214: Math and Assessment

Let’s talk about math and assessment. How do you assess your students in math? 

Some of the traditional methods of assessing math don’t give us the most accurate idea of a student’s abilities. Answers are often seen as black and white and right or wrong, but that doesn’t tell the whole story of how a student has interpreted and worked through a question. 

In this episode, I’m talking about how to assess your students in math, use the four levels of the achievement chart with different math problems, do a summative assessment in math, and mark math in a way that accurately reflects your students’ abilities. 

I’m also sharing different examples as I go along to demonstrate each suggestion so that you can see how they would work in your classroom.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • How to assess students in math 
  • Different assessment options available to you
  • Why there’s more to marking math than just right or wrong answers
  • How to mark more accurately 
  • The four levels of the achievement chart 
  • The difference between assessing thinking and application 
  • Using a combination of tests and projects to assess students
  • The pros and cons of marking tests vs. projects 
  • How to mark different types of questions 

If you’re looking for a better way to assess your students in math, I hope this episode is helpful. There’s more to math assessment than just assigning tests and marking them right or wrong. You can use the methods from this episode to get a clearer picture of your student’s abilities. 

If you like what you hear in this episode and want more help in your math classroom, you’re going to want to check out our done-for-you math program, Ignited Math. Sign up for the Ignited Math waitlist at www.madlylearning.com/ignitedmath.

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