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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015

Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies

Gubbins, E. Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Gilson, Cindy M.; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Vahidi, Siamak; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013

As a nation, society benefits from an educated populace. At a time when economic, environmental, social, and security issues are the focus of many conversations in businesses, industries, government offices, schools, and homes, policymakers turn their attention to the further development of human capital. Educators acknowledge that they have key…

Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods

National Center for Education Statistics, 2009

This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics at grades 4 and 8. The results from the 2009 assessment presented in this report are compared to those from previous years, showing how students' performance in mathematics has progressed over time. Results for students in the nation, the 50…

Descriptors: Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, National Competency Tests

An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Jones, Lyle V., Ed.; And Others – 1982

The quality of doctoral-level chemistry (N=145), computer science (N=58), geoscience (N=91), mathematics (N=115), physics (N=123), and statistics/biostatistics (N=64) programs at United States universities was assessed, using 16 measures. These measures focused on variables related to: program size; characteristics of graduates; reputational…

Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Chemistry, College Faculty, College Mathematics

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development and Implementation Branch. – 1988

This report contains a description and analysis, along with conclusions and recommendations, of the three components of the 1987 Mathematics Assessment in Manitoba, Canada: (1) the student achievement tests at grades 3, 6, 9, and 12; (2) the comparison testing (1981-1986) at the same grade levels; and (3) the teacher survey. The intent of the…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts

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D'Agostino, Richard; And Others – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991

A Society of Research Administrators national survey of research administrators gathered information on their organizational units, funding, professional, educational and personal characteristics, and areas of professional experience and involvement. Results are reported as compiled questionnaire response data and in the form of an administrator…

Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Higher Education, National Surveys

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development and Implementation Branch. – 1988

This report contains a brief description of the study in the province of Manitoba, Canada along with recommendations based upon the judgements of the Technical Advisory Committee. Grade levels 3, 6, 9, and 12 were administered the test. The purposes of the test were to: (1) provide benchmark indicators relative to the level of mathematics…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch. – 1987

The Provincial Assessment of Mathematics was conducted at grades 3, 6, 9 and 12. There are three major components to the assessment: (1) a written test of the curriculum objectives carried out in May, 1987 for grades 3, 6, and 9, and in June, 1987 for grade 12 (Mathematics 300 and Mathematics 301); (2) a survey of teachers at these grade levels;…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts

Kay, John – 1990

Shortfalls in the number of doctoral-level natural scientists and engineers are expected to grow rapidly by the year 2000. Tables show the number of master's and doctoral degrees awarded in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and computer and information sciences in 1980 and 1985 by public universities in the United States, in the…

Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Projections, Engineering

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability. – 1989

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report describes: (1) "Characteristics of Algebra I Students"; (2) "Student Performance on the Core Test"; (3) "Combining Performance and Participation:…

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Assessment, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability. – 1989

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report describes: (1) "Characteristics of Algebra II Students"; (2) "Student Performance on the Core Test"; (3) "Combining Performance and Participation:…

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Assessment, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability. – 1989

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report describes: (1) "Geometry End-of-Course Test"; (2) "Scoring Geometry Proofs"; (3) "Characteristics of Geometry Students"; (4) "Student…

Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Geometry, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Testing. – 1988

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. It appears that more than 40 percent of a class of students and approximately 60 percent of Algebra I students take Algebra II. Each Algebra II student took a test containing one of…

Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Algebra, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Testing. – 1988

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. The 59,723 students who took the Algebra I End-of-Course Test in 1987-88 were a subgroup of the school population in the eighth through twelfth grades. The proportion of students…

Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Algebra, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts