Tapper, J. (2011, September). Democratizing Access to Core Mathematics Across Grades 9-12: Validity Study of Algebra 1 Content Tests. (Report). Hadley, MA: UMass Donahue Institute.
John Tapper UMass Donahue Institute
The purpose of this report is to examine the validity and reliability of instruments designed to measure student algebra content knowledge for IES grant # R305B070430. These instruments, called content tests, were created to measure growth in key algebra concepts, and problem solving with algebra content. The grant proposal, Democratizing Access to Core Mathematics Across Grades 9-12, describes the purpose of the content tests as, “comprised of standardized test items to measure student’s mathematical ability and problem-solving skills before and after each intervention.”
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