Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

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Statement of the problem. The purpose of this study is three-fold:

(1) to discover the degree to which high school pupils, the majority of whom are in their terminal year of high school mathematics, are functionally competent in the subject as determined by their achievement on the Davis Test of Functional Competence in Mathematics.

(2) to ascertain to what degree pupils manifesting mathematical competency are dependent on such factors as intelligence, mathematical aptitude, and ability in arithmetic as measured by results obtained on certain tests purporting to measure those factors.

(3) to discover the relationship between the degree of competency in mathematics as measured by the Davis test and the marks made by the pupils in high school mathematics courses.

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Degree Name

Educational Leadership

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Department Name

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Bonner M. Crawford

Second Committee Member

Simon Peter Nanninga

Third Committee Member

Esther June Piercy