Chapter 8 is all about assessment. Laney discusses the difference between assessment and evaluation. Assessment is for learning, rather than of learning. Evaluation is the process of reviewing student learning to decided if students have learned what they needed to know and how well they know it. At the end of the day, both are essential components for learning, and unfortunately, I haven't been using them effectively.
Another area I need to make drastic improvements in concerns descriptive feedback. I admit that a lot of my feedback has been "good job" and I know that kids need to know what they are doing well specifically and what they can do to improve. My plan is to use math conferences to improve in this area.
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