ERIC Number: ED189173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
ACER Mathematics Profile Series: Number Test. (Test Booklet, Answer and Record Sheet, Score Key, and Teachers Handbook).
Cornish, Greg; Wines, Robin
The Number Test of the ACER Mathematics Profile Series, contains 30 items, for each of three suggested grade levels: 7-8, 8-9, and 9-10. Raw scores on all tests in the ACER Mathematics Profile Series (Number, Operations, Space and Measurement) are converted to a common scale called MAPS, a major feature of the Series. Based on the Rasch Model, MAPS makes it possible to estimate the likelihood of a student with a known ability being able to correctly answer an item of known difficulty. Broadly speaking, MAPS also makes it possible to measure the latent variable underlying the Series: mathematics development. Expected mastery levels for test items are related to four Piagetian developmental stages: early concrete operational; late concrete operational; early formal operational; and late formal operational. The objectives which are suggested are process, rather than content, oriented. Based loosely upon Bloom's Taxonomy, they relate mathematics development to such cognitive processes as knowledge, operations, classification, ordination, relevance, creativity, and problem solving. (CP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Development, Criterion Referenced Tests, Developmental Stages, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis, Latent Trait Theory, Number Concepts, Quantitative Tests, Scaling, Scoring, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Test Interpretation, Testing
Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, PO Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 (6.30)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: ACER Mathematics Profile Series; Australia; Piagetian Stages; Rasch Model