Modes of modelling assessment-a literature review
2013 (English)In: Educational Studies in Mathematics, ISSN 0013-1954, E-ISSN 1573-0816, Vol. 84, no 3, 413-438 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents a critical review of literature investigating assessment of mathematical modelling. Written tests, projects, hands-on tests, portfolio and contests are modes of modelling assessment identified in this study. The written tests found in the reviewed papers draw on an atomistic view on modelling competencies, whereas projects are described to assess a more holistic modelling competence but obstacles regarding reliability of assessing projects are identified. The outcome of this investigation also indicates that the criteria used in frameworks or modes of assessment seldom are derived from a theoretical analysis, but more often based on ad hoc constructions, experience from assessment situations or empirical studies of students work. Finally, this study suggests that an elaborated view on the meaning of quality of mathematical models is needed in order to assess the quality of students work with mathematical models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2013. Vol. 84, no 3, 413-438 p.
Mathematical modelling, Assessment, Literature review, Modelling competence
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100474DOI: 10.1007/s10649-013-9491-5ISI: 000325702900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100474DiVA: diva2:662985