Balanced Assessment in Mathematics: the professional development series
This tool is a collection of Leader Guides that fully support 8 or more 3-hour workshop sessions. The Guides feature rich mathematical tasks, student work, and classroom video recordings. The series is designed around three themes: Understanding Student Understanding; Using Assessment to Support Teaching and Learning; and Scoring What We Value. It builds on a practice of professional development that focuses on teacher learning and shifts the curriculum and discourse of professional development away from simply giving teachers things to do in their classroom toward providing support for more reflective approaches to assessment and instruction.
Design and development
Dynamic Classroom Assessment
, is a program designed to prepare staff development providers with a set of materials and training in the implementation of those materials to help teachers better assess what students know and can do so they can adjust their teaching to build on student needs.
Balanced Assessment: classroom packages
packages A typical Balanced Assessment Package offers ten to twenty tasks, ranging in length from 5 to 45 minutes, with scoring rubrics and samples student work that have been scored and commented upon. Some of the tasks consist of a single problem, while others consist of a sequence of problems. Taken together, the tasks provide students with an opportunity to display their knowledge and skills across a broad spectrum of content and processes.