ERIC Number: ED264084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Mathematics.
Reidy, Edward F., Jr.
This evaluation of mathematics is one of a series of program evaluations conducted on a cyclical basis in the West Hartford (Connecticut) Public Schools. Its purpose is to provide information for program improvement and growth. The evaluation focused on eight questions, and the findings are organized by these questions, concerning: (1) the extent to which students are learning the mathematics content; (2) how well their achievement compares with other students; (3) sex differences in achievement; (4) how many mathematics courses typically are taken in secondary schools; (5) sex differences in the number of mathematics courses taken; (6) the number of students completing honors and advanced placement mathematics courses; (7) sex differences in these courses; and (8) attitudes toward mathematics. The sources of data used to answer the questions are given, and a summary statement concludes each section. The general conclusions are that: (1) West Hartford students are reaching high levels of achievement in mathematics and are developing positive attitudes toward mathematics; and (2) improvement is needed in the emphasis on application skills and in encouraging greater female participation in honors and advanced placement level mathematics courses. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: West Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut