ERIC Number: ED392651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Samples of Students' Responses from the Grade 3 Mathematics Performance-based Assessment Tasks, June 1994.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
As part of Alberta Education's (Canada) broadened assessment initiatives, a sample of 693 Grade 3 students from across the province participated in the Mathematics Performance-based Assessment, 1994. This activity-based assessment, using picture books and manipulatives, was developed by Grade 3 teachers to assess a broad range of skills not easily measured using multiple-choice tests. The problem-solving and writing activities were designed to obtain valuable information about how students apply their knowledge in mathematics when solving real-life problems. The purpose of this document is to provide teachers, administrators, students, and parents with samples of students' performances that exemplify standards in relation to the assessment tasks. The samples of students' work selected for this booklet illustrate the quality of students' work at each of three levels: Does Not Meet Acceptable Standard; Meets the Acceptable Standard; and Meets the Standard of Excellence. The commentaries that accompany the samples highlight selected features of the students' responses and show how scoring criteria relate to students' work. Appendixes include science holistic scoring criteria, percentage of students at each level, and science descriptive coding criteria. (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Mathematics Education, Performance Based Assessment, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, Alberta Education, Student Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K OL2, Canada.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.