EDMT 543: Assessment in Mathematics Education (3)

Kathmandu University

School of Education

Hattiban, Lalitpur,


Facilitators: Deependra Budhathoki and Niroj Dahal

deependra@kusoed.edu.np, niroj@kusoed.edu.np

Class Time: Every Thursday ( 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.)


Assessment is viewed as the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what student know, demonstrate, understand, create and they can do with their knowledge as result of their educational experiences. The process culminates when assessment results are used to improve subsequent learning. The course intends the ways of assessing the students' performances and exploring the issues while developing multiple assessment tools in mathematics with the notion that effective assessment is ongoing and embedded in instructional activities. This course focuses on the emergent and evolving perspectives and issues in students' assessment in mathematics education.

Learning outcomes

The course has been designed to implement through active engagement of learner with the following learning outcomes:

1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of assessment in mathematics education.

2. Reflect on different assessment perspectives in mathematics education.

3. Develop creative, analytic and critical thinking on different aspects of assessment in mathematics education.  

4. Independently develop valid and reliable assessment tools and implement them.

5. Participate in debate/discussion on socio-cultural and equity aspects of assessment in mathematics education.

6. Make a sense or meaning of alternative perspectives of assessment in mathematics education from the analyses of literature in the field.

7. Make presentations on selected national/international perspectives on assessment in mathematics education.