ERIC Number: ED255356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Achievement across the States: Mathematical Strengths and Weaknesses.
Suydam, Marilyn N.
Data from 32 state assessments in mathematics (conducted in 1984 and earlier) are analyzed in this document. The high degree of variability across the states is stressed, with some of the points of variation in the test development, administration, and analysis process noted. Information is then presented on topics on which students are doing well and those with which they are having difficulty. Achievement trends and achievement patterns by topic are summarized on tables and graphs, and the conclusions of a 1978 analysis are verified. That students are achieving rather well on computation, especially with whole numbers, was confirmed, while there is an indication that problem solving continues to be of concern. Appended are the sets of data on mathematical achievement from the state reports. Six pages of references cited by state are also listed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Patterns, Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Testing
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.