ERIC Number: ED247088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the 1982 Mathematics Results of the Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress.
Dossey, John A.; Brennan, Mervin M.
A random sample of fourth, eighth, and eleventh grade Illinois students has been tested annually since 1976 by the Illinois State Board of Education. This testing program is called the Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP). This report presents mathematics achievement results of a random sample of fourth (N=6,103), eighth (N=10,026), and eleventh grade (N=16,264) students tested in 1982, factor analysis results, and teacher survey information. The 1982 testing focused on students' knowledge of mathematical measurement. As such, a three-factor model was developed that provides for three types of measurement units (nonstandard, metric, and conventional), five categories of measurement skills (estimation, conversions within, comparisons between, selecting and/or reading instruments, and problem-solving), and five types of measurement attributes (length, area, capacity, mass, and temperature). Major findings are presented in separate chapters for each grade level. Two conclusions emerge from these results: (1) students perform at roughly the same level in all aspects of mathematical measurement tested by the IIEP and (2) students are weak in measurement. In addition, students have considerably less problems with the metric system than many people think. (Copies of test instruments, correct answer keys, a sample teacher survey instrument, and other information are included in appendices.) (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.