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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

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.

In this session, participants will:

  • 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

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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Here's What People Are Saying

"I have to admit that this workshop was PHENOMENAL... I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend this workshop with my fellow Atlanta Public Schools colleagues. Not only was it insightful and informative, but the presentation of the material covered was creatively done. She [the instructor] allowed us to make many of the activities she discussed. It seems as if both facilitators believe in the educational proverb: 'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I understand.'"

B. Cummings

Mathematics Instructional Coach

Atlanta Public Schools

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