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ERIC Number: ED225859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Revised Second Grade, MANS Blue Level. Evaluation Report 8-B-2. Extended Pilot Trial of the Comprehensive School Mathematics Program.
Dougherty, Knowles
The Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP) is a program of CEMREL, Inc., one of the national educational laboratories, and was funded by the National Institute of Education (NIE). Its major purpose is the development of curriculum materials for kindergarten through grade 6. This document is an extension of "Evaluation Report 7-B-4," which looked at revised Mathematics Applied to Novel Situations (MANS) tests. This material discusses MANS tests that underwent further revisions, viewed as minor and within the original purpose of making the tests easier for local districts to use. It is felt this primary objective was met, while a secondary goal of improving technical qualities of individual scales was only partially realized. These revised tests were used with 20 CSMP and 20 non-CSMP classes. Results of testing were found to not be quite so strongly in favor of the program as in previous evaluations, but on the total scales CSMP classes averaged 10 percent higher, a difference significant at the .05 level. While a difference favoring CSMP was found on each of seven categories, only on the scale for number patterns and relationships was there a statistically significant advantage for CSMP pupils. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.