ERIC Number: ED358161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Student Learning in Mathematics.
Smith, Laura M.; And Others
This report, part of a series of documents which describe assessment of student learning in various curriculum areas, focuses on assessment of student learning in the mathematics classroom, beginning with an overview of current curriculum goals in mathematics. The rationale for reforming the content, instructional practices, and assessment methods in school mathematics is discussed. Subsequent sections describe alternative methods of assessing mathematics learning that are consistent with the new curriculum and instructional goals set forth for mathematics education. The performance-based assessment methods reviewed are: (1) open-ended questions; (2) mathematical investigations and projects; (3) writing activities in mathematics; (4) observations and interviews; (5) enhanced multiple-choice questions; and (6) portfolio assessments. A description of various methods for scoring and grading student work follows information on assessment methods. A brief summary is provided of activities in performance assessment from selected states. Appendix A contains a focused holistic scoring point scale. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Interviews, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Multiple Choice Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Scoring, Student Evaluation, Student Projects
South Carolina Center for Excellence in the Assessment of Student Learning, College of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. South Carolina Center for Excellence in the Assessment of Student Learning.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina