A committee of educators came together to address these burning questions around the assessment component of EM:
- How do you align EM with the content and process standards?
- Where are the active assessment opportunities within the program that are part of the teaching process?
- How are leveled criteria for report cards and other benchmarks analysis connected to assessment?
Our goal is to acknowledge the hard work teachers do, expand their understanding of what comprehensive assessment is and offer resources to help them find what students know and understand.
Assessment opportunities happen from moment to moment throughout the day. Students let us know what they understand through a variety of ways: as they are having discussions with other students, playing games, presenting projects, writing in their math journals and workbooks, speaking with us in their sharing, and yes, taking tests.
Our initial focus is on active assessment opportunities within the program.
Our ongoing foci include benchmark assessments (i.e., baseline), learning logs, rubrics, conference logs and portfolios.
Downloadable Accountability Sheets
Active Assessment Opportunities within the Everyday Mathematics Program:
"Why create assessment accountability sheets?" by Lauren Africano, P.S. 6R
"As a 5th grade teacher, using EM for 1 year, I realized my students were not connecting the strategies, concepts and skills to the games. My students were enjoying the games, but just playing to win or lose with the Game Masters. I didn’t think they were getting the most out of the games. I felt the need to push their thinking. I could do this best through an accountability sheet." Read More