Children talk about mathematics assessment

Walls, Fiona (2008) Children talk about mathematics assessment. In: Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference. pp. 475-484. From: Fifth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference, 16-21 February 2008, Albufeira, Portugal.

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This paper reports on the second phase of a study in which Year 7 children speak about standardised compulsory state-wide Numeracy Tests. While accepting these tests as an unavoidable part of their schooling, the children developed strategies to cope with the multiple pressures the tests created. Their views reflect their understandings of the test as defining both mathematics, and mathematical competence. They speak of an assessment regime with the power to create anxiety, undermine their mathematical confidence and construct their mathematical identities, and contemplate changes to that might both improve the quality of information gathered, and enhance their wellbeing.

Item ID: 7768
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-989-95062-3-7
Keywords: teacher identity; student affect; primary education; mathematics education; assessment
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2010 03:32
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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