NOYCE FOUNDATION: Math - Resources Most of the coaching and performance assessment materials listed here are available in a more user-friendly format on the Inside Mathematics website. We encourage you to visit the tools on Inside Mathematics and contact us if you have any questions. Pedagogical Content Coaching Core Ideas, Grades K-10 Math Teaching Rubric MAC Suggested Planning and Resource Material (Year Curriculum Map) Math Coaching Observation Guide Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative Formative Assessment Program Formative Mathematics Assessment: Standards, Performance Assessment Tasks and Student Work How Performance Tasks Are Used to Inform Instruction MARS Tasks & Tools for Teachers: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Problems of the Month are available on the Inside Mathematics website. Lesson Study Group at Mills College Presentation on Lesson Study EdSource 2009 Report: Algebra Policy in California The Algebra Crisis – Presentation by David Foster at the California Algebra Forum, October 2008
CSU NGSS community: Science and Literacy Learning Web Resources in STEM Education-Examples Created by CSU Faculty Dr. Ivan Cheng, Department of Secondary Education, CSU Northridge This site contains archived presentations by Ivan Cheng from recent California Mathematics Council (CMC) meetings. Click Here to view Dr. Responsive Teaching in Science Dr. Responsive Teaching refers to the practices of attending and responding to the substance of students' thinking. "Surveys Fail to Measure Grasp of Scientific Practice" Dr. Dr. There is debate in the science education literature about how best to improve students' understanding of the nature of science: Can an "immersion" experience in the process of doing science like scientists outperform explicit instruction on the nature of science? Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012 Volume 1513, Pages 362-365 Web Resources in STEM Education-Examples Recommended by CSU Faculty Dr. Inside Mathematics: Classroom Video Visits Chicago Lesson Study Group NGSS Webinar Links
Using Performance Assessment to Improve Math Learning | FairTest Nearly 30 California districts are using a set of common performance tasks to guide professional development and improve teaching and learning in mathematics. The tasks focus on student understanding and the ability to transfer knowledge to new tasks. The districts undertook this effort in part to counter the harmful effects of the state’s standardized tests, which are not good measures of mathematical reasoning. The success of the collaborative shows the value and feasibility of performance assessments. The Silicon Valley Mathematics Assessment Collaborative (MAC) first mapped out the five core ideas on which it would focus across the grade levels. Teachers use the scored tests in their classes to help students develop deeper understanding. The scoring sessions provide important learning opportunities for math teachers.
Welcome to the Toolkit ccss_progression_nf_35_2013_09_19 Performance-Based Assessments in Mathematics - The Grapevine Network Ten schools in our Network were involved in the Elementary School Performance-Based Assessment Pilot in Mathematics during the 2010-2011 school year with the Center for Assessment and Exemplars, Inc. Participants constructed resources centered on performance assessments and tasks aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics during this year-long pilot. Below you will find both general and grade-specific resources which can be used by all, regardless of whether you participated in the pilot. If your school is new to this work and you would like to try the tasks out with your students please read the Introduction to Standards-Based Assessment and Instruction, attached below. For additional information and support, including the use of rubrics for assessment or to set up a visit to observe use of the performance-based tasks in a pilot school contact the Grapevine Team members listed below. Each task comes with a Preliminary Planning Sheet containing the following:
Lesson Study Group at Mills College Welcome to the Mathematics Assessment Project News New – TRU Math: Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics is a suite of tools for professional develompent and research - the alpha versions of these documents are available here… More International Awards for Team: Hugh Burkhardt and Malcolm Swan, leaders of the Shell Centre team, have been chosen by the International Commission on Mathematical instruction (ICMI) as the first recipients of the Emma Castelnuovo Medal for Excellence in the Practice of Mathematics Education. This complements the award by ICMI to Alan Schoenfeld of the 2011 Felix Klein Medal for Lifetime Achievement in research. Read more… The project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support US schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Products Tools for formative and summative assessment that make knowledge and reasoning visible, and help teachers to guide students in how to improve, and monitor their progress. The Team What's on this site?
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