ERIC Number: ED225864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Implementation Data. Draft Report. Evaluation Report 9-A-2. Extended Pilot Trial of the Comprehensive School Mathematics Program.
Marshall, Gail; Herbert, Martin
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 has several goals. The main ones are to summarize CSMP's implementation and to describe the impact of that implementation on adopting school districts. Data on the adoption histories of all sites which used CSMP are presented, the contributions of participants are examined, and the impact of the program is revealed. The material discusses many of the key features of CSMP implementation but at an unfortunately superficial level of detail and generality. The highlights of CSMP history are also provided, primarily with a view towards those who may want to consider adopting the program. The document concludes by noting a generally positive view towards CSMP by teachers in the program, and refers to the current emphasis on mathematics at the national level. Program users are viewed to be in the unique position of currently implementing a curriculum whose time may finally have come. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.