This books contains papers written on issues related to externally mandated mathematics tests and their influence on school mathematics. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the book, including brief abstracts of each chapter. Chapter 2 presents a summary of the overall problems associated with the need for valid information. Remaining chapters include: (3) Implications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Mathematics Assessment (Norman Webb a Thomas A. Romberg); (4) Curriculum and Test Alignment (Thomas A. Romberg, and others); (5) State Assessment Test Development Procedures (James Braswell); (6) Test Development Profile of a State-Mandated Large-Scale Assessment Instrument in Mathematics (Tej Pandey); (7) Assessing Students' Learning in Courses Using Graphics Tools: A Preliminary Research Agenda (Sharon L. Senk); (8) Mathematics Testing with Calculators; Ransoming the Hostages (John G. Harvey); (9) Gender Differences in Test Taking: A Review (Margaret R. Meyer); (10) Communication and the Learning of Mathematics (David Clarke, and others); (11) Measuring Levels of Mathematical Understanding (Mark Wilson); (12) A Framework for the California Assessment Program to Report Students' Achievement in Mathematics (E. Anne Zarinnia a Thomas A. Romberg); (13) Evaluation--Some Other Perspectives (Phillip C. Clarkson). A reference list organized by chapter contains 300 citations. Appendices include the NCTM Evaluation Standards, a classification matrix, illustrative questions, history and rationale for student mathematics journals, SMP Project student log sample pages, and the report of Vermont's Mathematics Portfolio Assessment Program. (MKR)Although this is particularly true for elementary school programs, it is also important at the junior and high school levels. ... Mathematics cannot be taught as an abstract field, with artificial problems designed to test a studenta#39;s ability to learn concepts. ... A review of a representative sample of portfolios from a program should provide evidence of each of these five instructional ... C. Disposition/Empowerment Mathematics in the 90a#39;s must be for all students, not those few who aspire toanbsp;...

Title | : | Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation |

Author | : | Thomas A. Romberg |

Publisher | : | SUNY Press - 1992-07-01 |

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