**An Overview of Mathematics Assessment with a Focus on Formative Assessment
of ELLs/Latino Students**
__In preparation for the first day’s activities, please read:__

Kitchen, R.S. & Wilson, L.D. (2004). Lessons learned from students about assessment and instruction.* Teaching Children Mathematics, 10(8)*, 394-399. Reston, VA: NCTM.
Kulm, G., Wilson, L.D., & Kitchen, R.S. (2005).
Alignment of content and effectiveness of mathematics assessment items. *Educational Assessment Journal, 10(4)*, 333-356. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Stein, M.K. & Smith, M.S. (1998).
Mathematical tasks as a framework for reflection: From research to practice.* Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 3(4)*, 268-275. Reston, VA: NCTM.
**Day 1 **

COURSE OVERVIEW:

*An Overview of Mathematical Assessment with a particular focus on the formative assessment of ELLs/Latino students. A framework for mathematics tasks will be presented along with its relationship to formative assessment.*

__Facilitators__: Ed Silver and Rick Kitchen

__Readings for tomorrow’s class__:

Charalambous, C., & Pitta-Pantazi, D. (2007, March).Drawing on a theoretical model to study students’ understandings of fractions. *Educational Studies in Mathematics, 64(3)*, 293-316.
Shepard, L.A. (2000).The role of assessment in a learning culture.* Educational Researcher, 29(7)*, 4-14.
**Day 2**

THE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT OF ELLs OF RATIONAL NUMBER CONCEPTSbr>
__Facilitators__: Rick Kitchen, Laura Burr, and Berenice Castellon

__Readings for tomorrow's class__:

Clark, D., Roche, A., Mitchell, A. (2007).Year six fraction understanding: A part of the whole story. In J. Watson & Beswick, K. (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Group of Australasia.*
**Day 3**

INTRODUCTION TO A FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT RESEARCH PROJECT OF RATIONAL NUMBER CONCEPTS WITH 6TH GRADE ELLs

__Facilitators__: Rick Kitchen, Laura Burr, and Berenice Castellon

**Day 4**

DATA ANALYSIS FROM FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT RESEARCH PROJECT WITH ELLs

__Facilitators__: Rick Kitchen, Laura Burr, and Berenice Castellon

__Readings for tomorrow's class__:

Graue, M.E. (1993). Integrating theory and practice through instructional assessment. *Educational Assessment, 1(4)*, 293-309.
**Day 5**

MORE DATA ANALYSIS AND FINAL DISCUSSION OF THE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT RESEARCH PROJECT WITH ELLs

__Facilitators__: Rick Kitchen, Laura Burr, and Berenice Castellon