Mathematics Assessment: A Practical Handbook for Grades 6-8

Mathematics Assessment: A Practical Handbook for Grades 6-8

by William S. Bush

Paperback(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873534819
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Classroom Assessment for School Mathemat
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 143
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Letter to Readersvii
Students' Bill of Rightsviii
Chapter 1Getting Ready to Shift Assessment Practices: How do I Get Started?4
Getting Started4
Chapter Overview5
Aligning Instruction and Assessment8
Making Choices9
Chapter 2Selecting and Developing Tools for Assessment: How do I Find out What My Students Know and can do?10
Assessing Conceptual Understanding10
Chapter Overview11
Assessing Mathematics Skills15
Assessing Mathematics Problem Solving21
Assessing Attitudes and Beliefs26
An Assessment Toolbox29
Quizzes and Tests31
Work Outside Class33
MultiDay Assignments35
Teacher Notes and Checklists40
Student Writing and Inventories42
Collections of Work45
Finding Good Assessment Tasks52
Developing Assessments from Scratch53
Expanding Tasks57
Chapter 3Implementing an Assessment System: How do I Put it All Together?58
Teacher Roles during Assessment58
Chapter Overview59
Establishing Conditions for Success60
Providing Equal Access61
Helping Weak Readers62
Conducting Observations64
Conducting Effective Interviews68
Managing Time71
Promoting Quality Work72
Promoting Quality Writing76
Prompting Students during Assessment80
Revising Student Work84
Promoting Student Reflection and Self-Assessment86
Chapter 4Using the Results of Assessment: What do I do With the Work I have Collected?94
Designing and Using Rubrics94
Chapter Overview95
Scoring Student Work102
Making Instructional Decisions109
Giving Feedback to Students110
Communicating to Parents112
Chapter 5Exemplary Mathematics Assessment Tasks for the Middle Grades116

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