Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christine Suurtamm, Denisse R. Thompson, Rae Young Kim, Leonora Diaz Moreno, Nathalie Sayac, Stanislaw Schukajlow et al.
    Pages 1-38 Open Access

About this book


This book provides an overview of current research on a variety of topics related to both large-scale and classroom assessment. First, the purposes, traditions and principles of assessment are considered, with particular attention to those common to all levels of assessment and those more connected with either classroom or large-scale assessment. Assessment design based on sound assessment principles is discussed, differentiating between large-scale and classroom assessment, but also examining how the design principles overlap. The focus then shifts to classroom assessment and provides specific examples of assessment strategies, before examining the impact of large-scale assessment on curriculum, policy, instruction, and classroom assessment. The book concludes by discussing the challenges that teachers currently face, as well as ways to support them.

The book offers a common language for researchers in assessment, as well as a primer for those interested in understanding current work in the area of assessment. In summary, it provides the opportunity to discuss large-scale and classroom assessment by addressing the following main themes:

·Purposes, Traditions and Principles of Assessment

·Design of Assessment Tasks

·Classroom Assessment in Action

·Interactions of Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment

·Enhancing Sound Assessment Knowledge and Practices

It also suggests areas for future research in assessment in mathematics education. 


Assessment of Mathematics Assessment Design Formative Assessment Large-scale Assessment Classroom Assessment Assessment Practices

Authors and affiliations

  • Christine Suurtamm
    • 1
  • Denisse R. Thompson
    • 2
  • Rae Young Kim
    • 3
  • Leonora Diaz Moreno
    • 4
  • Nathalie Sayac
    • 5
  • Stanislaw Schukajlow
    • 6
  • Edward Silver
    • 7
  • Stefan Ufer
    • 8
  • Pauline Vos
    • 9
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Teaching and LearningUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Mathematics EducationEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.Departamento de MathématicasUniversidad de ValparaisoValparaísoChile
  5. 5.Val de MarneVal de Marne, University Paris Est CréteilCréteil CedexFrance
  6. 6.Inst Didaktik Mathem. u. d. Info.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany
  7. 7.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  8. 8.Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der MathematikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  9. 9.Universitetet I AgderKristiansandNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32393-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32394-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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