Mathematics.
This special report on mathematics education in the Illinois secondary schools is based on a statewide census taken in 1979. The census was designed to produce normative data relative to offerings and enrollments in Illinois public secondary schools and to establish a source of data on secondary school curriculum at the peak of public high school enrollment. Some highlights of the report are: (1) Typical mathematics course offerings in both junior and senior high schools vary little throughout the state; (2) Community type is a better indicator of mathematics enrollment patterns than school size; (3) Most high school mathematics is elective, required courses in high school are more likely in rural and suburban schools; (4) Enrollment in mathematics in grades seven and eight is predominantly required; (5) Male enrollment exceeds female enrollment in nine out of eleven typical high school mathematics courses; (6) Male enrollment in remedial mathematics exceeds female by 26% in both junior and senior high schools; and (7) Less than 1% of the enrollment in high schools is in advanced courses such as calculus, analytical geometry, or probability and statistics. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Educational Opportunities, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, School Demography, School Statistics, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.