Assessing Student Performance Against the Common Core Standards and Using Results to Improve Performance
This mathematics session is designed for participants with a basic understanding of performance-based assessment and instruction as well as the Exemplars assessment rubric. Typically, participants will have completed the Level 1 training and have some experience doing problem solving with assessment in their classrooms.
- Assess participants' student work brought from their classrooms to inform instruction
- Discuss strengths and weaknesses evident in student work in relation to the Common Core standards and the Exemplars assessment rubric
- Review resources for working/assessment portfolios and use of Exemplars Preliminary Planning Sheets
- Address specific questions pertaining to Exemplars assessment rubric to improve scoring validity and reliability
- Develop and share strategies to enhance learning opportunities
- Investigate strategies for developing students' mathematical communication
- Analyze data in mathematics to inform instruction
- Use student errors in mathematical reasoning as a teaching tool
- Develop strategies for moving students from an "almost meets" the standards level to a "meets" the standards level
- Utilize critical-thinking questions to promote mathematical connections
- Teach students how to communicate their mathematical thinking
- Integrate mathematical representations into problem solving
Thank you — to coin a phrase — This old dog learned some new tricks!
This was the best workshop I've been to. So informative!