ERIC Number: ED201692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Black Students' Performance in the National Assessments of Science and Mathematics.
Holmes, Barbara J.
This study was conducted in order to identify some of the broad characteristics of achievement in science and mathematics by black students. A nationwide sample of nine, thirteen, and seventeen year old students was tested with a series of exercises that were developed to assess science and mathematics performance. The exercises were designed to probe both content and processes across several taxonomic levels. Findings indicated that, compared to the national average, black students as a group experienced problems in mathematics at all age levels, but these were accentuated by age seventeen. In science, a smaller overall gap in performance was found at age nine. This gap narrowed by age thirteen, but widened noticeably at age seventeen. The many tables of data included in this report indicate particular content areas and specific taxonomic levels at which black students experience difficulty. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Note: Some tables may be marginally legible due to reproduction quality of original document.