This site organizes my attempts at writing a set of skills-based assessments for Intermediate Algebra. These pages will make little sense without prior reading of Dan Meyer's text on skills-based assessment and of my notes on how applying this system went last year. Glenn Waddell's work on breaking down his Algebra 3/4 course would also be helpful background. My Intermediate Algebra course is essentially Algebra 2 without conics or discrete math, and is offered for students who do not take Algebra 2 Honors. The left hand margin lists topic areas in the course, and each links to a page for notes and sample assessments. (That is, most do - some lack either notes or files or both, but nevermind.) The total number of skills listed so far is far too large for this type of piecewise assessment, and only a subset of those listed will actually be used. Some assessments may overlap while I work on finding sensible ways of slicing the course into suitable bits. However, once final decisions are made this will result in a skills list with each item linked to a sample assessment. For Google Sites, there's currently no privacy level between viewer only (no comments) and contributor (who can delete files and change pages). If you have comments beyond what can conveniently be posted at Coffee and Graph Paper, or if you might want to add or edit files, let me know in a comment at Coffee and Graph Paper so that I can add you as a contributor. H. |