ERIC Number: ED360190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1992 Mathematics Report Card for the Nation and the States.
Mullis, Ina V. S.; And Others
This report presents the mathematics assessment results from the 1992 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The assessment included nearly 250,000 fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade students attending approximately 10,000 schools across the nation and the states. Students' performance is categorized into three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Among the major findings were that: (1) for the nation there were statistically significant increases in average mathematics proficiency in all grades and in both public and private schools from 1990 to 1992; (2) despite these positive findings, 60 percent of the students in grades 4, 8, and 12 were estimated to be at or above the Basic level on the 1992 mathematics assessment; (3) considerable variation in performance existed within and across states and territories; (4) increases in mathematics proficiency between 1990 and 1992 did little to alter the relative standings of the demographic groups; (5) gains were noted in the content areas of numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis, and algebra, and (6) one-fifth of the 4th graders, two-thirds of the 8th graders, and 90 percent of the 12th graders demonstrated ability in solving two-step problems involving multiplication and division. Chapter 1 contains overall achievement results for the states by grade and by state. Chapter 2 contains results for the nation and states by the demographic groups of race/ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian); gender; type of community (advantaged urban, disadvantaged urban, extreme rural, and other); parents' highest level of education; and type of school (public, Catholic, private). Chapter 3 contains national and state mathematical content areas of estimation, numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, statistics, algebra, and functions. The four appendices, one-third of the document, discuss NAEP's anchor-level results, the guidelines for sample participation, state contextual background factors, and an overview of the procedures used in the 1992 mathematics assessments. (MDH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Minority Group Children, National Surveys, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Student Evaluation
Education Information Branch, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208-5641.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress