Assessing Mathematical Proficiency

Assessing Mathematical Proficiency

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Testing matters! It can determine kids' and schools' futures. In a conference at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, mathematicians, maths education researchers, teachers, test developers, and policymakers gathered to work through critical issues related to mathematics assessment. They examined: the challenges of assessing student learning in ways that support instructional improvement; ethical issues related to assessment, including the impact of testing on urban and high-poverty schools; the different (and sometimes conflicting) needs of the different groups; and different frameworks, tools, and methods for assessment, comparing the kinds of information they offer about students' mathematical proficiency. This volume presents the results of the discussions. It highlights the kinds of information that different assessments can offer, including many examples of some of the best mathematics assessments worldwide. A special feature is an interview with a student about his knowledge of fractions and a demonstration of what interviews (versus standardized tests) can reveal.Mathematics test structure and 2002 scores. from the Ministry of Education as many booklets with the different exercises as they have pupils, and specific booklets for the teachers. ... The test does not attempt to cover the whole elementary syllabus. ... items if they want to have a more accurate vision of the state of their class when beginning particular chapters. ... reformulate 8 61.7 62.5 24.9 Analyze a situation, organize a process 29 64.3 65.5 22 Produce an answer, justify it 10 57.7 60anbsp;...

Title:Assessing Mathematical Proficiency
Author:Alan H. Schoenfeld
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-05-21


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