ERIC Number: ED307140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Education Consolidation and Improvement Act-Chapter 1. Final Evaluation Report, Mathematics Improvement Component: Elementary Program, Middle School Program, and Middle School Pilot Program.
Thomas, Phyllis M.
The Mathematics Improvement Component (MIC) was implemented in the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools in 1987-88 to improve the skills and achievement levels of pupils who were low achievers in mathematics. Three programs comprised MIC: the Elementary Program, the Middle School Program, and the Middle School Pilot Program. In the first two (nonpilot) programs, selected pupils were served in computer-assisted instruction (CAI) labs. The MIC-Pilot program teachers used a variety of instructional methods. The MIC-CAI programs served 883 pupils in grades two through six for an average of 3.6 hours of instruction per week. Analysis of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) Total Mathematics scores indicated an average growth of 16.0 normal curve equivalent (NCE) points for the 6.2 month instructional period. The amount of NCE change varied inversely with grade level. The MIC-Pilot program served 210 pupils in grades six and seven for an average of 1.8 hours of instruction per week. Analysis of the CTBS Total Mathematics scores indicated an average growth of 14.6 NCE points for the same period. Three inservice meetings were rated highly by program teachers. Three recommendations were suggested for each program. Tables and instruments are provided in the appendices. (YP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Achievement, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Teachers, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.