Investigations into Assessment in Mathematics Education

An ICMI Study

  • Mogens Niss

Part of the New ICMI Study Series book series (NISS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Herbert P. Ginsburg, Susan F. Jacobs, Luz S. Lopez
    Pages 157-167
  3. Bengt Johansson
    Pages 169-184
  4. David F. Robitaille, J. Stuart Donn
    Pages 229-244
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


This book is one of the first to attempt a systematic in-depth analysis of assessment in mathematics education in most of its important aspects: it deals with assessment in mathematics education from historical, psychological, sociological, epistmological, ideological, and political perspectives. The book is based on work presented at an invited international ICMI seminar and includes chapters by a team of outstanding and prominent scholars in the field of mathematics education.
Based on the observation of an increasing mismatch between the goals and accomplishments of mathematics education and prevalent assessment modes, the book assesses assessment in mathematics education and its effects. In so doing it pays particular attention to the need for and possibilities of assessing a much wider range of abilities than before, including understanding, problem solving and posing, modelling, and creativity.
The book will be of particular interest to mathematics educators who are concerned with the role of assessment in mathematics education, especially as regards innovation, and to everybody working within the field of mathematics education and related areas: in R&D, curriculum planning, assessment institutions and agencies, teacher trainers, etc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mogens Niss
    • 1
  1. 1.Roskilde UniversityDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4232-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1974-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6872
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