ERIC Number: ED316437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Mathematical Skills Assessed on the High School Proficiency Test: Measurement and Geometry.
Nuding, Barbara A.
This monograph is written for teachers of students in grades seven to nine to heighten awareness of the skills in the measurement and geometry cluster of the New Jersey High School Proficiency test (HSPT) and to suggest strategies for teaching them. Eleven skills in the HSPT measurement and geometry cluster are grouped according to type of cognitive task. The tasks are presented in order of increasing complexity. The four types of tasks are: identifying, computing, applying a formula, and simplifying. A framework for instruction is included. The statement of the skill, the statement of the conditions for testing, actual test items, enabling skills, and instructional activities are included for each of the skills. A list of geometry resources and a table of state averages of the 11 skills of the HSPT in 1984 and 1985 are appended. (YP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey