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ERIC Number: EJ1162118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Beyond Performance Results: Analyzing the Informational and Developmental Potentials of Standardized Mathematics Tests
di Martino, Pietro; Baccaglini-Frank, Anna
For the Learning of Mathematics, v37 n3 p39-44 2017
In this article, we discuss the potential of a critical approach to standardized tests and their results. In particular, we explore and discuss this potential not only for the assessment of students' mathematical competence, but also for teachers' professional development. We identify and describe two kinds of potential: the Informational Potential (IP) and the Developmental Potential (DP). The IP refers to the information that can actually be obtained by interpreting students' performance results on standardized tests, while the DP refers to the educational opportunities offered by a critical approach to standardized tests and by a re-elaboration of the informational potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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