Assessing Students' Mathematics Learning
Do you find it challenging to develop assessment tasks that measure student thinking and understanding? If so, you're not alone. Authentic assessment--the kind that tells us what students know, what they've learned, and how they are relating to the math content--can be one of the keys that unlocks powerful teaching and learning in the classroom. This course is designed for educators who hope to utilize authentic assessments to gain valuable insight into what students are learning and to use that feedback to enhance teaching strategies and techniques. Participants will discover practical and effective ways to develop Common Core assessment tasks, and will explore the use of rubrics, teacher notes and checklists, reflective conversations, and peer or teacher conferences to provide feedback about student learning and thought processes.
Designing and evaluating authentic assessment requires careful thought and analysis. This course will engage participants in a deeper look at assessment and provide useful tools to enhance assessment practices. This course may be completed with or without students.
NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.