Category Archive: Assessment

Jun 27

Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction

This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResek-RichProblems.pdf (The teaching method here is Teaching With Tasks.) Has 3 examples of rich problems First is rich and fairly basic and doable. Second is excellent. #differenceofsquares (I like this one the best. 😀)  Third is quite open-ended. The article does a …

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Nov 19

The CCSSM, and now the new SAT, have Moved the Needle

Introduction Two days ago I was at an excellent presentation on the new SAT test. It was at the WIU Mini Conference on Secondary Mathematics Teaching. For the second time in 3 years, I experienced, in one 40-minute presentation, a paradigm shift. I was very impressed by what I saw with the new SAT. I …

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May 04

The Redesigned SAT: What Every Math Teacher Needs To Know

Upcoming ICTM Webinar on the SAT The Redesigned SAT: What Every Illinois Math Teacher Needs To Know 3:30 PM on Monday, May 16 The redesigned mathematics SAT is rolling out this spring, and will become common across Illinois in the next year. Do you know about its major changes? ICTM invites you to join Bill Trapp, Executive …

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Mar 28

State Testing: An Interactive Breakdown of 2015-16 Plans

Check out https://twitter.com/DrOlsen314/status/714479412406837248 #CCSS #PARCC #SmarterBalanced #ACT #SAT

Mar 18

Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies http://www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au/evidence-based-teaching-strategies/

Feb 04

Quadrant D Learning

The Rigor/Relevance Framework. See the SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/NancyW1354/bump-it-up-to-quadrant-d-social-studies See also https://appyadventuresandteaching.wordpress.com/category/bill-daggett/ (Click graphic)

Mar 05

It’s time for us to realize….when it comes to assessment

It’s time for us to realize that (1) assessment (of student learning) is harder than one might think (harder than we thought) and (2) increasing our #assessment efforts may not improve student learning. It’s time we use assessment strategically.