Session 4
Open Response Questions
Developing Open Response Questions for the Classroom
Gathering Good Evidence With OpenResponse Questions
MCAS Open Response Questions
Mass DOE
Other Open Response Sites
About MCAS Practice Open Response Questions
Steps to Creating a Successful Open Response
Templates for Constructing Open Ended Questions: Math and Science
Sources of Mathematics Open Response Questions
Open Ended Response Tips
Open Response Planning Guide
A Collection of Assessment Strategies
Language Strategies for Mathematics
Using Reading and Writing Strategies in Math
Session 3 Formative Assessment and Rubrics
Today's links include
Kathy Shrock's Guide for Educators  Assessment
Kathy Shrock's Homepage
Rubrics and Beyond
BROAD QUESTION 2 (Broad question answers are to be finalized by the end of the course for inclusion in your portfolio)
Compare and contrast summative and formative assessment. How are these forms of assessment currently used in your classroom,
major area, or school? How would you like to see them used?
Choose an example of a rubric you have used or would like to use. Include a brief explanation for choosing this particular
rubric.
Session 2
Today's problem on farming is from PBS Teacher Source. There are many wonderful websites with connections to problems
encountered in career applications.
Our lesson is "Calculations from the Farm."
The lesson references two NCTM standards:
STandard 4 Measurement
* Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.
* Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.
Standard 9 Connections
* Recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas.
* Understand how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a coherent whole.
* Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics
Visit the link below to the PBS website. With your group, choose the appropriate standards from the Massachusetts Mathematics
Frameworks and the VTE/COPS embedded academics frameworks in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster that apply to this
lesson. Document these frameworks and hand them in.
PBS Teacher Source
Your homework for next session is to print out the following lengthy article about Standards. Read it carefully and make
notes in the margin about your thoughts as your read.
Raising Standards through Classroom Assessment
Session 1
Links to frameworks:
Massachusetts Math Frameworks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards
Massachusetts Vocational Technical Draft Curriculum Frameworks
BROAD QUESTION 1 (Broad questions answers are to be finalized by the end of the course for inclusion in your portfolio)
In what ways do you make the most of the Math frameworks and MCAS testing in your classroom? How do the new (draft) VTE
Curriculum Frameworks impact your classroom? In what ways can they be of use to you?
