**Author**: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

**Publisher:**National Council of Teachers of

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**Size**: 10.61 MB

**Format:**PDF

**Category :**Curriculum evaluation.

**Languages :**en

**Pages :**102

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## Assessment Standards For School Mathematics

by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, release date 1995, Assessment Standards For School Mathematics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download**Assessment Standards For School Mathematics books**, This document was created because of the need for new assessment strategies and practices to be developed to enable teachers and others to assess students' performance in a manner that reflects the NCTM's reform vision for school mathematics. Instead of assuming that the purpose of assessment is to rank students on a particular trait, the new approach assumes that high public expectations can be set that every student can strive for and achieve, that different performances can and will meet agreed-on expectations, and that teachers can be fair and consistent judges of diverse student performances. The first sections of the document discuss six mathematics assessment standards: (1) The Mathematics Standard, (2) The Learning Standard, (3) The Equity Standard, (4) The Openness Standard, (5) The Inferences Standard, and (6) The Coherence Standard. The use of the assessment standards is then discussed in the context of different purposes such as monitoring students' progress, making instructional decisions, evaluating students' achievement, and evaluating programs. The next section discusses what should happen next with regard to mathematical assessment. The document concludes with a glossary and a selected assessment bibliography with 116 citations. Contains 28 references. (MKR)