ERIC Number: ED548035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Impact of Student Calculator Use on the 2013 NAEP Twelfth-Grade Mathematics Assessment
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Knoxville, TN, Nov 5-7, 2014)
This descriptive research study examined 2013 NAEP 12th-grade mathematics scores by students' use of graphing calculators in math classes and the kind of calculator students used during NAEP assessment. NAEP Data Explorer analysis included two questions from Student Factors: How often do you use these different kinds of calculators in math class? Graphing [M817601], and Kind of calculator used for test? [M830201]. The literature review included international experimental and quasi-experimental research on student use of calculators during learning and assessment. The overall (100%) M=152, SD=34 (scale-range 0-300). NAEP scores by use of graphing calculator in math class were: never use (18%) M=137, SD=29; sometimes not often use (21%) M=145, SD=34; usually use (61%) M=165, SD=32. NAEP scores by calculator use for the test: None: (35%) M=153, SD=33; NAEP provided: (39%) M=147, SD=30; Scientific non-graphing: (8%) M=146, SD=33, Graphing: (17%) M=171, SD=33. Effect sizes (Cohen, 1988) ranged from d=0.26 to d=0.90.
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Tests, Literature Reviews, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Instructional Effectiveness, Calculators, Technology Uses in Education, Effect Size
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: Grade 12; Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Connecticut; Florida; Idaho; Illinois; Iowa; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; South Dakota; West Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress