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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

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

In this session, participants will:

  • 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

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

Exemplars tasks have proven to be engaging for our Title I students. Use of the student-scoring rubric helps students understand exactly what is expected of them as they solve problems. This knowledge carries over to other mathematics tasks.

Deidre Greer, PhD.

Asst. Professor & Program Coordinator

Early Childhood Education

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