Developing Leadership Capacity for the Common Core

This workshop is designed to give math teams, coaches, and mentors the tools they need to support their colleagues in implementing performance-based assessment and instruction to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice effectively in their schools.

Broad Agenda

  • Learn what to look for in a performance-based mathematics classroom
  • Review Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric
  • Assess student work to build reliability and validity with Exemplars assessment rubric
  • Assess student work at the individual/class grade/school/district level to determine:
    • What do we know our students know?
    • How well are our students performing?
    • Why are our students performing this way?
    • What do our students need to relearn, practice?
    • What do we learn about our teaching?
    • What are our next steps for these students?
  • Discuss possible actions for supporting peers
  • Use samples of student work to share strategies (questioning, connections, representation, mathematical language, etc.) necessary to raise students to the Practitioner level (meeting the standard) and beyond
  • Begin/Develop an assessment system that supports CCSSMHow well are our students performing?
  • Select performance tasks for working portfolios. What do our students need to relearn, practice?
  • Select performance tasks for assessment portfolios
  • Select grade-level/school/district anchor papers
  • Discuss calibration/scoring sessions


Thank you — to coin a phrase — This old dog learned some new tricks!

W. Koerner, Middle School Teacher

The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and has traveled all over the world for the purpose of finding strategies to help students understand numbers!

B. Savage, Lead Math Teacher