About This Chapter
Math Assessments & Special Education - Chapter Summary
Learn the importance of including assessments in lesson planning and benefit from tips that can help you create quality math assessments by utilizing this chapter's teacher resources. These lessons examine various types of assessments, describe assessments that benefit students with special needs, and discuss ways to assist at-risk students.
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How It Helps
- Builds awareness: This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of various types of assessments for math while teaching the importance of utilizing assessments in the classroom.
- Enhances lesson planning: Simplify the lesson planning process by finding assessment information and printable math worksheets in one convenient location.
- Addresses various student needs: Whether you're working with students who are at-risk or have special needs, the assessment information in this chapter can help.
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain why it is important to include assessments in lesson planning
- Develop quality math assessments for your students
- List and utilize different types of formal and informal assessments
- Use ecological assessments to help students with special needs
- Grade and evaluate student math solutions
- Identify and assist at-risk math students
1. Developing Mathematical Assessments for the Classroom
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.
2. Formal Assessments: Examples & Types
Formal assessments are tests that systematically measure how well a student has mastered learning outcomes. Learn more about formal assessments and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types
In this lesson, we will discuss informal assessments used in the classroom. We will cover what informal assessments are and look at some types and examples, and then you will be asked to take a short quiz to assess your comprehension.
4. Special Education and Ecological Assessments
An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.
5. How to Grade & Evaluate Student Math Solutions
In this lesson, we explore the difference between a mathematical procedure and a concept. We'll also discuss how teachers can grade and evaluate math solutions for the purposes of student assessment.
6. Screening & Assisting At-Risk Math Students
In this lesson we discuss methods for screening all math students and then assisting those who are struggling. This includes reviewing a look at strategies used by educators to improve the mathematical abilities of students.
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