Teachers -- In-service training -- Massachusetts; Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System; Educational tests and measurements -- Massachusetts
In May of 1998, Massachusetts students in Grades 4, 8 and 10 took the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology for the first time. These tests are based on the...
Educational law and legislation -- United States; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The federal law commonly called, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), requires that all states assess their students to determine how well they are functioning in mathematics and other areas as well. This study investigated the importance of middle school...
One of the major goals of high school curriculum is to better prepare the high school student for college level courses. When alternative curricula programs are available, how can one determine which curriculum better accomplishes this goal? One...
Motivation in education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Urban schools in particular need to motivate students to gain higher levels of mathematics achievement and acquisition. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) deemed this problem significant enough to place a motivational domain to...
Connecticut Academic Performance Test; Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
The debate over the effectiveness of a "reform" mathematics curriculum verses a "traditional" mathematics curriculum in student achievement has been widely discussed and studied. Standards-based, or reform, programs emphasize applications to solve...
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
For years mathematics education has been at the center of discussion and action aimed at reforming curricula, teaching, and assessment in American schools and universities. Prodded by a series of critical national advisory reports and by...
Cerebral hemispheres; Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Cerebral dominance
For many years, doctors and scientists have known that the two hemispheres of our brains have different functions. Damage to the left hemisphere in adults has caused severe speech problems. For this reason, the left hemisphere had been considered...