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Klein, David – American School Board Journal, 2000
The author and many illustrious co-signers sent an open letter to the U.S. Department of Education protesting a report designating 10 "exemplary" or "promising" math programs. The programs over-emphasize data analysis and statistics, de-emphasize arithmetic and algebra, and advocate early calculator use, which can undermine…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Calculators, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Schmidt, William H.; Houang, Richard T.; Wolfe, Richard G. – American School Board Journal, 1999
The precipitous decline of U.S. students' scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) from 4th to 12th grade, compared with other nations, may be attributed to curriculum differences, not demography. The U.S. middle-school curriculum lacks focus and rigor and is highly repetitive. (MLH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
Hawkes, Mark; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1997
A consortium of Chicago-area school districts obtained special permission to administer the Third International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) to consortium students so it could evaluate how its students stacked up against their international peers. TIMSS officials and the U.S. Department of Education are encouraging other districts and…
Descriptors: Awards, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Status Comparison
Chabran, Melissa; LeTendre, Mary Jean – American School Board Journal, 1998
Results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) illustrate the urgency of strengthening mathematics education. School leaders can determine whether more of Title I funds should be shifted to mathematics programs. Title I can be a key resource for raising expectations for students, professional development, and the use of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid