ERIC Number: ED440846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Steen, Lynn Arthur
Assessment not only places value, it also identifies which elements to value. In this era of accountability, the constituents of educational assessment are not just students, faculty, and administrators, but also parents, legislators, journalists, and the public. For these broader audiences, simple numerical indicators of student performance take on totemic significance. The spotlight of educational improvement often falls first and brightest on mathematics. This paper first discusses college mathematics and principles of assessment, then elaborates on the implementations of assessment. (Contains 21 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
For full text: http://www.stolaf.edu/people/steen/papers/assessment.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1999.