ERIC Number: ED080602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Addition and Subtraction: Mathematics Evaluation Materials Package Project.
Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
The Mathematics Evaluation Materials Package (MEMP) is a set of objectives and companion test items for mathematics education in Grades 4 to 6. MEMP was developed for classroom use and emphasizes increased teacher and principal decision-making and flexible curricular guidelines. The most significant feature in MEMP, which distinguishes it from other evaluation devices and strategies, is the variation in the patterns of objectives that it accomodates. Educational objectives that are stated in terms of student performance, and that are coupled with companion test items, provide the basic elements for measuring student achievement in a manner that is different from standardized testing and, in most cases, different from usual programs of pupil testing. MEMP can be used for designing tests covering short units of work or for constructing longer tests. It can be especially useful during changes in curricula because the various curriculum options that are open to teachers may be compared, as they are tried, in their effects on student performance. The instructional objectives with companion items, answers, and inventories that are models of the types of papers that can be prepared by teachers for evaluation purposes are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Addition, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Performance Tests, Problem Sets, Student Evaluation, Subtraction, Teaching Guides, Tests
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (no price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.