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Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

Assessments are an essential part of the teaching process. In this lesson, you'll learn how to develop mathematical assessments for the classroom. You'll also explore major types of assessments that can test your students' understanding.

Developing Assessments

For many middle and high school students, little inspires more fear than a math assessment. In fact, if you ask a significant portion of the population to reflect on their scariest moments from high school, more than a few will point to a math quiz or test. However, you don't have to worry about any of that - after all, your students really seem to get a great deal out of your teaching method. In fact, the only reason you're looking at this lesson now is to master the best way to test your students' understanding. In short, no panic attacks here! In this lesson, we'll take a look at four major types of categories, as well as how they can be developed to not only test for mastery but also see where students are being led away from understanding.

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