Conference Proceedings

SMART Assessment for Learning

K STACEY, E PRICE, V STEINLE, H CHICK, E GVOZDENKO

Papers from the ISDDE Conference 2009 | International Society for Design and Development in Education | Published : 2009

Abstract

“Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking,” which we abbreviate to “smart tests,” provide teachers with a quick and easy way to conduct assessment for learning. Using the internet, students in Years 7, 8, and 9 undertake a short test that is focused strongly on a topic selected by their teacher. Students’ stages of development are diagnosed, and sent to the teacher immediately. Where available, on-line teaching resources are linked to each diagnosis, to guide teachers in moving students to the next stage. Many smart tests are now being trialled in schools and their impact on students’ and teachers’ learning is being evaluated. Design issues are discussed.