Spotlight on Math Assessment
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The Education Week Spotlight on Math Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:
- Assessments that better gauge depth and complexity
- Evaluating the high school math Common Core Standards
- Narrowing the gap between math goals and assessments
- The role of math problems in assessment
You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.
An Education Week
survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Even some of the most ardent supporters of the standards say the ones developed for the upper grades have weaknesses and should be revisited.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 17, 2015 – Education Week
Evaluating how well tests measure higher-order thinking skills and focus on the most important content and skills for college readiness, PARCC and SBAC come out on top of ACT Aspire and the MCAS.
February 11, 2016 - Curriculum Matters
What do math anxiety, art class, and homework loads tell us about who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests?
February 10, 2016 - Inside School Research
To help students develop competence and confidence in math, teachers should be concerned with the quality of problems they assign rather than the quantity.
March 28, 2016 - Coach G's Teaching Tips
Teachers, especially math teachers, need to ask an analogous question of their students. We understand what students need to know, we ought to partner with them in figuring out a reason why they should know it. This might be because they need to present it to a fellow student. Or it might be because the solution can help make the world a better place.
March 28, 2016 - Prove It: Math and Education Policy