Part 3: Defining Proficiency & Moving Outward

This is Part 3 of a mini-series on a rubric masterclass. Be sure to check out the Intro post and subsequent posts. Once we’ve identified our specific and common outcomes, we need to identify specific markers that will indicate where students are on the spectrum of proficiency. In fact, that’s where we get our next little bit … Continue reading Part 3: Defining Proficiency & Moving Outward

A rubric to assess the eight Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice

Update 8/2/21. After reviewing feedback from teachers who have implemented the rubric in its draft form, I feel confident in removing that modifier of "draft." Consider the rubric below for the Standards of Mathematical Practice as Version 1.0. The Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice (MPs) have been available for a while now. They lay … Continue reading A rubric to assess the eight Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice

Portfolio Problems: Rebuilding Assessment with Rich Tasks

We have the technology. We can rebuild assessment. We can make it better than it was. Better, stronger, more accurate. We all understand how assessment has served as a destructive force in our classrooms. And we’re all to blame. While the obvious perpetrators of destructive assessment are those foisted upon us by states and districts, … Continue reading Portfolio Problems: Rebuilding Assessment with Rich Tasks