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ERIC Number: EJ787039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Using an Experiment in Portfolios in the Middle School
Maxwell, Vicki L.; Lassak, Marshall B.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n7 p404-409 Mar 2008
Standard classroom tests tend to showcase what students know at that point in time and do not usually reflect real-life mathematics. They are not always accurate indicators of what students understand and how they understand it. Portfolios are tools that allow students a better opportunity to exhibit mathematical growth in understanding and attitude over time. This article describes how one teacher used portfolios as an alternative assessment in her mathematics classroom. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A