APEC Human Resources Development Working Group on Mathematics Education
International comparison studies have found significantly different levels of achievement and practice in mathematics education in the East and West.
  • Asian educational systems generally produce students with a strong grasp of the content knowledge, with higher scores on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
  • Western systems have strengths in applying knowledge to real life situations. Many Western economies are among the most scientifically innovative in terms of such indicators as new scientific patents.
    The pressing issue is how to combine the best of both systems.
    Assessment: analyses of sample assessments, a searchable database of assessment items, and full assessments from APEC economies.
    Standards: sample standards (in English) from 9 APEC economies with comparative analyses.


BC Ministry of Ed

Classroom Assessment Model

Mathematics 8 and 9 Classroom Assessment Model Wiki

Performance Standards

Grade 8 BC Performance Standards French Version

Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS)

The Mathematics Assessment Project - Assessing 21st Century Math

Math Solutions

Marilyn Burns

MRI is an online formative assessment tool designed to make teachers’ classroom instruction more effective. The MRI questions focus on number and operations and are based on content from about prior to grade six. The assessment tools have been used with grades four to eight students. They are questions that we expect and hope that all grades four to eight students can answer successfully.

There are three assessments in MRI—Whole Numbers, Decimals, and Fractions. Each assessment has two sections—the Interview and the Written Computation sections. The Interview (10–12 questions), done face-to-face, focuses on core reasoning strategies and understandings. We ask students questions, give them time to think, and listen to them explain. The Written Computation section is completed independently by students.

These assessments are free to educators for up to 160 students each @

McGraw-Hill Ryerson

(Math Links 8)


Foldables Wiki


Assessing To Learn & Learning To Assess from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Assessment was a yearlong NCTM focus in 2005-2006. Their PD site, linked above, identifies resources from NCTM activities, journals, news bulletins, publications, websites, and E-Workshops that relate to assessment.

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In the Yukon Education Teachers' Professional Library Call #: 510.76 MAT

Nelson Education

Math Focus 8
Online Quizzes Try It Out

Saskatchewan Ministry of Ed.

Grade 8 Saskatchewan Exam (The SK Equivalent of the YAT and are available in both English & French.) French


Rethinking Classroom Assessment With Purpose In Mind French Version

Yukon Ed.

Assessment PD

Math 44

Math 44 Grade 8/9 Math Intervention Strategies Handbook - Order It Now From The TPL

Numeracy Nets

Quick Assessment Tasks - This assessment and planning tool aligns 100 per cent with the new curriculum. It is designed to:
  • Provide simple diagnostic questions that give instant feedback and produce powerful school and system data
  • Probe for understanding and uncover misconceptions about the critical mathematics that underpins the curriculum
  • Help build clear and measurable individual education plans with integrated tracking
  • Include a CD-ROM of line masters for recording and analyzing data
  • Are field-tested and based on 10 years of research
  • This resource is in the Catalogue of Curriculum materials so YEU and YTA members can order it now.