ERIC Number: ED407655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
How To Assess Problem-Solving Skills in Math.
Kallick, Bena; Brewer, Ross
The assessment problems in this guide offer K-2 teachers a beginning toward building a bank of math tasks that measure whether or not their students are becoming better problem solvers. The problems can be used as tools to use when teaching the strategies of effective problem solving and as informal assessments to help teachers see what their students do and do not understand. After a preface and an introduction, chapters in the guide include: (1) Authentic Assessment: What Is It?; (2) Using Exemplars Math Problems; (3) Scoring Students' Work; (4) Developing Your Own Math Problems; (5) Creating a Comfortable Environment for Assessment; and (6) Using Problem-Solving Math Portfolios. The appendix presents ready-to-reproduce versions of the Exemplars problems, reproducible assessment rubrics to use and to share with students, and samples of how other teachers have scored many of the problems. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Primary Education, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Student Evaluation
Scholastic, Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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