ERIC Number: EJ440155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Toronto Board of Education's Benchmarks in Mathematics.
Clark, John L.
Arithmetic Teacher, v39 n6 p51-55 Feb 1992
In 1987, Toronto Board of Education mandated the development of standards, called "benchmarks," for students' achievement in mathematics and language at the end of grades 3, 6, 8, and 10. The development and testing of benchmarks stressing higher-order thinking, problem solving, and the use of experiential approaches and manipulative materials is described. Specific examples and overall strengths are presented. (MDH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 8, Holistic Evaluation, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, Measures (Individuals), Problem Solving, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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