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Wayne

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Assessment Tools
Posted: Dec 15, 2002 6:40 PM
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Teachers can send the unit checklist home at the beginning of each
Investigations unit along with the unit letter. This gives parents a
better idea of what is going to go on during the unit. Sharing it with
students beforehand also gives them clearer expectations of what
mathematics will be in the upcoming unit.

As for using the checklists, teachers can rate a student on each
checklist item such as with a 4 (exceeds the standard), a 3 (reaches
the standard), a 2 (partially reaches the standard) or a 1 (well below
the standard). We use this 4-3-2-1 rating system because it is similar
to how our district's standardized math test scores open ended
mathematics responses. This rating can be a combination of the end of
unit test items along with ongoing formal and informal assessments.
One way to come up with a type of unit average is to add up the totals
of all the ratings and then divide by the number of ratings. So, for
example, the checklist ratings of 3, 3, 1, 3, 4, 3, 2, and 2 would
yield 21/8, a 2.625 average, closer to an overall 3 than a 2. Teachers
could also assign weights to certain checklist items if some were
deemed more important than others.

Finally, teachers in some districts have been writing scoring rubrics
for the end of unit assessments along with samples of student work and
even rubrics written for students. In this way teachers across a
district can grade with more objectivity while students know what is
needed to reach or exceed the standard generally (e.g., this is what a
3 or a 4 response should contain) as well as specifically for a
particular item (e.g., this item requires two different solution
strategies that use words, numbers or pictures).




Date Subject Author
11/23/98
Read Assessment
wendy
11/23/98
Read How to assess student writing in math
Harriet
2/3/99
Read How to assess student writing in math
Claire Groden
3/21/00
Read Re: How to assess student writing in math
Clay Beauchamp
4/25/12
Read Re: How to assess student writing in math
Arthurid
5/14/12
Read Re: How to assess student writing in math
syeds
2/24/99
Read Ideas for rubrics
Annie B. Thomas
2/26/99
Read Re: Ideas for rubrics
Jean Williams
4/14/99
Read Re: Ideas for rubrics
Kim Malacara
9/28/99
Read Re: Re: Ideas for rubrics
Melissa Rescoe
2/25/04
Read Re: Re: Re: Ideas for rubrics
Karen Carter
9/19/04
Read Re: Re: Re: Ideas for rubrics
Brenda Albert
9/12/00
Read Re: Re: Ideas for rubrics
Kathy Horal
7/18/02
Read Re: Re: Ideas for rubrics
Kim Seiler
6/29/04
Read Re: Re: Ideas for rubrics
kellie beggs
4/30/99
Read Re: students helping develop rubrics
Ricky carter
3/24/99
Read Working rubric for "A Riddle with 22 Legs" assessment
Gretchen Barberena
10/14/99
Read assessment rubrics
Rachelle Tome
12/7/99
Read Re: assessment rubrics
Ann Hackett
1/30/00
Read Re: assessment rubrics
marty
3/11/00
Read Re: assessment rubrics
mary Harmeson
5/25/00
Read Re: assessment rubrics
Kim Kirchner-Horn
9/26/00
Read Re: assessment rubrics
Lynne Hansen
10/17/00
Read Re: assessment rubrics
anita seivert
10/26/00
Read Rubric from Rachelle's district on site
Wendy Gulley
7/16/02
Read Re: assessment rubrics
Kim Seiler
7/18/02
Read Re: assessment rubrics
Liz
10/27/99
Read Activities to observe for progress reports
Katy O'Reilly
2/4/00
Read report cards
Sue Tomford
1/19/02
Read Re: report cards
MaryAnn Heckler
5/2/00
Read General math rubric
Karen Fredricks
9/24/00
Read Concerns over Rubrics
Gary Shevell
10/10/00
Read End of Unit / End of Investigations Assessments
Wayne
10/10/00
Read Re: End of Unit / End of Investigations Assessments
Mona
1/11/01
Read End of Unit Assessments available soon
Wendy Gulley
10/22/00
Read daily checklist
NICK
10/22/00
Read Re: daily checklist
Michele McCracken
10/23/00
Read Checklist idea
Wayne Watson
10/24/00
Read Re: Checklists
Wendy Gulley
10/27/01
Read assessment book?
Beth Gilberg
11/6/01
Read Re: assessment book?
Wendy Gulley
1/13/02
Read Rubric
Amy P.
3/18/02
Read Teacher Criteria with rubrics
Barbara Pezze
12/15/02
Read Assessment Tools
DDI
12/15/02
Read Re: Assessment Tools
Wayne
1/15/03
Read rubrics
Ronni
6/23/03
Read assessment
TVS
6/23/03
Read Re: assessment
Judy
2/24/04
Read Checklists and Rubrics
Linda Boland
10/18/11
Read Re: Checklists and Rubrics
Linda Uselmann
3/21/04
Read assessments
Karen Carter
3/23/04
Read Re: assessments
Cynthia Garland-Dore
3/23/04
Read Re: assessments
Judy Meicenheimer
3/23/04
Read Re: assessments
Wayne
3/24/04
Read Re: assessments
Carol Otto
3/24/04
Read Re: assessments
Carol Otto
4/2/04
Read Assessment
Carol Otto
4/2/04
Read Assessment
Carol Otto

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