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