Archive for 'Elementary' Category

Making It Happen

By admin - Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2023

Making It Happen: Common Core Standards is a new publication from NCTM that connects the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) with the NCTM’s 30-year track record in standards for school mathematics. The report shows that many of the aims and goals of the Common Core State Standards Initiative are consistent with those of [...]

2009 Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Grades 4 and 8

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2022

Student performance at grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also know as “The Nation’s Report Card,” has shown steady gains since 1990, although fourth-grade performance leveled off in 2009. Click here to read the full report.

Helping Your Children to Succeed in Math

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2022

Here are some resources that might be useful for parents who want to help their children succeed in mathematics:

TIMMS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2023

The Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) compares student achievement to nations across the world. U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders both scored significantly above the international average. Moreover, there were significant improvements for both groups of students since the assessment was first given in 1995. Note that “the TIMSS mathematics assessment is designed along two [...]

NAEP Long-Term Trends 2008

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2023

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers a Long-Term Trend Assessment. In contrast to the main NAEP assessment, this assessment focuses on basic skills and recall of definitions.The overall average mathematics scores for 9- and 13-year-olds were higher in 2008 when compared to all previous assessments. However, there was no significant change in the scores of 17-year-olds in comparison [...]