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Title: Assessing Primary Preservice Teachers' Mathematical Competence
Contributor(s): Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline  (author); Meyer, Paul (author); Falo, Naomi (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: The diagnostic test results from a second cohort of preservice teachers in a longitudinal project are presented. Data analysis using the Rasch Model showed consecutive intakes' performances improved. However, diploma-education students consistently performed lower than foundation-education students. Item analyses indicate problem solving, fractions, and interpreting complex diagrams are most difficult. Findings suggest the university needs to address the mathematical needs of at-risk preservice teachers and to develop policies to regulate entry requirements and enhance course content and delivery.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: MERGA 31: 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Brisbane, Australia, 28th June - 1st July, 2008
Source of Publication: Navigating Currents and Charting Directions: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, v.1, p. 43-49
Publisher: MERGA: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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