ERIC Number: ED453068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Graphics Calculators in Examinations: A Question of Equity?
Haimes, David H.
Analysis of student achievement data following the introduction of graphics calculators to tertiary entrance examinations in mathematics in Western Australia suggests the possibility of an equity problem between the sexes in their usage. While males out-performed females in a number of categories, the most conclusive evidence emerged in questions that were rated as being appropriate for graphics calculator use. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Sex Differences, Testing
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/hai99198.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (Melbourne, Australia, November 29-December 2, 1999).