ERIC Number: EJ519257
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Parents and Mathematics Education Reform: Voicing the Authority of Assessment.
Graue, M. Elizabeth; Smith, Stephanie Z.
Urban Education, v30 n4 p395-421 Jan 1996
Examines how parents think about assessment in a reformed middle school mathematics program, how a group of parents knew about their children's growing competence, and how these ideas generated norms that positioned parents and their children in the elitist hierarchy that characterizes school mathematics. The authors argue that assessment is a tool for maintaining social orders and relations. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: "Urban Schools and Mathematics Reform: Implementing New Standards." Supported by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement and the National Science Foundation.