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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Broad Agenda

Problem Solving That Promotes Students' Mathematical Thinking: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers, 6–8

At this workshop, individuals will learn how to integrate Exemplars performance tasks and the criteria from our assessment rubric – Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections and Representation – into instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Practice.

Participants will learn how to: create a supportive environment for math inquiry; identify what constitutes a good problem and problem solver; assess student work with proficiency; use assessment results to guide instruction and improve academic performance.

The Broad Agenda

  • Use Exemplars performance tasks that connect the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Practice
  • Learn instructional techniques that promote the Mathematical Practices, students' higher-order thinking skills and mathematical communication
  • Use Exemplars rubrics and anchor papers to assess students' work and provide meaningful feedback
  • Make the link from assessment to instruction to improve teaching and learning
  • Deepen the language of assessment, mathematics and problem solving
  • Differentiate problems to address individual students' 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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Here's What People Are Saying

I am particularly charmed by the anchor papers. They provide an excellent indicator of what good work looks like so the teachers can immediately identify the levels of work that can be expected. In addition, the commentary on the anchor papers guide the teachers in using the rubrics so they may develop thoughtful and significant comments for the very important feedback they must give to their students.

E. Alquist

IB/PYP Consultant

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