"Makes a distinct contribution to the field. Not only does the text clearly explain how to create rubrics and performance tasks in a step-by-step manner, each chapter also provides an example for immediate use in the classroom."
Lee Ann Cervini
"Clearly demonstrates how to design rubrics for math, a content area that desperately needs support. The use of rubrics combined with performance tasks helps educators teach math at a higher, more engaging level. A must-have book for all educators seeking to build a strong, thinking-based math program."
"From strategies to increase cognitive processing abilities to providing students with tailored experiences to reinforce learning, this book is a solid pick for any education collection."
Eileen Depka is a veteran educator and currently works as the supervisor of standards and assessment for the Waukesha School District in Wisconsin. While focusing on assessment, she works with teachers and administrators to organize and use data as part of the decisionmaking and goal-setting processes in an effort to increase student achievement. With the No Child Left Behind legislation as a constant focus, she helps administrators and teachers share data and implement practices to meet improvement goals. A regular presenter at both local and national conferences, she is the author of Designing Rubrics for Mathematics, the Applying Mathematical Concepts manual, and the Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders, as well as articles on mathematics, assessment, and data analysis. Eileen has served as a content advisor for educational videos, a writer of online courses, and an instructor of graduate-level courses in education. Driving all of her work is her passionate belief that all students can achieve high levels of proficiency and her dedication to educators in their quest to help all students experience academic success.
About the Author
The State of Mathematics
About This Book
Chapter 1. Using Rubrics in Mathematics
Why Use Rubrics in Mathematics?
Rubric/Mathematics Application: You're Right on Target!
Chapter 2. The Relationship Between Mathematics Standards and Rubrics
The Importance of Standards
Mathematics Standards and Rubrics
Rubric/Mathematics Application: How Negative Are My Temperatures?
Chapter 3. Performance Tasks and Rubrics
Why Use Performance Tasks?
Characteristics of Performance Tasks
Creating the Performance Task
Rubric/Mathematics Application: Let's Go Shopping!
Chapter 4. Developing the Rubric From a Checklist
The Transition from Checklist to Rubric
Summary of Steps for Developing a Rubric
Rubric/Mathematics Application: What's My Area?
Chapter 5. Weighted Rubrics
The Purpose of Weighted Rubrics
Using Technology in Rubric Development
Rubric/Mathematics Application: Discoveries in Rainbow Candy Land
Chapter 6. Student-Created Rubrics
Using Student-Created Rubrics
Rubric/Mathematics Application: I'm Not Just Average!
Chapter 7. Teacher-Made Tests and Rubrics
Using Teacher-Made Tests
Creating a Teacher-Made Test
Rubric/Mathematics Application: Finding LCM and GCF
Chapter 8. Using Rubric Data
Group and Summary Information
Rubric/Mathematics Application: The Garden
Chapter 9. Mathematics and Communication
Mathematics Application: Sales Tax Task
Appendix 1: Additional Rubric/Mathematics Application Projects
Project 1 Overview: Measurement and Statistics
Project 2 Overview: Symmetry and Area
Project 3 Overview: Standard Measurement
Project 4 Overview: Unit Pricing
Project 5 Overview: Complementary and Supplementary Angles
Appendix 2: Turning a 4-Point Rubric Score Into a Letter Grade