Fall 2001

Assessing Problem-Solving Skills:  Part 1. The Context for Assessment

Donald R. Woods, Theodora Kourti, Philip E. Wood, Heather Sheardown, Cameron M. Crowe, James M. Dickson


An illustration of how the five principles of assessment are used to assess problem-solving skills.  Four options are given for the goals and criteria for problem-solving skills.  In this paper seven options are described for evidence upon which an assessment can be made about a student's performance in solving problems. The options include: mark the answer and six options for marking or assessing the answer, and the process used to obtain an answer.

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