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Topic: contribution of standards?
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Anne Wheelock

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Re: contribution of standards?
Posted: Jun 26, 1995 7:51 AM
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On 6/24/95, Amos Newcombe suggested:
>You might also ask to what extent [standards] are actually implemented. The
>standards represent such a massive undertaking that it seems unrealistic to
>expect anything but a gradual improvement.

In 1990 the National Center for Education Statistics surveyed 10th graders
about how often in their most recent or current math class they engaged in
certain activities. They found:

Copy the teacher's notes from the blackboard: 18.1% - never; 34.2% -
sometimes; 47.7% - often.

Participate in student-led discussions: 40.8% - never; 39.6% - sometimes;
19.6% - often.

Use books other than textbooks: 70.4% - never; 18.2% - sometimes; 11.3% - often.

Use computers in math class: 84.2% - never; 12.6% - sometimes; 3.2% - often.

Does anyone know of sources for more recent information nationally or
similar information for states or districts?

Anne Wheelock
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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