Assessing Student Performance Against the Math TEKS 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 student work brought from their classrooms to inform instruction
- Discuss strengths and weaknesses evident in student work in relation to the Math TEKS 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
I was extremely pleased with the workshop content and the delivery method used.
I love Exemplars. In fact, it is all I want to do with the kids. I am amazed at the thought processes it evokes from the children. Exemplars gives a perfect view into the child's thinking and their minds. Exemplars tasks also give the child who has difficulty grasping math concepts the opportunity to explore, and apply techniques and thoughts to the mathematical process.