What are your goals for this year as a math teacher?
I’d like to focus on the quality and quantity of my formative assessment practices and strategies, such as using entrance and exit slips as a quick way to find out what students already know and how I should proceed with instruction. I’d also like to take the time to conference with my students more often. I’ve included a few excellent resources on my Assessment Resource page under Formative Assessment. It can be difficult to find the time to do it well but the more we assess FOR student learning (and view assessment as much more than just an evaluative tool) the better we can plan for instruction that targets students’ needs and abilities (e.g., guided math groups) and provide feedback that helps to boost student learning.
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