
02316307
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1997d.02204
Philippou, G.
Christou, C.
Teachers' conceptions about mathematical assessment.
Puig, L. et al., 20th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 20). Proceedings. Vol. 4. ,. 131138 (1996).
1996
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EN
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The purpose of this study, which is part of a larger project, was to survey teachers' conceptions about assessment: its role, functions and techniques practised in the mathematics classroom. Responses by a substantial proportion of fifth and sixth grade mathematics teachers to a mailed questionnaire revealed a rather optimistic picture in most statements of a specially developed scale. Although this particular group of teachers seems to be well aware of contemporary views about assessment, a few interviews shed more light and uncovered significant misconceptions and different understandings and interpretations of basic concepts and definitions. It seems that most teachers have a rather confused idea about some basic concepts and terms used in the survey. (orig.)