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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

District/School Leaders

Developing Leadership Capacity

This workshop is designed to give math teams, coaches and mentors the tools they need to support their colleagues in implementing standards-based assessment and instruction to support the the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice effectively in their schools.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn what to look for in a standards-based mathematics classroom
  • Review Exemplars assessment rubric
  • Assess student work to build reliability and validity with Exemplars assessment rubric
  • Assess student work at the individual/class/grade/school/district level to determine:
    • What do we know our students know?
    • How well are our students performing?
    • Why are our students performing this way?
    • What do our students need to relearn, practice?
    • What do we learn about our teaching?
    • What are our next steps for these students?
  • Discuss possible actions for supporting peers
  • Use samples of student work to share strategies (questioning, connections, representation, mathematical language, etc.) necessary to raise students to the Practitioner level (meeting the standard) and beyond:
  • Begin/Develop an assessment system that supports CCSSM
  • Select performance tasks for working portfolios
  • Select performance tasks for assessment portfolios
  • Select grade-level/school/district anchor papers
  • Discuss calibration/scoring sessions

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

Many thanks for sending Dr. Jeri Thompson to our district for Exemplars science training. Jeri was excellent in her knowledge, skills, and expertise. We are completely satisfied with her remarkable work. We plan to have Dr. Thompson return for continued professional development in the future. Again, thank you for providing this exemplary service.

Anne Smith

Elementary Science Coordinator

Clear Creek ISD

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