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American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI. – 1994
This study of rewards and recognition in the mathematical sciences in higher education utilized data gathered from site visits to 26 institutions, 3 open forums, and a survey of a sample of faculty and department chairs in mathematical sciences departments. Results found: (1) a substantial gap between what faculty think the reward structure should…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Mathematics, Department Heads, Departments
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1993
The call for educational reform has caused mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment to come under both professional and public scrutiny. The three elements contesting for leadership in assessment reform are the conventional testing agencies, reformers led by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and political agencies…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Grade 4
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. – 1988
For almost 20 years, student achievement in the United States has been measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported in recent years as "The Nation's Report Card." Based on a sample size of 25,000 students at each of three grade levels, it has provided the only data that reflect in a comprehensive way what…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary School Mathematics
Perez, Christina – 2001
Many of the National Science Foundation-funded math curricula offer (or will be offering) staff development workshops to accompany the adoption of the curricula in schools and districts. While much of this staff development focuses on providing teachers with a solid grounding in the mathematical content of the curricula, an opportunity exists…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Ethnicity
Snouffer, Nancy Kendall; And Others – 1992
A vocabulary improvement project, comprised of three components, was initiated at Del Mar College (DMC) in Corpus Christi, Texas, in spring 1991. Component 1 consisted of a baseline study of vocabulary knowledge among students in two levels of remedial reading classes. The test instrument measured content-specific vocabulary in English/literature,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Vocabulary