ERIC Number: ED193079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Mathematics Testing Project, Zone 1.
Anderson, A. L.
This report reviews the Elementary Mathematics Testing Project of Alberta, Canada. The program attempted to determine the effectiveness of the elementary mathematics program using tests based on the program objectives. The project was carried out in Northern Alberta (Zone 1) during the 1978-79 school year. The revised mathematics curriculum, introduced in 1977, presents the mathematics content within five "strands" of Number, Operations and Properties, Measurement, Geometry, and Graphing, at all 6 elementary grade levels. Metric measurement, decimal fractions, and motion geometry are among the program's most prominent components. Criterion-referenced mathematics tests were designed to assess pupil understanding of specific content objectives, with the Zone One Testing Project centering on 5 specific questions related to the new mathematics program and applications of the test results. A variety of conclusions from the tests are given in this report, along with uses of student profile computer print-outs that were a product of the study. The paper concludes with implications of results of the study for the mathematics curriculum and several recommendations for further research. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.