The Development of Mathematics Achievement Tests for the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities

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  • 1 University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
  • 2 School Mathematics Study Group Stanford, California

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate by a few examples how the mathematics achievement tests used in the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities (NLSMA) were developed.

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1 This is a five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by the School Mathematics Study Group. For further information see E. G. Begle, “A Study of Mathematical Abilities,” THE ARITHMETIC TEACHER, IX (November 1962), 388-89; Leonard S. Cahen, “The National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities,” Science Education News, April 1963, pp. 5-6; and Leonard S. Cahen. “An Interim Report on the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities,” THE MATHEMATICA TEACHER, LVIII (October 1965), 522-26.

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