Integrating new assessment strategies into mathematics classrooms: an exploratory study in Singapore primary and secondary schools

Fan, Lianghuo, Quek, Khiok Seng, Koay, Phong Lee, Ng, Juliana, Pereira-Mendoza, Loinel, Yeo, Shu Mei, Tan-Foo, Kun Fong, Teo, Soh Wah and Zhu, Yan (2008) Integrating new assessment strategies into mathematics classrooms: an exploratory study in Singapore primary and secondary schools. Singapore, SG, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), National Institute of Education, 470pp.


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Educational researchers and practitioners have in recent years paid mounting attention to the importance of new assessment (or the so-called alternative assessment) strategies in Mathematics instruction to better reflect the new desired educational goals and shifted values in education. However, research is wanting in this area, particularly in Singapore's educational setting.

This project seeks to investigate the influence of using new assessment strategies in Mathematics teaching and learning on students' achievements, in both the cognitive and affective domains, in our local school settings. A quasi-experimental study with about 15-20 teachers at primary and lower secondary levels will be carried out to assess the impact of using a variety of strategies (e.g., projects, journal writing, oral presentation, performance tasks, student self-assessment, classroom observation and interview, etc.) for three school semesters on students' learning.

The project will also look into issues concerning how to use new assessment strategies effectively in classrooms in local schools. For this purpose, data will be collected from classroom observation, interviews with teachers and students, and questionnaire surveys. It is hoped that the project will provide research-based evidence and practical suggestions for promoting the effective use of alternative assessment in Singapore Mathematics classrooms.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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