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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections Spiralling Math Class How do I set up Assessments & Evaluations? – Discussion

  • How do I set up Assessments & Evaluations? – Discussion

    Posted by Kyle Pearce on December 10, 2019 at 3:17 am

    What was your big take away from this particular lesson?

    What is something you are still wondering?

    Share your thinking below.

    Kyle Pearce replied 5 months, 1 week ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Lisa Hudson

    June 24, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    My assessments should be a means to help kids get better at the math instead of just a way to get a mark in the grade book.

    My question concerns the use of your mastery days. You have a 75 minute period and from what I understand you spend the first 50 minutes or so having students review work on old mastery papers to glean more understanding followed by the new mastery quiz which will take only 20 minutes. Would you use the same process in a 45 minute period?

  • Andy Neels

    January 20, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Liking the idea presented by Jon on the mastery days and having students re write till they get 100% on their work.

    • Kyle Pearce

      January 21, 2021 at 7:01 am

      Awesome. Any thoughts on how that might be implemented in your context?

  • Christopher Ernst

    April 5, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    My big takeaway was that constantly giving opportunities in class to use feedback on top of having the portfolios open to improvement gives students the opportunities to see and show growth.

    I’m wondering with quizzes being broken down by LG, when/how do you grade/rate learning shown in a quiz as opposed to a task working in groups? Does individual learning shown or individually taking feedback and improving their work mean more than work shown in a group?

    • Kyle Pearce

      April 6, 2021 at 6:30 am

      Great question about formatively assessing in a group. I think it always comes down to what do you want to know from a specific student. Directing the questions to an individual student can get you more precise data for thst specific student, but again I like using my questioning as a way to push the thinking more than for my own recording / record keeping.

  • Merrillee Reboullet

    August 19, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    This is a very valuable point. Assessments used as learning tools rather than the final grade. That lines up with so much of what we learn regarding brain research. But that doesn’t eliminate the elephant in the room…how DO we assign that final mark or communicate the child’s learning to parents? At some point in time, does there not need to be a declaration of what a student understands? And what tools/systems do we use for that?

    • Kyle Pearce

      August 22, 2022 at 6:44 am

      This is a great question and we’ve had numerous discussions during the Q&A calls with academy members. Actually this past months call discussed this idea also.

      I’d check out those resources and also remind yourself that you are the judge of how that might look or sound. Which ideas / concepts are most important? Are they all “equal” or might some have a heavier weighting than others?

      I’d also ask how you’re doing it now. When we start something new it seems hard because we are thinking deeply about it however we don’t spend much time thinking about what we are already doing.

      How do YOU see a grade being assigned?