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Romberg, Thomas A. – Educational Psychologist, 2010

Merlin C. Wittrock was a friend and colleague who influenced me and many other contemporary mathematics educators on how students learn. In this article I summarize my interactions with Merl beginning in 1965, and how over the following half-century he influenced my thinking on student learning for understanding and, in turn, on how to design…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Academic Achievement

Romberg, Thomas A. – 1969

This publication contains sixteen abstracts of papers presented at the Research Reporting Sessions of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting. The investigations reported by Anthony, Creswell, Higgins, and Weise focus on curriculum and classroom innovations in the school mathematics program. Investigations by Gibbons,…

Descriptors: Achievement, Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction

Romberg, Thomas A. – 1986

Past studies of compensatory education programs in mathematics show that they have not addressed mathematical concerns, have not had clear program goals, have had a narrow view of what constitutes evaluation, and have taught little that would improve students' mathematical abilities. In the future, compensatory programs for mathematics should…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

Romberg, Thomas A. – 1994

The use of the term "world class standards" grows out of the rhetoric surrounding the National Education Goals of 1990. The perspective of the mathematical sciences education community on world class standards is offered through a description of their efforts on behalf of reform of mathematics education and a discussion of what such…

Descriptors: Criteria, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Definitions

Romberg, Thomas A.; And Others – 1982

This report summarizes the data from a comparative study of grades 2 and 5 mathematics instruction and the use of Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) in IGE and non-IGE settings. These results are part of a five-phase evaluation of the IGE system of elementary schooling. Use of DMP and reported adoption of IGE were not found to be good…

Descriptors: Computation, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Romberg, Thomas A. – American Journal of Education, 1997

Examines the growing influence and developments of other country's mathematics education and reform efforts on U.S. efforts at improving mathematics education. Specifically, it discusses those reform efforts and materials currently in use in the United States that were guided by research and reform in the Netherlands. (GR)

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Practices

Mandated School Mathematics Testing in the United States: A Survey of State Mathematics Supervisors.

Romberg, Thomas A.; And Others – 1989

This report contains information gathered in the second of a series from the National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education regarding effects of mandated testing. The purpose of the study was to determine for each state: (1) whether mathematics testing was mandated at the state level; (2) the processes of test selection or…

Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests

Romberg, Thomas A. – 1983

Data on how many minutes of instruction were allocated to various aspects of teaching initial addition and subtraction concepts and skills in the Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) curriculum were summarized for 20 classrooms in grades 1-3. The same curriculum materials were used in each class at each grade level. The number of minutes spent…

Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum

Romberg, Thomas A.; Wilson, James W. – 1972

This is one of a series of reports on the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities (NLSMA). Further, it is of the subseries that analyzed data for the purpose of identifying differential patterns of mathematics achievement which are correlated with different textbook series. This particular report considers comparisons made for the…

Descriptors: Achievement, Curriculum, Educational Research, Evaluation

Romberg, Thomas A.; Wilson, James W. – 1969

This is one of a series of reports on the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities (NLSMA). This report describes the processes used for deciding what should be measured, when, and how. Work of the SMSG Panel on Tests for collecting tests items, conceptualizing scales, pilot testing, and analyzing pilot test data is reviewed. The…

Descriptors: Educational Research, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Education, Psychological Testing

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Romberg, Thomas A. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1992

Responds to Apple's article by making seven points that discuss (1) the Standards as a vision; (2) changes in mathematics; (3) changes in how one learns; (4) democratic citizenship; (5) costs; (6) quality of examples; and (7) working conditions for the teacher. (MDH)

Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education

Buchanan, Anne E.; Romberg, Thomas A. – 1982

As part of a 3-year study of arithmetic problem-solving skills in young children, pretests were administered to 180 middle class first grade students. Following each of three instructional units, another achievement test was administered. The three first grade units corresponded to the Developing Mathematical Processes curriculum and involved…

Descriptors: Addition, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Mathematics

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Romberg, Thomas A.; And Others – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1971

A critique is given of the use of an efficiency ratio to reexamine the data of the International Study of Achievement in Mathematics. A reply to this and an earlier critique of the analysis is included. (JG)

Descriptors: Achievement, Data Analysis, Mathematics Education, Research Methodology

Romberg, Thomas A.; And Others – 1982

Procedural documentation is presented for administering, scoring and analyzing data gathered to examine the construct validity of a set of superitems developed to assess student levels of mathematical reasoning ability. Each superitem includes a mathematical situation and a structured set of questions about that situation. The questions were based…

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Analysis, Mathematics Achievement

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Braswell, James S.; Romberg, Thomas A. – 1970

Part One of this report discusses the background and philosophy of the Patterns in Arithmetic (PIA) television program. Mathematical objectives for Grades 1-4 are discussed in detail. Part Two presents the results of a summative, noncomparative evaluation done on the PIA program in Grades 1 and 3 during the 1966-67 school year. Classes in Alabama…

Descriptors: Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction

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