Teaching Methods: Mathematics Assessment – med575 (3 credits)

This course promotes the understanding of instructional methods for student assessment in the K-8 mathematics classroom.  Participants select, develop, manage, and evaluate assessment tools aligned to Common Core State Standards and mathematical practices.  Particular emphasis is given to implementing timely, relevant, and thoughtful assessment and providing ongoing feedback.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Developing and Managing Assessment Tools

  • Create an assessment menu.
  • Create a management plan to monitor student progress and provide specific, ongoing feedback.
  • Develop appropriate assessment tools for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and mathematical practices.
  • Create a plan to manage summative assessments.

Implementing Assessment Tools

  • Describe how to implement assessment tools.
  • Implement assessments for a diverse classroom.
  • Evaluate the implementation of student assessments.

Evaluating Assessment Results

  • Determine the students’ point of view on assessments.
  • Evaluate the assessment practices of your classroom and school.
  • Develop a teach-assess-reteach plan using assessment results.


  • All objectives apply.

Assessment Overview

  • Explain how to use the National Council of Teacher Mathematics (NCTM) assessment standards.
  • Determine when to use various types of mathematics assessments.
  • Explain how to use assessments to grade students effectively.
  • Describe what to assess to foster student achievement.

Selecting Assessment Tools

  • Evaluate individual and group assessment types.
  • Evaluate the use of rubrics in assessment.
  • Select appropriate assessment tools for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and mathematical practices.

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