ERIC Number: ED455304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Assessment Handbook, 2000-2001. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services.
Beginning in 1999, all of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) had to be aligned with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. This handbook describes the PSSA mathematics assessment. Following an overview of the PSSA, the second chapter focuses on the development and scoring of the mathematics assessment. Administering the assessment is described, with explanations of the permitted uses of calculators, rulers, and other tools in the assessment. A fourth chapter discusses the focus of the mathematics assessment and describes the reporting of school and student scores, setting performance standards for the assessment, and the use of scoring rubrics versus performance standards. The next three chapters discuss preparing for the assessment of grades 5, 8, and 11 respectively. Sample items, scoring guides, and sample student responses are presented for each grade. An appendix lists members of the Mathematics Assessment Advisory Committee. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Scoring, State Programs, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Evaluation and Reports, 333 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-787-4234.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania