2011 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2011

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Monday, April 11, 2011
 
Strand 1: Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching


113  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

The Impact of Teacher Professional Development on Student Achievement
Does inquiry-based instruction improve student achievement? This session will investigate the relationships among professional development, teacher instructional practice, and student achievement using classroom observations and state test data. Results show that students in settings with a high level of implementation of inquiry-based instruction show significantly more growth in test scores.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Lofgren
Co-Presenter: John Mayer
Co-Presenter: Bernadette Mullins

117  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 2-3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

What Mathematics Instruction Should Look, Sound, and Feel Like in the 21st Century: Helping Administrators Make Sense of It All
It can be challenging to discern if elementary teachers are providing strong mathematics instruction. Understanding elements of such is key to improving student learning. Participants will leave with tools to frame classroom observations and determine if what is being seen, heard, and felt will deliver the goods for the 21st Century.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Moynihan

119  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
JW Marriott: 104Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Facilitating the Use of Formative Assessment when Teaching Fractions: A Case of Research to Practice – Vermont Mathematics Partnership's (VMP) Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP)
The Vermont Mathematics Partnership Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) is a formative assessment system based on mathematics education research concerning students' development of specific mathematics concepts. Participants will engage in activities focused on understanding of fraction concepts and the related mathematics education research that illustrate how OGAP has brought research to practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Marjorie Petit
Co-Presenter: Robert Laird

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Assessment of and FOR Learning: How to Use Summative Assessments to Inform Instruction
Our classrooms are currently inundated with formal and informal data generating and data analysis. This workshop will explore both how to use data and how to design multiple-choice items in ways that maximize what we can learn about students, with the goal of improving learning and instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Pitvorec
Co-Presenter: Jan Haake

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Mathematical Habits of Mind for Teaching: Assessing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching at the Secondary Level
How can "thinking like a mathematician" help teachers use mathematics effectively in teaching? We will introduce mathematical habits of mind for teaching as an organizing framework for secondary teachers' mathematical knowledge, share items to assess these habits, along with illustrative classroom examples, and discuss professional development approaches that support this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryota Matsuura
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Glenn Stevens
Co-Presenter: Sarah Sword

154  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Learning Together in the Classroom: Principals, Teachers, and Mathematics Coaches Listening to Student Thinking
How can principals, teachers, and mathematics coaches support student engagement by learning together in the classroom? In this session, we will share a professional learning structure where teachers, principals, and mathematics coaches spend time together in the classroom using a process to uncover student thinking and identify and clarify differentiation strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenter: Jan Cory
Co-Presenter: Courtney Blackmon

157  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Why is Learning About Formative Assessment in a Networked Classroom Contagious?
Participants will learn how two teams of teachers, who participated in a research project involving formative assessment in a networked classroom, assumed leadership roles and expanded the ideas to all teachers in their schools. The professional development the teachers helped design for their individual schools will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson

163  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Translating the Common Core Effectively into Practice
The development of next generation items and assessments connected to the Common Core State Standards are touted as the most recent solution for connecting mathematics assessment, instruction, and feedback. This session discusses efficient rollout of new curriculum and assessments and the pros and cons of these plans, with some possible alternative solutions.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek

169  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Student Involvement? Motivation? What Comes First? Using the Principles of Formative Assessment to Motivate Urban Middle and High School Students
After reflecting on what we learned from our formative assessment training, we decided to help students reflect on what they know and do not know. Come to hear about the lessons we learned at our urban middle and high schools. We will share the research and tools we use.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Zarach
Co-Presenter: Melanie Cifonelli

175  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4Primary
(PK - 2)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Inspiring PK–2 Students to Be Problem Solvers
Experience each of the components of quality mathematics problem solving lessons—including pretest tasks designed as formative assessments for Responses to Intervention (RtI). Participate in solving tasks intended to reach a diversity of student abilities. We will focus on questioning, scaffolding student sharing, and extending topics for depth using open and parallel tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Winnie Miller
Co-Presenter: Giny Christensen

185  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Mathematics Assessment Beyond Quizzes and Tests
Engage students in meaningful mathematics assessment investigations, and use mathematics projects linking mathematics to creativity and life applications. Have students be involved in best practices in vocabulary strategies, writing prompts, journaling, reflective thinking, and portfolios. Include the NCTM process standards throughout your mathematics instruction and assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Edna Bazik

186  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Designing a Continuum of Learning to Assess Mathematical Practice of the Common Core State Standards
Using investigations published by NCTM in the book "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Statistics and Probability," a "Continuum of Learning" will be provided that connects the Standards for Mathematical Practice to opportunities for assessing how students reason. Investigate ways to link the NCTM initiative and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Henry Kranendonk

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 
Strand 1: Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching


208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: 204-205Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Can Three Wrongs Make a Right? Helping Teachers and Coaches Use Assessment Items to Drive Students' Thinking
Teachers can do more with large-scale assessment items than test prep! Coaches and leaders can help teachers use items for more than drill, driving students' thinking to higher levels. Gain insight into test construction, and learn tools and professional development strategies to help teachers use test items to get at students' thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Sendhil Revuluri

226  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Orchestrating Mathematical Discourse—What Has Technology Got to Do with It?
Orchestrating productive mathematical discourse starts with worthwhile tasks, questions that promote sense making and reasoning, and opportunities for students to share their thinking with the teacher and with other students. Technology can play a powerful role in providing new opportunities for students to share their mathematical approaches, strategies, and solutions.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomas Dick
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill
Co-Presenter: Jessica Cohen

227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Using Screen Capture Movies to Assess Quadrilateral Constructions in Sketchpad
In the online master's class I teach, which is focused on using Sketchpad in grades 6 to Calculus, my students make movies to record their interactions with the technology. I've since supported my students' implementation of videos to document and assess their own students' work. We'll focus on examples featuring quadrilateral constructions.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

236  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom FGeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Measuring the Common Core State Standards: Implications of Common Assessments for Mathematics Leaders and Teachers
Consortia of states are collaborating to create common measures for student performance and growth, based on the Common Core State Standards. This session will share the work of one consortium to create assessments that signal good instructional practice and support mathematics leaders' work to improve student learning and teacher development.

 

Lead Speaker: Wes Bruce
Co-Presenter: Jim Mirabelli

239  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Using Diagnostic Interview Assessments to Steer Planning and Instruction
In order to navigate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and individual student learning needs, we must use effective assessment tools. Diagnostic interviews illustrate students' "peak performance" while helping teachers stay "on track." We will share a framework, example interviews, and tools for helping teachers develop their own.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Karen Karp

250  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom FGeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Becoming an Assessment Leader: Formative Assessment in a Summative Assessment World!
This highly motivational message will provide deep insight into how a school mathematics leader and coach systemically unveil and eliminate student inequities caused by wide variance in the rigor, writing, grading, and quality of unit and chapter exams. Key research findings for formative assessment cycle development will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
 
Strand 1: Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching


302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Panel: Reshaping Assessment
The power of formative assessment for improving student learning is well established – provided it is well done. The associated need for professional development is substantial. The influence of summative assessment on what happens in most classrooms is clear. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is one of two multi-state assessment partnerships that received federal funding to development a next generation assessment system to measure the Common Core State Standards. The panel will discuss the status of the goals and current work on developing assessments, formative assessment lessons, professional development support modules, and prototype summative tests and how they may be used. In addition, they will describe and illustrate Formative Assessment Lessons, Professional Development Support Modules, and Prototype Summative Tests, as well as how they may be used. Panelists: • Hugh Burkhardt, Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) - • Dan Hupp, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium - • Moderator: Valerie Mills, NCSM Regional Director

 

Lead Speaker: Hugh Burkhardt
Co-Presenter: Dan Hupp

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Learning from Students' Written Work: A Guide for Professional Development, Grades K–6
Too often, students see the goals of mathematics assignments to "do the page" rather than to "do the math." This session presents guidelines for assignments that provide students opportunities to reveal how they reason, and suggests ways for using student work in professional development to help teachers inform their instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonGeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Great Tasks for Leading the Common Core State Standards
"Great Tasks" has been updated and revised to reflect the Common Core State Standards. In this session, teachers, coaches, specialists, and leaders will explore how to implement open tasks that support the infusion of formative assessment into classrooms, districts, and state levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Assessment: Why Bother?
With students taking so many high-stakes tests, why should a mathematics teacher use valuable class time testing what is being done in class? With the right type of assessment, however, students can actually learn. Participants will look at the different assessments with an eye toward what will promote student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Wootton
Co-Presenter: Chris Mikles

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

A Formative Assessment System That Really Works
How does a large K–8 urban school improve mathematics instruction and student achievement for all students? Come and learn how your school can benefit from this two-year implementation study that has resulted in increased student achievement on classroom-based formative assessments and district benchmark tests.

 

Lead Speaker: Lee Ann Pruske
Co-Presenter: Kim O'Brien