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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

Standards-Based Assessment & Instruction for the Common Core: Problem Solving, Rubrics and Anchor Papers

Through the lens of problem solving, this introductory session will provide participants with methods to support and guide mathematics assessment and instruction for the Common Core. At this workshop, individuals will learn how to identify what constitutes a good problem and problem solver, to assess student work with proficiency using the Exemplars math rubric and to use assessment results to guide instruction and improve student performance.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the essentials of performance-based assessment and instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Practice
  • Discuss appropriate instructional shifts and tools to effectively implement the CCSSM
  • Use Exemplars rubrics and anchor papers to assess students' work
  • Use problem-solving tasks to enrich learning opportunities and supplement core math programs
  • Introduce instructional techniques that promote the CCSS for Mathematical Practice, students' higher-order thinking skills and mathematical communication
  • Make the link from assessment to instruction to improve teaching and learning
  • Define the language of assessment, mathematics, problem solving, Depth of Knowledge, Universal Design, as well as types of portfolios
  • Understand the fundamentals of problem solving and strategies for implementation
  • Use differentiated problems to address individual student's needs
  • Help students become proficient in self-assessment

Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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Deb [the presenter] was so interesting, inspiring and encouraging – helped me feel as though I could truly do this in my classroom. My students will really benefit from this approach to learning.

K. Dietz

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