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ERIC Number: EJ1096022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
How Common Is the Common Core? A Global Analysis of Math Teaching and Learning
Khaliqi, David
School Science and Mathematics, v116 n4 p199-211 Apr 2016
The U.S. educational system is undergoing rapid and substantial changes with many states grappling with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). Important research questions remain unanswered regarding the potential efficacy of the CCSSM to improve student math performance compared with students around the globe. This article utilized TIMSS 2007 8th-grade math assessment results and curricular frameworks to (1) measure the degree of overlap between the CCSSM and TIMSS standards, and (2) use this finding to create a predictive model to determine the potential efficacy of the CCSSM in improving the U.S. 8th-grade student math performance compared with six culturally matched, TIMSS-assessed countries, provinces, and states. Comparisons of CCSSM and TIMSS-assessed jurisdictions show that the CCSSM holds many items in common with TIMSS-assessed jurisdictions, but lacks rigor in some key areas. The CCSSM deficiencies include algebraic knowledge and problem solving at the 8th-grade level, and are a significant detractor from the CCSSM when compared with TIMSS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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