Problem Solving in the Primary Grades: The ABCs of Standards-Based Assessment and Instruction

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of problem solving. Individuals will engage in a hands-on examination of problem solving and assessment, classroom practices, rubrics and anchor papers.

The Broad Agenda:

  • Define the vocabulary of problem solving, standards and assessment
  • Gain an understanding of the Exemplars math assessment rubric
  • Assess student work using the Exemplars rubric
  • Link assessment results to instruction that will improve student performance
  • Differentiate problems to provide appropriate opportunities for all students
  • Use Exemplars rubrics to promote peer- and self-assessment