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ERIC Number: EJ1068963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Perspectives on Numeracy: Reflections from International Assessments
Tout, Dave; Gal, Iddo
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v47 n4 p691-706 Jul 2015
This paper examines perspectives regarding the mathematical skills expected of adults and school graduates, comparing ideas developed as part of two major multinational comparative assessments of skills: the Programme for International Student Assessment and the Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (also known as the OECD Survey of Adult Skills). The paper reflects on the conceptual and assessment frameworks developed for these two programmes, aiming to shed light on the commonalities and differences between the constructs of numeracy and mathematical literacy and to inform current debate about directions for developing mathematical skills in the 21st Century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment