Formative assessment

Goal: Submit a manuscript to Wisconsin Teacher of Mathematics based on the research we read this semester .

Course structure

Each week a student will:

  1. Lead class discussion (at least 30 minutes) based on a relevant article of his/her choosing.
  2. Another student will serve as "secretary" by:
    1. recording important aspects of the class discussion,
    2. choosing the article for the class to read next, and
    3. preparing to lead class discussion the following week.

As a class we will collectively complete and submit a manuscript.

Calendar

Week 1

  1. Discuss first article (see below)
  2. Discuss how to read research
  3. Make leader & secretary schedule

Weekly assignments

Date Leader Secretary Task
Jan. 24 Hlas all Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment
(Black & Wiliam, 1998)
Jan. 31 Hlas Chelsea

Update the manuscript notes (see D2L) with at least one important idea from last week's reading.

Working inside the black box: Assessment for learning in the classroom
(Black, Harrison, Lee, Marshan & William, 2004)

Feb. 7 Hlas Chelsea

Update the manuscript notes (see D2L) with at least one important idea from last week's reading.

Working inside the black box: Assessment for learning in the classroom
(Black, Harrison, Lee, Marshan & William, 2004)

Feb. 14 X X No class
Feb. 21 X X No class
Feb. 28 Chelsea Scotty

The concept of formative assessment (Boston, 2002)

Formative assessment: Tools for transforming school mathematics towards a dialogic practice? (Hodgen, 2007)

Mar. 7 Scotty Mike Integrating formative and summative assessment: Progress toward a seamless system? (Looney, 2011, pg. 52-61)
Mar. 14 Mike Chelsea

Continuous assessment in our schools: Advantages and problems (Alausa, 1999)

On the impact of curriculum-embedded formative assessment on learning: A collaboration between curriculum and assessment developers (Shavelson, Young, Ayala, Brandon, Furtak, Ruiz-Primo, Tomita, Yin)

Mar. 28 Chelsea Scotty Questioning skills for teachers (Wilen, 1991, p. 8-33)
Apr. 4 Scotty Mike Formative assessment and self-regulated learning
(Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick, 2006)
Apr. 11 Mike Hlas The challenge of formative assessment in mathematics education: Children’s minds, teachers’ minds
(Ginsburg, 2009)
Apr. 17 Hlas ?

Everyone does first draft of their section. Add/fix resources!

NCTM Position statement: Formative assessment

Apr. 25 Hlas ?

Edit sections as discussed in class.

May 2 Hlas ? Continue edits. Update resources and citations.
May 9 Hlas ? Formative assessment in math (McIntosh, in Canvas)

Scoring guide

Class leader

Discussion leader was …

  • well prepared as shown by fluid discussion and staying on task (10 pts)
  • mostly prepared, but noticeable discussion stagnation or noticeably off task (9 pts)
  • somewhat prepared, but often discussion stagnated and was off task (7 pts)

Chosen article is _____ relevant

  • highly (5 pts)
  • somewhat (4 pts)
  • barely (3 pts)

Discussion should last for at least 30 minutes.

  • Lead discussion (5 pts)
  • Short discussion (-1 per minute short)

Secretary

Records class discussion on the manuscript template in a …

  • accurate and complete manner (10 pts)
  • mostly accurate or complete manner but something is missing (9 pts)
  • somewhat accurate or complete but missing many important details (7.5 pts)
  • nonexistent manner (0 pts)

Updated notes by following Thursday at noon (-1 per extra day)

Collaboration

The instructor will assign a score based on classroom observations and classmate feedback regarding participation and contributions to the manuscript. (20 pts)

Manuscript

Manuscript is submitted to the Wisconsin Mathematics Teacher journal (20 pts)

 

Grading scale:

A (93), A- (90); B+ (87), B (83), B- (80); C+ (77), C (73), C- (70); D (60 pts)