ERIC Number: ED409172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Results from the Sixth Mathematics Assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Kenney, Patricia Ann, Ed.; Silver, Edward A., Ed.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) provides data about what children know and can do with the goal of using this information to improve education. This book contains interpretive reports based on results from the mathematics assessments conducted by the NAEP regarding: (1) the cognitive performance of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 on multiple-choice, regular constructed-response, and extended constructed response items; (2) students' responses to a variety of background questions dealing with their beliefs and feelings toward mathematics and their participation in various forms of classroom activity; and (3) teachers' responses to various background questions dealing with the nature of their mathematics instruction. The results are summarized for the different grade levels and subgroups of students by gender and race/ethnicity. Chapters include: (1) "Learning about NAEP: Information Concerning the Sixth Mathematics Assessment" (Patricia Ann Kenney); (2) "NAEP Mathematics-1990-1992: The National, Trial State, and Trend Assessments" (John A. Dossey and Ina V. S. Mullis); (3) "NAEP Findings Regarding Race/Ethnicity and Gender: Affective Issues, Mathematics Performance, and Instructional Context" (Edward A. Silver, Marilyn E. Strutchens, and Judith S. Zawojewski); (4) "NAEP Findings Regarding the Preparation and Classroom Practices of Mathematics Teachers" (Mary Montgomery Lindquist); (5) "What Do Students Know about Numbers and Operations?" (Vicky L. Kouba, Judith S. Zawojewski, and Marilyn E. Strutchens); (6) "What Do Students Know about Measurement?" (Patricia Ann Kenney and Vicky L. Kouba); (7) "What Do Students Know about Geometry?" (Marilyn E. Strutchens and Glendon W. Blume); (8) "What Do Students Know about Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability?" (Judith S. Zawojewski and David S. Heckman); (9) "What Do Students Know about Algebra and Functions?" (Glendon W. Blume and David S. Heckman); and (10) "Learning from NAEP: Looking Back and Looking Ahead" (Edward A. Silver). (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Cited: ED548534