ERIC Number: ED481151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Strategies for Mathematics Teachers. Exit Exam, 2002.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
This document is intended to help mathematics teachers prepare students for the "exit exam of essential skills" required by the new Student Accountability Standards enacted by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Unlike current End of Grade and End of Course tests, the North Carolina High School Exit Exam (NCHSEE) focuses on skills across all disciplines, K-12, rather than specific content areas. Students should have the opportunity to practice and refine these skills in all courses. Within the NCHSEE, each of the four domains (Communication, Processing Information, Problem Solving, and Using Numbers and Data) addresses an aspect of what students should know and be able to do. The NCHSEE is an 8- to 100-item multiple choice test. The best preparation is mathematics instruction that provides students with multiple opportunities to experience problems constructed in real-life situations and that require multiple steps to a solution. The major mathematical skills and concepts tested are: (1) applying ratio, proportion, and percent; (2) analyzing data, identifying trends, and making predictions (3) applying formulas and algebraic expressions; and (4) computing with real numbers. Sample lessons and activities are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina