The big test: a school community experiences standardized mathematics assessment

Walls, Fiona (2006) The big test: a school community experiences standardized mathematics assessment. In: Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (5), pp. 353-360. From: 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 16-21 July 2006, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Abstract

Standardized testing in primary school mathematics is widely used as a monitoring device in education systems world-wide. This paper uses Foucault’s notion of assessment as a technique of power, to examine how members of one Australian school community experienced the annual compulsory standardized Year 5 Aspects of Numeracy Test. The paper examines the ways in which the “numerate” child is inscribed within the “normalizing” apparatus of standardized assessment.

Item ID: 4294
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: mathematics education; assessment; primary
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Conference theme "Mathematics in the Centre"

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ISSN: 0771-100X
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 04:05
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 34%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 33%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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