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Assessment of authentic performance in school mathematics

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Published by AAAS Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Mathematical ability -- Testing.,
  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRichard A. Lesh and Susan J. Lamon, editors.
SeriesAAAS Press series on assessment and evaluation, AAAS publication ;, 92-16S
ContributionsLesh, Richard A., Lamon, Susan J., 1949-
LC ClassificationsQA135.5 .A797 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 445 p. :
Number of Pages445
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1712856M
ISBN 100871685000
LC Control Number92014967

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