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ERIC Number: ED361334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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Report to the Palau Ministry of Education on the Mathematics Project at Harris, Maris Stella, and Meyuns Elementary Schools, 1993.
King, Irvin L.; Emesiochl, Masa-Aki
Since 1985, the students in grades 2-8 in three selected elementary schools in Palau have been tested on basic math skills. This report describes the data collected in May 1993 and indicates the relative strengths and weaknesses of students at each grade level in each school. Major outcomes include: (1) the students at Harris School scored significantly higher than their counterparts in the other schools; (2) girls scored significantly higher than boys; (3) the recall of division facts was the skill most highly correlated to total test score in grades 5-6; (4) division computation was the skill most highly correlated to total test score in grades 7-8; (5) in spite of scoring lower in other areas, the students at Maris Stella scored significantly higher on solving word problems; and (6) a factor analysis revealed that the ability to solve word problems is related to the abilities to solve percent and algebraic equations, to convert one measurement unit to another, and to find the perimeter of a rectangle. Results of the testing are displayed in 13 tables. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Palau