ERIC Number: EJ781595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Assessment Practices of Secondary School Members of NCTM
Ohlsen, Michele T.
American Secondary Education, v36 n1 p4-14 Fall 2007
In the current high-stakes educational environment, emphasis is on measurable student learning outcomes. The focus remains on single high-stakes tests, but most assessments of student learning occur in the classroom. In a survey of secondary mathematics teachers, the teachers self-reported their use of classroom assessment methods. The classroom assessment picture depicted is one of continued reliance on traditional assessments such as quizzes and major examinations as the main determinant of student grades. However, traditional assessments are not the only indicators that determine student grades. Secondary mathematics teachers use multiple assessments to determine student grades at the end of a semester.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), High Stakes Tests, Mathematics Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Secondary School Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A