id: 05311909
dt: j
an: 2008e.00218
au: Maxwell, Vicki L.; Lassak, Marshall B.
ti: Using an experiment in portfolios in the middle school classroom.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 13, No. 7, 404-409 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D63
ut: portfolios; alternative assessment; middle school students; secondary
school mathematics; portfolio assessment; evaluation methods; student
evaluation; student attitudes; problem solving; mathematics skills;
writing across the curriculum; analysis of learning outcomes
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ab: Summary: Standard classroom tests tend to showcase what students know at
that point in time and do not usually reflect real-life mathematics.
They are not always accurate indicators of what students understand and
how they understand it. Portfolios are tools that allow students a
better opportunity to exhibit mathematical growth in understanding and
attitude over time. This article describes how one teacher used
portfolios as an alternative assessment in her mathematics classroom.
(Contains 4 figures.) (ERIC)
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