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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Smolkowski, Keith; Dimino, Joseph – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Contemporary state math standards emphasize that students must demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical ideas underlying the computations that have typically been the core of the elementary school math curriculum. The standards have put an increased emphasis on the study of fractions in upper elementary grades, which are the years during…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Grade 4
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Neidorf, Teresa Smith; Binkley, Marilyn; Gattis, Kim; Nohara, David – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This technical report describes a study that was undertaken to compare the content of three mathematics assessments conducted in 2003: the NAEP fourth-and eighth-grade assessments; the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which also assessed mathematics at the fourth-and eighth-grade levels; and the Program for…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Skills
Sandoval, Pam A. – Colorado Department of Education, 2005
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2005 assessment was administered to a stratified random sample of fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders at the national level and to a stratified random sample of fourth- and eighth-graders at the state level. The Mathematics Framework for NAEP was revised in 1996 and again in 2005. The new…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Grade 4, Flow Charts, National Competency Tests
Green, Nora D. – Online Submission, 2009
The math achievement of third and fourth grade special education students has been identified as an area of concern within a public school located in a small rural town located on the east coast. The purpose of this action research study was to investigate whether or not the Touch Math strategy increased the math ability of third and fourth grade…
Descriptors: Action Research, Special Education, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools
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Hinerman, Krystal M.; Hull, Darrell M.; Chen, Qi; Booker, Dana D.; Naslund-Hadley, Emma I. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
In Belize, the percentage of untrained teachers (i.e. teachers with the equivalent of a high school education or less) is one of the highest in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. In response to growing student cohorts, the increased demand for more classroom teachers has led to significant decrease in the proportion of trained teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials, Teacher Education
Maryland State Department of Education, 2009
Each year, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) informs policymakers and practitioners of what children know and are able to do when they start formal education in kindergarten. This report provides a profile of children's skill levels as they enter school based on the evaluation of their teachers. It includes valuable trend data about…
Descriptors: African American Children, Special Schools, School Readiness, Learning Readiness
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Schmidt, Karsten; Kohler, Anke; Moldenhauer, Wolfgang – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2009
This paper reports on the effects the use of a pocket calculator-based computer algebra system (CAS) has on the performance in mathematics of grade 11 students in Germany. A project started at 8 of about one hundred upper secondary schools in the federal state of Thuringia in 1999; 3 years later the former restrictions on the use of technology in…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Advanced Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Calculators
Maryland State Department of Education, 2008
Each year, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) informs policymakers and practitioners of what children know and are able to do when they start formal education in kindergarten. This report, which is unique in its kind nationally, provides a profile of children's skill levels as they enter school based on the evaluation of their…
Descriptors: African American Children, Special Schools, School Readiness, Learning Readiness
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Provasnik, Stephen; Gonzales, Patrick; Miller, David – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
The "Condition of Education" summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. For the 2009 edition, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) prepared this supplemental report to take a closer look at U.S. student performance on international assessments. This special analysis examines…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries
Garcia, Cynthia; Jones, Don; Isaacson, Carrie – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many school districts have reduced instructional time for the arts in order to focus on reading and mathematics. Accordingly, fine arts programs across the nation have become subject to budget cuts or elimination in order to meet federal accountability measures. Hit especially hard are…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Ramist, Leonard; Lewis, Charles; McCamley-Jenkins, Laura – College Entrance Examination Board, 2001
There has been increased interest in emphasizing Achievement Tests, as SAT II: Subject Tests, for use in admission and placement. In this report, data was obtained from a comprehensive database of categorized course grades for a large number and great variety of colleges, with student groups identified. For each student group, the percentage of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Prediction
Thomson, Sue; Cresswell, John; De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The overall aim of PISA is to measure how well 15-year-olds approaching the end of their compulsory schooling are prepared for meeting the challenges they will face in their lives beyond school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Comparative Analysis
Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia – Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change (NJ1), 2004
Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Municipalities, Needs Assessment, Educational Attainment
Brasel, Michael D. – 1991
An analysis and summary are presented of the 1989-90 test results of New Mexico students on the Enhanced American College Testing Program (Enhanced ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Data were provided by the American College Testing Program, the Educational Testing Service, and the New Mexico High School Graduates Survey. The Enhanced…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis
Morris, Cathy; Vorp, Ron – 1996
In 1996, Florida's Miami-Dade Community College conducted a study to examine the college preparatory completion rates of first-time degree-seeking students based on their verbal and mathematics entry-level placement scores. Results include the following: (1) fewer than 30% of students scoring at the lowest level on the mathematics placement test…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Studies Programs, Mathematical Aptitude
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