QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE NEW CENTURY

Year: 1993

Author: Doig, Brian

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
This paper looks at assessment in mathematics and how it may be improved. The basis for improvement is taken to be those aspects of assessment which are the most important and the most amenable to change, namely, the item content, the form of response required, the interpretation of responses, and the interaction between these first three factors. Examples from recent innovative attempts to create improved assessments, with respect to each of these factors, is presented. Whilst not all of the changeable factors are addressed by each assessment tool, the interaction between the innovative and conventional factors does provide better information, which is the fundamental purpose of all assessment.

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