## Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation: Imperatives for Mathematics EducatorsThis books contains papers written on issues related to externally mandated mathematics tests and their influence on school mathematics. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the book, including brief abstracts of each chapter. Chapter 2 presents a summary of the overall problems associated with the need for valid information. Remaining chapters include: (3) Implications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Mathematics Assessment (Norman Webb & Thomas A. Romberg); (4) Curriculum and Test Alignment (Thomas A. Romberg, and others); (5) State Assessment Test Development Procedures (James Braswell); (6) Test Development Profile of a State-Mandated Large-Scale Assessment Instrument in Mathematics (Tej Pandey); (7) Assessing Students' Learning in Courses Using Graphics Tools: A Preliminary Research Agenda (Sharon L. Senk); (8) Mathematics Testing with Calculators; Ransoming the Hostages (John G. Harvey); (9) Gender Differences in Test Taking: A Review (Margaret R. Meyer); (10) Communication and the Learning of Mathematics (David Clarke, and others); (11) Measuring Levels of Mathematical Understanding (Mark Wilson); (12) A Framework for the California Assessment Program to Report Students' Achievement in Mathematics (E. Anne Zarinnia & Thomas A. Romberg); (13) Evaluation--Some Other Perspectives (Phillip C. Clarkson). A reference list organized by chapter contains 300 citations. Appendices include the NCTM Evaluation Standards, a classification matrix, illustrative questions, history and rationale for student mathematics journals, SMP Project student log sample pages, and the report of Vermont's Mathematics Portfolio Assessment Program. (MKR) |

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### Contents

Overview of the Book | 1 |

Evaluation A Coat of Many Colors | 10 |

Implications of the NCTM Standards for Mathematics Assessment | 37 |

Curriculum and Test Alignment | 61 |

State Assessment Test Development Procedures | 75 |

Test Development Profile of a StateMandated LargeScale Assessment Instrument in Mathematics | 100 |

Assessing Students Learning in Courses Using Graphics Tools A Preliminary Research Agenda | 128 |

Mathematics Testing with Calculators Ransoming the Hostages | 139 |

Communication and the Learning of Mathematics | 184 |

Measuring Levels of Mathematical Understanding | 213 |

A Framework for the California Assessment Program to Report Students Achievement in Mathematics | 242 |

EvaluationSome Other Perspectives | 285 |

NCTM EVALUATION STANDARDS | 301 |

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CONTRIBUTORS | 356 |

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