ERIC Number: ED395798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Achievement Programme: Fourth Survey of Mathematics, 1994.
Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
This document presents 1994 results of the Assessment of Achievement Programme, established by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department to monitor performance of pupils in Scottish schools in particular areas of the curriculum. Samples of pupils were selected to be representative of pupils in all mainstream schools, whether education authority, grant-aided or independent. Over 9,000 pupils completed assessments. The written survey involved 2,633 students at P4, 2,563 at P7, and 4,007 at S2. About half took part in the survey of performances on practical mathematics. This survey provided information on current performance of written and practical mathematics at Primary 4, Primary 7, and Secondary 2, with detailed analyses within the categories of information handling, number, money and measurement, shape, position and movement, and problem solving; comparisons between stages on written and practical tasks; comparison of the performance of boys and girls at each stage; comparison of performance in 1994 with findings from the 1991 and 1988 surveys; and performance in relation to levels of Scottish National Guidelines: Mathematics 5-14. Each school participating in the survey completed a questionnaire that included questions on time spent on mathematics, resources and support for teaching, quantity of mathematics homework, computer and calculator usage, etc. (MKR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, National Surveys, Sex Differences
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)