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ERIC Number: EJ985791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Oral Assessment in Mathematics: Implementation and Outcomes
Iannone, P.; Simpson, A.
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v31 n4 p179-190 Dec 2012
In this article, we report the planning and implementation of an oral assessment component in a first-year pure mathematics module of a degree course in mathematics. Our aim was to examine potential barriers to using oral assessments, explore the advantages and disadvantages compared to existing common assessment methods and document the outcomes in terms of student views and performance. Our findings suggest that concerns about staff workload, students' anxiety and fairness were only partially realized and that oral assessments may have a role to play in enriching the current assessment diet in mathematics. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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