MathematicsAssessment andEvaluation(p01)Roel S. ValentonUniversity of Southern MindanaoCotabato State University
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT STANDARDAll students will be evaluated using a diversity ofassessment tools and strategies to provide multipleindicators of the quality of every student’s mathematicallearning and of overall program effectiveness.
A variety of assessment instruments should be used toenable theteachertomonitorstudents’progressinunderstandingmathematical concepts and in developing mathematical skills.Assessment of mathematical learningshould not be confined tointermittent standardized tests. The learning environment shouldembody the perspective that the primary function of assessment isto improve learning.
An important goal is tobroaden understanding of both the purposesand the tools of assessment. The popular conception of assessment isrestrictedtoevaluatingindividualstudentperformancebytestsdesigned to determine, at the end of a unit of time or instruction, whatthe student has already learned.But assessment should also be used during the learning process toenable teachers to monitorstudents’understanding and to modifycurriculum and instruction, as well as to assess the effectiveness ofschool programs. Assessment of individual student performance shouldbe a continuous process that involves many types of assessmentactivity.Students should play active roles in assessmentso that eachassessment experience is also an educational experience.