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OPEN-ENDED ASSESSMENT IN MATH
A SEARCHABLE COLLECTION OF 450+ QUESTIONS

Thomas J. Cooney, University of Georgia

Wendy B. Sanchez, Kennesaw State University

Keith Leatham, Portland State University

Denise S. Mewborn, University of Georgia

About This Site

In our investigations over the past twelve years into how teachers use open-ended questions, we found that teachers enjoy using open-ended questions but often don't have the time to create them. Therefore we embarked on an eighteen-month-long project culminating in this website, which contains more than 450 open-ended assessment items, distributed more or less equally among elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels. The questions relate to five major content areas: (1) number and operation, (2) probability and statistics, (3) measurement, (4) patterns functions, and algebra, and (5) geometry and spatial sense. Within these five major areas are forty-one topics. (Measurement, for example, includes units of measure and estimation; area; volume; and perimeter and circumference.) These content areas and topics are based on the NCTM Standards. Each item has been field-tested in the classroom and reviewed by Henry Edwards and Sybilla Beckmann, members of the faculty of the University of Georgia, to ensure they are stated correctly and clearly.