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Research Committee: New Assessments for New Standards: The Potential Transformation of Mathematics Education and Its Research Implications

NCTM Research Committee 

March 2013, Volume 44, Issue 2, Page 340

Abstract:
The current era of common curriculum standards, increased accountability, and rapid expansion of technology within a complex and highly charged political context has influenced changes in assessment practices in mathematics classrooms. This research commentary situates high-stakes assessments in a historical context, discusses recent advances in assessment tools and related technologies, makes recommendations related to future research efforts, and outlines potential challenges and opportunities associated with these recommendations.

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