ERIC Number: ED309968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Results from the Fourth Mathematics Assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Lindquist, Mary Montgomery, Ed.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) completed its fourth mathematics assessment during the 1985-86 school year and finished the analyses of the results in 1988. This monograph, prepared by an interpretive team of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, represents a comprehensive discussion of the results of the fourth assessment based on the analyses provided by NAEP. The monograph presents examples of the cognitive and affective items and summarizes the results of the individual items for the different grade levels and subgroups. Topics discussed include: (1) mathematical methods; (2) discrete mathematics; (3) organization and interpretation of data; (4) measurement; (5) geometry; (6) variables and relations; (7) number and operations; (8) the use of calculators; (9) attitudes toward mathematics; (10) math proficiency levels nationally and for demographic subgroups; and (11) minority and gender differences in mathematics. Bibliographies for the four NAEP assessments are listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Minority Group Children, National Surveys, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($15.00; 20% discount for members, bookstores, or for orders of 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress