ERIC Number: ED449980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
An Analysis of Middle School Mathematics Classroom Observation and Teacher Interview Data.
As a result of questions arising from differences in performance on Algebra 1 final examinations by school during the 1999-2000 school year, students' middle school mathematics experiences have received renewed focus. Specific questions have arisen regarding whether all students are sufficiently prepared to handle algebraic content by grade 8 or 9, and whether teachers have different expectations for students based on demographic variables or the students' prior mathematics performance. In spring 1999, evaluation staff from the Office of Shared Accountability (formerly Department of Educational Accountability) observed middle school mathematics classes to provide needs assessment data for a grant proposal that was submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF). This report brings together data obtained from the classroom observations and from teachers' comments to help shed light on the questions surrounding Algebra 1 performance. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Note: Produced by the Montgomery County Public Schools, Office of Shared Accountability.