ERIC Number: ED434828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Guide to the Colorado Student Assessment Program for Eighth Grade Mathematics: An Assessment of Fifth through Eighth Grade Benchmarks.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
The Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) has been underway since 1997. Since then, fourth grade students have been assessed annually on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Reading and Writing. In 1998, testing began on third grade reading. Over the course of time, other grades and subject areas will be phased in. In the spring of 2000, public school eighth grade students will be assessed for the first time on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Mathematics. This guide was developed to help educators prepare for this upcoming mathematics assessment. The purpose of this book is to provide a window into eighth grade mathematics assessment. It is divided into four sections: (1) an overview of CSAP with a question-and-answer section about test development, scoring, and reporting; (2) the "Colorado Model Content Standards for Mathematics Fifth to Eighth Grade Assessment Framework"; (3) referenced tests (sample assessment items) for the "Fifth to Eighth Grade Assessment Framework"; and (4) three sample constructed-response tasks (one 5-minute and two 15-minute tasks) with accompanying scoring guides and student work. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.; CONNECT, Denver, CO.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Office of Systemic Reform.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado