
Re: Educators say CSAP scores demonstrate need for earlier preparation in algebra and geometry
Posted:
Aug 1, 2001 5:42 PM


> > > Specifically, does the CSAP have a timed, calculatorfree computation > > > section? > >
Computation skill should be developed by all students, but the requirement for a timed test often produces far too much emphasis on speed. Many students whose performance on such tests is judged on the basis of speedy computation actually struggle more with the time required to record the answer rather than the time required to perform the computation. In some of these cases students are judged as not sufficiently proficient in mathematics, when in fact the difficulty is with the recording of the answer.
Steve Cottrell Mathematics Supervisor K12 Davis School District P.O. Box 588 Farmington, UT 840250588
Phone 8014025123 Fax 8014025333

