ERIC Number: ED390639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Reform in School Mathematics and Authentic Assessment.
Romberg, Thomas A., Ed.
This volume is concerned with the alignment between the way the mathematical performance of students is assessed and the reform agenda in school mathematics. The chapters in this book have been prepared to raise a set of issues that scholars are addressing during this period of transition from traditional schooling practices toward the reform vision of school mathematics. Chapters are: (1) "Issues Related to the Development of an Authentic Assessment System for School Mathematics" (T. A. Romberg and L. D. Wilson), (2) "A Framework for Authentic Assessment in Mathematics" (S. P. Lajoie), (3) "Sources of Assessment Information for Instructional Guidance in Mathematics" (E. A. Silver and P. A. Kenney), (4) "Assessment: No Change without Problems" (J. De Lange), (5) "The Invalidity of Standardized Testing for Measuring Mathematics Achievement" (R. E. Stake), (6) "Assessment Nets: An Alternative Approach to Assessment in Mathematics Achievement" (M. Wilson), and (7) "Connecting Visions of Authentic Assessment to the Realities of Educational Practice (M. E. Graue). Subject and author indexes are provided, and references are listed with each chapter. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 (paperback: ISBN-0-7914-2162-7; clothbound: ISBN-0-7914-2161-9).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.