ERIC Number: ED359021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
MAP: Mathematics Assessment Process for the Middle Grades. Volume II. Assessment Instruments.
Pechman, Ellen M.
The Mathematics Assessment Process (MAP) for the Middle Grades gives teachers and school reform leaders new tools to examine and systematically realign mathematics programs. MAP engages an interdisciplinary coalition within a school in an exploration of mathematics instructional excellence. Through an extensive self-study, a school answers the question, "How well is our mathematics program meeting the needs of the students in our school?" MAP integrates three central ideas: consensus on the need for major revisions in middle-grades mathematics, need to implement effective mathematics instructional practices targeted for adolescents, and existence of practical, tested strategies for planning change that can guide the restructuring of middle-grades mathematics programs. At the core of MAP is a set of "Criteria for Excellence" developed by a national advisory panel of middle-grades practitioners summarizing the principles underlying outstanding middle-grades mathematics education. This document, "MAP Instruments," the second in a three volume set, contains 10 assessment instruments that are the core of the data-gathering process in four sections. Introductory sections provide a MAP instrument summary and a listing of MAP "Criteria for Excellence" and accompanying ideals. Sections 1, 2, and 3 provide the instruments for interviews, observations, and surveys and statistical profiles. Section 4 has two data analysis guides, a criteria and ideals cross-reference list and a criteria and ideals cross-reference worksheet. (MDH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Instructional Development, Interviews, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary School Mathematics, Self Evaluation (Groups), Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness
Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, North Carolina State University, 315 Poe Hall, Suite 310, Raleigh, NC 27695-7801.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Mathematics Education.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education.