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Sierink, Tania 1994 , 'Mathematics assessment in the primary school', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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As society evolves and changes, so does the education system
within it. Educators, and in particular teachers, are constantly
looking for more effective ways to develop children's knowledge,
understandings, attitudes and skills. The changing needs of society,
as well as changes in educational philosophy, have led to the
development of "new" curriculums and guidelines in the mathematics
area, -as well as in other educational areas. One important, and
complex, aspect of these documents, and of current teaching and
learning practices, is the issue of assessment.
A number of factors relating to the issue of assessment are
considered in this study. These factors include the aims of
assessment, what to assess and when, the use of the most appropriate
and effective methods of assessment and consideration
of the role that assessment plays in the context of the complete
mathematics program in view of the current changes in educational
philosophy and practice.
The Australian perspective on mathematics assessment is
examined and some of the recently occurring changes in assessment and
reporting practices are outlined briefly.
In a case study on assessment and reporting practices, a series
of questions on assessment are given to eight teachers from one
school. These questions aim to determine the essential components of
their assessment practices and the role that assessment plays in
their classroom mathematics program. Some of the results of the
investigation are then compared with associated research on

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Sierink, Tania
Keywords: Mathematics, Mathematical ability
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Copyright 1994 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-78). Thesis (M.Ed.St.)--University of Tasmania, 1995

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