2010 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 4 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

Strand 4 Sessions -- Monday, April 19, 2010
Strand 4: Charting a Course to Assessment Leadership

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Edward CDPrimary
(PK - 2)
Assessment Leadership

Assessing Mathematical Understanding: Using One-on-One Mathematics Interviews with K-2 Students
High-quality mathematics experiences in the primary grades build a strong foundation for future learning. In this session we will share useful assessment tasks along with video clips of K-2 students that help teachers understand what to ask and what to look for when assessing their students.


Lead Speaker: Linda Griffin

114  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle AGeneralAssessment Leadership

Professional Development Experiences That Support Informed Assessment Design and Improved Formative Assessment Practices
Teachers rarely have opportunities to engage in assessment design, even though classroom assessment is fundamental to effective teaching. In this interactive session, participants will engage in several assessment-related professional development activities that were used to elicit a broader range of student reasoning and to increase opportunities for formative assessment.


Lead Speaker: David Webb

134  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

I've Assessed... Now What?
Analyzing assessments and student work guides teachers and instructional leaders to plan next steps for instruction. This session will focus on differentiation and descriptive feedback as practical strategies to link analysis of work to improve instruction. Use these strategies to help guide your teachers to meet the needs of all students.


Lead Speaker: Leigh Huber
Co-Presenter: Alison McCormick

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Elizabeth FGeneralAssessment Leadership

Assessment Leadership Through the Lens of PRIME
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the Assessment Principle and the corresponding teacher leadership actions as described in PRIME. The components of effective assessment practices will be discussed as well as how these components work together to build successful practices.


Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Molly ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

Using Multiple Data Tools for School Improvement Planning
This session details the use of 3 data tools available to all Pennsylvania school districts to inform planning of strategies to increase student achievement. In addition, the analysis of these tools will provide a foundation for ongoing benchmark assessment to monitor progress towards school district goals.


Lead Speaker: Jim Bohan

152  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
MohsenGeneralAssessment Leadership

Evolution of a Continuum of Mathematics Leadership: Charting the Course to Formative Assessment Practices in a Large Urban District
The Milwaukee Public Schools charted a course for leadership via a professional learning continuum for mathematics, focusing on formative assessment. This continuum acknowledged change as a developmental process for schools and the district. As a result, students are making significant mathematics gains and closing achievement gaps on state tests.


Lead Speaker: DeAnn Huinker
Co-Presenter: Henry Kranendonk

163  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Windsor BCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Professional Development Strategies to Implement Formative Assessment in Networked Classrooms
This session reports on a three-year professional development research project to implement formative assessment strategies within networked classrooms. Formative assessment strategies and how a TI-Navigator System with 73-Explorer calculators was utilized to implement them will be discussed. Samples of implementation from the 32 teacher participants will be shared.


Lead Speaker: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Michael Gilbert
Co-Presenter: Barbara Gilbert

171  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment and Feedback: Teacher Practices and Experiences
Facilitating incorporation of formative assessment practices is the focus of the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory project. This session presents the challenges and successes teachers experience as they use a feedback guide to interpret and use student responses to open solution tasks to provide written feedback and share instructionally selected student performances


Lead Speaker: Edith Gummer
Co-Presenter: Claire Gates
Co-Presenter: Traci Fantz

Strand 4 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Strand 4: Charting a Course to Assessment Leadership

206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth HIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Guiding Local Leaders in Formative Assessment Within the Context of Existing Practice: Partners for Mathematics Learning
This interactive session leads participants through the process of creating professional development to support classroom assessment, including techniques that blend on-going assessment for instructional planning with existing school practices such as benchmarks tests and pacing guides. Session draws on work of Partners for Mathematics Learning, a North Carolina MSP project.


Lead Speaker: Jeane Joyner
Co-Presenter: Katherine Mawhinney

214  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle BGeneralAssessment Leadership

Beyond Average: Analyzing Assessment Data
Analyzing student assessment data provides a wealth of information that can be used to improve instructional practices and student achievement. In this session, attendees will examine data from standardized and classroom assessments using data analysis methods that can be used in their schools and classrooms.


Lead Speaker: Eric Moyer
Co-Presenter: Robert Greenburg

219  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Molly ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

Using Growth Data to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning
This session discusses how using student growth models for large-scale mathematics assessments can contribute to effective changes in classroom, school, and district practices. Participants will engage in a discussion of how these models can improve the way educators at the state, regional, district, and school level rethink and improve mathematical learning.


Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek

233  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Accelerate Learning with SMART Goals for Students and Staff
The New York City Department of Education has formalized a quality review system linked to SMART Goals for all schools. The co-presenters will elaborate on the five stages and descriptors, use of data analysis, the implementation of the core curriculum with professional development and the logistics of the evaluation process.


Lead Speaker: Elaine Carman
Co-Presenter: Donna Davis

236  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Assessment Tools to Identify and Address the Individual Needs of Learners: From Research to Practice
Assessment tools will be presented that mathematics leaders can use with teachers to evaluate student progress based on a developmental framework and observable performance criteria. Applying the tools to sample work and videotaped student interviews, participants will identify and address individual needs to improve content knowledge and problem solving skills.


Lead Speaker: Catherine Kelso
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Leimberer

244  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

From Individual Assessments to Instructional Decisions: A Focus on Number and Operations in Grades K–6
The primary purpose of classroom assessments is to use the data collected to improve teaching and learning. This session focuses on the role and benefits of individual interviews and how the information can be used to inform teaching decisions.


Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

245  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
MohsenGeneralAssessment Leadership

Come Climb the Vertical Team Ladder with Us!
Embark on the three-year journey of our K-8 school's Vertical Teaming process. All our gleanings will be shared from analyzing the data, to creating and implementing the K-8 math assessment, and finally to implementing supporting strategies. Learn how to use this assessment vehicle to drive your own school's math instruction.


Lead Speaker: Roseanna Gonzales
Co-Presenter: Jamie Robarge
Co-Presenter: Jamie Beecham
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Fletcher

Strand 4 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Strand 4: Charting a Course to Assessment Leadership

311  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle AGeneralAssessment Leadership

Dynamic Data Analysis: Moving a District from Stagnant Assessment Gathering to Informed Instructional Decision-Making
Curriculum coordinators will share how using TinkerPlots and other data-analysis protocols have changed the assessment culture of the Champaign Unit 4 School District. How data is used at the district, building and teacher level will be shared. Handouts will be provided.


Lead Speaker: Polly Hill
Co-Presenter: Leslie Knicl
Co-Presenter: Jim Linnenburger

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Supporting Students to Develop Learning Behaviors in Mathematics Class
In order to support students who struggle with mathematics to think of themselves as capable learners, it is important for teachers to keep track of students' progress in developing learning behaviors. In this session we will introduce and describe the use of an assessment tool, the Learning Behavior Observation Record.


Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Christina Myren

331  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle DGeneralAssessment Leadership

We're Assessing, Now What?: Findings from Longitudinal Assessment Data and What They Mean for K-3 Math Instruction
IES-funded research examining 3 years of longitudinal assessment data reveals patterns in student learning that hold significance for early math education. Learn and discuss the relevance of these findings to your math program. Profiles and lesson plans will be shared, as well as effective implementation strategies.


Lead Speaker: Herb Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Doug Moore