**ERIC Number:**ED377073

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**1992

**Pages:**378

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-7914-0900-7

**ISSN:**N/A

Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation: Imperatives for Mathematics Educators.

Romberg, Thomas A., Ed.

This books contains papers written on issues related to externally mandated mathematics tests and their influence on school mathematics. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the book, including brief abstracts of each chapter. Chapter 2 presents a summary of the overall problems associated with the need for valid information. Remaining chapters include: (3) Implications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Mathematics Assessment (Norman Webb & Thomas A. Romberg); (4) Curriculum and Test Alignment (Thomas A. Romberg, and others); (5) State Assessment Test Development Procedures (James Braswell); (6) Test Development Profile of a State-Mandated Large-Scale Assessment Instrument in Mathematics (Tej Pandey); (7) Assessing Students' Learning in Courses Using Graphics Tools: A Preliminary Research Agenda (Sharon L. Senk); (8) Mathematics Testing with Calculators; Ransoming the Hostages (John G. Harvey); (9) Gender Differences in Test Taking: A Review (Margaret R. Meyer); (10) Communication and the Learning of Mathematics (David Clarke, and others); (11) Measuring Levels of Mathematical Understanding (Mark Wilson); (12) A Framework for the California Assessment Program to Report Students' Achievement in Mathematics (E. Anne Zarinnia & Thomas A. Romberg); (13) Evaluation--Some Other Perspectives (Phillip C. Clarkson). A reference list organized by chapter contains 300 citations. Appendices include the NCTM Evaluation Standards, a classification matrix, illustrative questions, history and rationale for student mathematics journals, SMP Project student log sample pages, and the report of Vermont's Mathematics Portfolio Assessment Program. (MKR)

Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Calculators, Criticism, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, Sex Differences, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Testing

State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 (paperback: ISBN-0-7914-0900-7; clothbound: ISBN-0-7914-0899-X).

**Publication Type:**Books; Opinion Papers

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Teachers; Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

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