A Formative Tool for the Assessment of Students' Geometry Assignments

By Ilana Lavy and Rami Rashkovits.

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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In this study, we present our developed formative assessment tool for homework assignments in mathematics and its use. The tool enables the definition of criteria-sets with relative weights by which the students' assignments are assessed in each task planned for the course. The tool also provides literal and visual representations of the assessment the teacher inputs, and automatically produces reports that are sent via email to the students. The tool was tested on a pilot group of students in a college-level geometry course. Preliminary results reveal that most of the students were satisfied with the assessment process.

Keywords: Formative Assessment, Assessment of Geometrical Tasks, Assessment Tools, Mathematics Education

International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 21, Issue 2, December 2014, pp.11-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 20, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 904.854KB)).

Prof. Ilana Lavy

Department Head, Management Information Systems Department, Yezreel Valley College, Israel

Dr. Rami Rashkovits

Lecturer, Information Management Systems Department, Yezreel Valley College, Israel