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Title:  Essential Skills in Mathematics: A Comparative Analysis of American and Japanese Assessments of Eighth-Graders
Description: This report uses data from examinations given in Japan and the United States to assess the essential components of the taught curriculum in each country. Students in each country were assessed using examinations designed specifically for students in that country. This report compares the nature of these examinations, the expectations based on the curriculum, and student perfomances on the included items. This comparison, combined with an accompanying analysis of the curricular intents for American eighth-graders and their Japanese counterparts in grade two of lower secondary school, provides a rich picture of the differences in student performance and curricular emphases and expectations that mark this study.
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Cover Date: April 1997
Web Release: April 10, 1997
Print Release: March 31, 1997
Publication #: NCES 97885
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: John A. Dossey (Illinois State University)
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Keywords:
Achievement (student)
Eighth-graders
International comparisons
Mathematics
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