ERIC Number: ED503057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
A Description of the Computer Assisted Assessment Program in University Elementary Algebra at Norfolk State University
White, Ronald L.; Myers, Shadana; Earl, Archie W., Sr.
Many colleges and universities today are faced with the problem of low student academic achievement in math. Some of them are trying to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology. Their proposed solution is to teach children how to use the technological tools available to them and integrate that technology into the curriculum to improve student achievement. The Department of Mathematics at Norfolk State University (NSU) realizes that the use of technology (and its integration into the mathematics curriculum) may be a possible solution to the problem of low student academic achievement in undergraduate mathematics programs. As a result, the Department integrated a computer-assisted assessment (CAA) system to expose students to new advances in technology and to improve student achievement in mathematics courses. The present CAA system has been in effect since the fall semester of 2000 for their Mathematics 101 course, a one semester developmental course in university elementary algebra. This paper is a description of that system. The following are appended: (1) Elementary Algebra syllabus offered by the Mathematics Department at NSU; (2) CAA deadline schedule; (3) sample CAA test; and (4) sample CAA final report.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia