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Assessment Strategies and Tools

As students work with mathematical tasks, they should be able to:

  • explain, interpret and justify what they know in their own ways, not just present what others have said about the topic
  • make and explore connections that are not immediately obvious
  • speak to their peers about the personal strategies they have used to arrive at their solutions
  • provide evidence of their learning based on explicit criteria
  • create new ways to express ideas, insights and feelings; e.g., making models or representations as they devise various ways to solve a problem, justifying their solutions, creating simulations, working with what they understand in new situations or contexts
  • take action when they recognize that their understanding of issues, problems and ideas could be improved.

Teachers can use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to assess student performance. Some of these strategies and tools include: