The big test: a school community experiences standardized mathematics assessment
Walls, Fiona (2006) The big test: a school community experiences standardized mathematics assessment. Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education , 16-21 July 2006, Prague, Czech Republic , pp. 353-360.
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Standardized testing in primary school mathematics is widely used as a monitoring device in education systems world-wide. This paper uses Foucault’s notion of assessment as a technique of power, to examine how members of one Australian school community experienced the annual compulsory standardized Year 5 Aspects of Numeracy Test. The paper examines the ways in which the “numerate” child is inscribed within the “normalizing” apparatus of standardized assessment.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
Conference theme "Mathematics in the Centre"
|Keywords:||mathematics education; assessment; primary|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 34%|
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 33%
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||23 Nov 2009 14:05|
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