Re-assessing our Math Assessment

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Re-assessing our Math Assessment

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Facilitator(s): David Martin
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 26, 2020 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
Day 2Dec 03, 2020 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
Day 3Dec 10, 2020 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
$75.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-MA-017-CARC

Target Audience


About this learning opportunity

Moving away from a "homework, quiz, and test" model and towards an "outcome-based" model, allows us to have different conversations around assessment in mathematics to ensure mastery learning is still occurring.   Hattie’s research in, “Visible Learning for Mathematics” shows the impactful effect size of teacher clarity at 0.75.  Teacher Clarity starts with picking essential outcomes and then determining "What does success look like?", we can move to an assessment model where learning, not grades, is the focus of every assessment.  We will also discuss redos, retakes, and how to deal with these, and other common, issues.   Bring your assessment questions and join us for an interactive day where you will leave with practical ideas to try in your educational setting.

Session 1 - "Setting the stage for an Outcome based assessment classroom; picking the big rocks"

Session 2 - "Small changes that lead to exceptional results; how to positively impact learning through assessment"
Session 3 - "Addressing the issues around redos, retakes and rewrites; focus on the research"

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Dave Martin has a Masters of Mathematics, a Degree in Education, and a love for prime numbers. He has been teaching for 10 years,during which time, he was nominated for Teacher of Excellence in Alberta, has spoken across North America, and has successfully removed grades in most of his high school math courses. Dave currently is one of Red Deer Catholic's Math/Science Lead teachers, where he works with all the math and science teachers in the division. Some of his passions include playing board games and reciting the digits of Pi...starting at the end.