ERIC Number: ED260890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement in Mathematics Education. ERIC/SMEAC Mathematics Education Digest No. 1.
Suydam, Marilyn N.
Briefly summarized are results from a report on mathematics assessments in 32 states. The general trend in mathematics achievement is upward, since the mid-1970's in some states and the early 1980's in others. Patterns are noted for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with whole numbers; fractions; decimals; numeration; geometry; and problem solving. Major implications are noted, particularly the point that students are scoring relatively well on items dealing with computation with whole numbers, but scores on concepts and problem solving are not as high. Topics on which scores were below the 50 percent level are listed, with some comments on the five topics which occasioned the greatest difficulty. (MNS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, National Competency Tests, Testing
SMEAC Information Reference Center, The Ohio State Univ., 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.