to Assess Problem-Solving Skills in Math
by Bena Kallick and Ross Brewer
fresh ways to assess students' problem-solving
skills with these classroom-tested strategies.
Tips include creating a comfortable assessment
environment, developing interesting problems
that will capture students' attention, and
scoring students' work. Includes original
math problems designed for grades K-2. Filled
with creative ideas for scoring and reporting.
Bena Kallick and Ross Brewer are leaders
in assessment reform. Both have worked with
schools, districts, and state education
departments to develop authentic assessments
for students. They are the founders of a
company called EXEMPLARS, which provides
elementary school teachers with math assessment
problems that are classroom-tested and linked
to the NCTM Standards.