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ERIC Number: ED435759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-18
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of a District-Developed NCTM Standards-Based Elementary School Mathematics Curriculum.
Adams, Ann A.
This study examined the mathematics achievement of elementary school students to determine whether a district-developed National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards-based mathematics curriculum taught by trained teachers was more or less effective than the traditional curriculum that was being used. A nonrandom group of 13 teachers who had been trained in the new curriculum taught it to their students. The kindergarten was eliminated because norm-referenced tests were not given at that level, leaving 10 teachers and their classes. The control consisted of 24 teachers and classes using the curriculum already in place. Pretests and posttests using the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills were administered to students in both groups. There was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups, with students in the experimental group scoring more highly than those in the control group. There were no significant differences between male and female students. (Contains 4 tables and 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A