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ERIC Number: EJ829196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
An Alternative Theory: Deep Understanding of Mathematics
Garner, Mary
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v5 n2-3 p170-173 Aug 2007
The series of articles presented in this journal issue reports a systematic approach to judging the validity of a test within a framework recommended by Kane (2001, 2004a). The authors' approach effectively integrates quantitative and qualitative tools, showing the role of psychometric models in validation, and emphasizes the importance of clearly explaining the theory underlying the development of the test. Indeed, validation of the test is commensurate with validation of the theory underlying its development. In this commentary, the author addresses the difficulties the authors encountered in connecting the empirical evidence with the theory, and suggests an alternative theory that might account for the difficulties. She proposes that teachers should have a deep understanding of the mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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