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2012b.00488
Klein, David
What do the NAEP math tests really measure.
Notices Am. Math. Soc. 58, No. 1, 5355 (2011).
2011
American Mathematical Society (AMS), Providence, RI
EN
D62
D63
C42
C43
NAEP
IQ test: achievement
ability
grade 4
grade 8
The author contends that the mathematics tests (for fourth and eighth grades) in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test are more like IQ tests than achievement tests. Four sample items from the test are presented, which items show a lack of mathematical content. The author concludes: ``Until such time as a reliable national mathematics achievement test comes into existence, the plethora of education research articles that base their findings on NAEP math scores should be considered with reservations.''
Steven C. Althoen (Holly)