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Getting SMART about assessment for learning

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

Proceedings of the MAV Annual Conference: Mathematics - Of Prime Importance | The Mathematical Association of Victoria | Published : 2009

Abstract

“Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking”—or 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 focussed strongly on a topic selected by their teacher. Students’ stages of development are diagnosed, and sent to the teacher within minutes. Many tests have been produced and are now being trialled in 7 Victorian schools. Where available, on-line teaching resources are linked to each diagnosis, to guide teachers in moving students to the next stage. This project is sponsored by the Australian Research Council and Victoria’s Department of Education and Early Child..

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