ERIC Number: ED307132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Educational Progress Proficiency in Mathematics and Science: 1985-86. Catholic and Public Schools Compared. Final Report 1989.
Lee, Valerie E.; Stewart, Carolee
In this report, the mathematics and science proficiency of students in third, seventh, and eleventh grades in Catholic schools was compared to the national average of the 1985-86 National Assessment of Mathematics and Science. The introduction describes the differences in reading/writing and mathematics/science that the National Assessment of Educational Progress reports and the background characteristics of Catholic and public schools. Included in the second chapter are the proficienies related to: (1) demographic characteristics and family background; (2) school characteristics; (3) student behavior; (4) course work in computer, mathematics and science by eleventh-graders; and (5) social differences in course work. This paper concludes that Catholic school mathematics and science proficiency levels at grades three, seven, and eleven are above those of public school students. The differences between students in Catholic and public schools which relate to the association between family background and course-taking, and academic proficiency are summarized. Five levels of mathematics and science proficiency are appended. (YP)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, Public Schools, Science Achievement, Science Tests, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress