The Development And Construct Validation Of The Mathematics Proficiency Test For 14-Year-Old Students

Khairani*, Ahmad Zamri and Nordin, M. Sahari (2011) The Development And Construct Validation Of The Mathematics Proficiency Test For 14-Year-Old Students. The Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education (formerly known as Journal of Educators and Education), 26 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2289-9057

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    Abstract

    Mathematics education of yesterday, where the emphasis of procedural rote learning took centre stage, is no longer viable. Today, students must understand the Mathematics that they are learning; that is, Mathematics involves various components or strands that are interdependent and interwoven. The purpose of this study was to assess three of the strands, namely, conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and strategic competence among 14-year-old students. This study also sought empirical evidence for how the Mathematics profciency construct contributed to each strand. Results from Rasch Model calibration showed that students were most profcient in conceptual understanding followed by strategic competence and procedural fluency. Confrmatory factor analysis confrmed that Mathematics profciency was a signifcant determinant for each strand. Lastly, this study reported several implications calling for future research

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) > The Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education (formerly known as Journal of Educators and Education)
    Depositing User: Mr Firdaus Mohamad
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2017 13:29
    Last Modified: 25 May 2017 13:29
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/34592

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