Authors and co-authors:
Laila Issayeva, Daniyar Temirtassov (Center for Pedagogical Measurements, Nazarbayev Intellectual schools, Kazakhstan)Nico Dieteren, Sjoerd Crans (Institute of Educational Measurement Cito, the Netherlands)
Student performance monitoring in Mathematics is a relatively new assessment tool for Kazakhstani educational system, developed specifically for the students of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools (NIS). This standardized assessment tool was mainly constructedto collect objective dataabout retained student knowledge across previously taught curriculumin Mathematics in order to track and adjust individual learning paths of each student.
One of the main elementsof this system istestitems that measure how well students havegrasped skills and knowledge in Mathematics. Since the new Mathematics curriculum was going to be implemented at NIS, policy makers decidedto support such complicated process by designing monitoring measures usingcurriculum sampling. This means that monitoring measures are developed based on the NIS Mathematics curriculum. NIS and Cito experts havejointly carried out a comparative analysis of NIS Mathematics curriculum and test matrix to check to what extent the test items developed are able to measure reliablyand validly student performanceof individual learners. The current study reflects on how curriculum sampling approach to development of Mathematics monitoring test itemsworks at NIS.