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Capitalising on student mathematical data: an impetus for changing mathematics teaching approaches

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posted on 2023-05-23, 15:03 authored by Tracey MuirTracey Muir
National testing and reform agendas, with their focus on school improvement, has led to increased collection and scrutiny of student data. The analysis of these data usually occurs at a school level, often by school leaders. What is less common is the opportunity for students to scrutinise their individual data and take ownership over the results and subsequent learning experiences. This paper reports on a study whereby students and teachers collaboratively interpreted mental computation test results and identify future teaching and learning directions. The findings showed positive outcomes for students led to changes in teacher growth and approaches to their teaching of mathematics.


Australian Research Council

Anglicare Tasmania

Bendigo South East College

Crusoe Secondary 7-10 College

Department of Education and Training Victoria

Eaglehawk Secondary College

Northern Bay P-12 College

Weeroona College Bendigo


Publication title

Proceedings of the 43rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) 2021




Faculty of Education


Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

Place of publication


Event title

43rd Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2021 - Excellence in mathematics education: foundations and pathways

Event Venue

Virtual Conference, Online (Singapore)

Date of Event (Start Date)


Date of Event (End Date)


Rights statement

Copyright 2021 MERGA

Repository Status

  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Pedagogy; Teacher and instructor development