# On creating a 'free of anxiety' assessment environment for students with special needs

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*NORSMA6: New Trends in Special Needs Education in Mathematics: Problems and Possibilities.*Kristiansand, Norway 02 - 04 Nov 2011 Kristiansand, Norway.

Paper/Presentation Title | On creating a 'free of anxiety' assessment environment for students with special needs |
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Presentation Type | Paper |

Authors | |

Author | Yevdokimov, Oleksiy |

Journal or Proceedings Title | Proceedings of the 6th Conference of The Nordic Research Network on Special Needs Education in Mathematics (NORSMA6) |

Number of Pages | 6 |

Year | 2011 |

Place of Publication | Kristiansand, Norway |

Web Address (URL) of Paper | http://www.uia.no/en/div/conferences/norsma6 |

Conference/Event | NORSMA6: New Trends in Special Needs Education in Mathematics: Problems and Possibilities |

Event Details | NORSMA6: New Trends in Special Needs Education in Mathematics: Problems and Possibilities Event Date 02 to end of 04 Nov 2011Event Location Kristiansand, Norway |

Abstract | The paper discusses a theoretical perspective and supports a possibility of creating a special assessment environment for students with special needs, where their mathematical knowledge and understanding can be assessed without intervention of external psychological factors that may affect such assessment. A concept of a zone with minimal affect of anxiety is introduced and described. Students' successful work to extend the zone through a carefully selected chain of questions, where some of the questions only are part of real assessment, allows reconsidering their status as those with low achievement in mathematics, and identifying their main learning difficulties as of psychological character. Suggestions about further ways for |

Keywords | mathematics anxiety; assessment |

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020 | 529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified |

390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy | |

390411. Special education and disability | |

Public Notes | Restrcited access to paper at author's request. |

Byline Affiliations | Department of Mathematics and Computing |

Institution of Origin | University of Southern Queensland |

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q12xx/on-creating-a-free-of-anxiety-assessment-environment-for-students-with-special-needs

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