ERIC Number: ED176950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Tyranny of Tests in Elementary School Mathematics.
This position paper is an extension of a presentation delivered to the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics at their annual meetings in San Diego, 1978. Four limits in test design are discussed: focus on low-level skills, general adherence to randomness, filling in blanks, and right answers. These limits are suggested as having been transferred to the instructional and learning program in elementary school mathematics. A discussion of areas that might be productive in attacking this problem centers around topics such as children as learners, different kinds of speech, uncertainty and intervention, patterns and language, and memory. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Note: Paper presented at the annual meetings of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Boston, Massachusetts, April 1979); For related document, see SE 027 864; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document