Middle School Math
Middle School Math Resources

 
Math Design Collaborative (MDC) Documents & Resources
The Big Idea of Assessment for Learning
Students and teachers
Using evidence of learning
To adapt teaching and learning
To meet the immediate learning needs
Minutetominute and daybyday
(Thompson & William, 2007)
Five Strategies of Assessment for Learning
 Clarifying and sharing learning intentions and criteria for success
 Engineering effective discussions, questions, and tasks that elicit evidence of learning
 Providing feedback that moves learners forward
 Activating students as the owners of their own learning
 Activating students as instructional resources for one another (student experts, send a spy)
Five Principles of Effective Questioning
 Plan questions that encourage thinking and reasoning.
 Ask questions in ways that include all students.
 Give students time to think.
 Avoid judging students' responses.
 Follow up students' responses in ways that encourage deeper thinking.

