Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking
A 'smart-test' is an assessment that reveals thinking about a specific topic in mathematics. These short tests are accessed through an intelligent on-line environment. They provide teachers with an informative diagnosis of each students' mathematical understanding, based on extensive research.
The smart-tests system takes the results of decades of research into students' mathematical thinking and conceptual development and puts it into the hands of teachers. Ongoing research is investigating (i) student learning trajectories in specific mathematics topics, (ii) how teachers use this formative assessment to improve their teaching, (iii) how using smart-tests improves their mathematical pedagogical content knowledge and (iv) the multiple design issues that arise in creating an intelligent online assessment.
Professor Kaye Stacey
0417 399 745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Vicki Steinle
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Mrs Beth Price
8344 8532 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Eugene Gvozdenko
Through the website www.smartvic.com, teachers can enrol to use the tests and researchers have access to publications. Over 100 tests on about 60 topics are available.