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Title: Estimation Skills, Mathematics-in-Context, and Advanced Skills in Mathematics
Description: This report presents information from three special studies conducted as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1996 mathematics assessment. It is intended primarily for mathematics educators and others concerned with mathematics education, such as curriculum specialists, teachers, and university faculty in schools of education. The three studies reported here were designed to provide greater detail on how students perform on particular types of mathematics questions. They include: the Estimation Study; the Study of Mathematics-in-Context, which is referred to as the Theme Study; and the Study of Students Taking Advanced Courses in Mathematics, which is referred to as the Advanced Study. The Theme Study and the Advanced Study were administered for the first time in 1996. The Estimation Study, on the other hand, had been administered twice before, in 1990 and 1992.
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Cover Date: November 1999
Web Release: March 8, 2000
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2000451
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Research and Development Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Achievement (Student)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Research and Development Report, please contact:
Grady Wilburn.