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Ridgway, Jim; Passey, Don – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1995
Reports on a study of the mathematical needs of engineering apprentices in the United Kingdom. Finds that mathematical skills learned in general education programs do not meet requirements of the engineering profession. Recommends changes in mathematics education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering
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Brown, Margaret – British Educational Research Journal, 1989
Argues that research shows that the concerns expressed about the Graded Assessment in Mathematics (GAIM) project are not serious and do not outweigh the positive benefits of the program. States that levels of achievement and development of mathematical learning are related. Urges the linking of summative and formative assessment. (KO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic)
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1990
As momentum for change in U.S. education continues to grow, questions about the nature and goals of mathematics education take on increasing urgency. This report proposes a framework for reform of school mathematics mainly through reshaping of the mathematics curriculum. Chapters included are: (1) "A Rationale for Change," describing changing…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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
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
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
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA. – 1989
This document contains a set of standards for mathematics curricula in North American schools (K-12) and for evaluating the quality of both the curriculum and student achievement. In the introduction, the background, need, and overview of these standards are described. A total of 54 standards are divided into four categories: (1) "Curriculum…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Mathematical Concepts
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
Dockweiler, Clarence J. – 1989
This study was designed to investigate whether the implementation and integration of the use of the Explorer Calculator into the curriculum influenced students in grades three through six. The sample consisted of approximately 440 students who were assigned to the treatment group or the control group. Achievement scores from the Iowa Test of Basic…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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
Heid, M. Kathleen; And Others – 1989
Mathematics competitions are a popular extracurricular activity for students at all grade levels. This booklet outlines some of the logistical and structural issues that competition organizers, administrators, coaches, and question writers face when they incorporate calculators into their competitions. Main topics included are: (1) "Decisions…
Descriptors: Calculators, Competition, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics
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
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