Jump Start Formative Assessment

 

The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) affirm the centrality of research-based, mathematically focused, formative assessment - a key element in the national effort to improve mathematics proficiency.

These professional development modules assist leaders in "jump starting" formative assessment, K-16. The collection contains an overview and modules, each highlighting one aspect of formative assessment with PowerPoints, Leaders' Notes, and handouts as needed.

Formative assessment needs to be intentionally and systematically integrated into classroom instruction at every grade level. This requires adequate attention in the preparation of new teachers of mathematics and in the continuing education and professional development of current teachers.

The Modules


Module 1 - Overview (Free Preview)

Presentation Leaders Notes Position Paper


Module 2 - Identifying Learning Targets

Presentation Leaders Notes Hikers Analogy


Module 3 - Activiting Prior Knowledge

Presentation Leaders Notes Handout


Module 4 - The Answer is Wrong

Presentation Leaders Notes


Module 5 - Feedback to Students

Presentation Leaders Notes Sorting Cards Student Samples


Module 6 - Asking Productive Questions

Presentation Leaders Notes Handout


JUMP START Authors

Ana FloydMari Muri
Randolph County Schools, NCWesleyan University, CT
  
Jeane JoynerWendy Rich
Meredith, College, NCAsheboro City Schools, NC
  
Katherine MawhinneyCatherine Schwartz
Appalachian State University, NCEast Carolina University, NC