ERIC Number: ED331697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Procedures for Improving the Mathematics Curriculum: Assessment. ERIC/SMEAC Mathematics Education Digest No. 2.
Dossey, John A.
While 1990 was the year of reform recommendations in mathematics education, 1991 may become the year of assessment in mathematics education. The growth of assessment activities stems from the belief that the primary purpose of assessment is the improvement of teaching. The digest reviews trends in mathematics assessment. Discussed are the sudden emphasis on assessment; how schools can improve their methods of assessing students; how assessment can be used to improve instruction; what changes are taking place in state testing programs; what is happening in college entrance examinations programs; what is happening in assessment at the national level; and what schools can do to improve themselves. A list of 11 selected references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, Room 310, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.50 single copy).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests