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Assessing understanding via constructing test items

Assessing understanding of mathematics can also be done by asking students to write test items.  Here’s my favorite assessment item. I gave this to a group of teachers. Possible  answers/ questions. Year level: Third year (Year 9) Question 1 – What is the distance of P from the origin? Question 2 – What is the… Read More »

Algebra test items – Graphs of rational functions

TIMSS (Trends in international Math and Science Study) classifies test items in terms of cognitive domains namely, Knowing facts, procedures, concepts; Applying the facts, procedures and concepts usually in a routine problem solving task; and, Reasoning. Click here for detailed descriptions of each. In my earlier post about this topic on using the TIMSS Assessment Framework for constructing test items I presented a set… Read More »

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