ERIC Number: ED469074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Measuring Student Achievement: The Impact of Standardized Testing on Equity and Excellence in Mathematics. Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform.
TERC, Cambridge, MA.
This paper describes how to conduct a session to address the increasing presence of standardized testing and its impact on reform in mathematics classrooms. A brief history of testing and the impact of testing on teaching and learning are presented. Focusing on the consequences for educational equity that come from conducting state and national tests, some of the reasons behind the test score gaps between whites and students of color, between students from urban districts and those from suburban ones, and between lower- and middle/upper-class students are investigated. Overheads and sample problems are included. (KHR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Education, Standardized Tests
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: TERC, Cambridge, MA.