ERIC Number: ED315278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Improvement Component: Elementary Program, Middle School Program, and Pilot Program. Final Evaluation Report.
Thomas, Phyllis M.
The Mathematics Improvement Component (MIC) was implemented in the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools 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 (the non-pilot) programs, selected pupils were served in computer-assisted-instruction (CAI) labs. The MIC-CAI programs served 661 pupils in grades three through seven 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 16.6 normal curve equivalent (NCE) points for the 5.7 month instructional period. The amount of NCE change varied inversely with grade level. The MIC-Pilot program served 810 pupils in grades three through eight for an average of 1.4 hours of instruction per week. Analysis of the CTBS total mathematics scores indicated an average growth of 17.0 NCE points for the same 5.7 month period. Three inservice meetings were rated highly by program teachers. Recommendations for each program were suggested. 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
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.