Building Transformational Geometry Understanding Through Formative Assessment

EVENT DETAILS

  • May 20, 2015
  • San Jose, CA

Building Transformational Geometry Understanding Through Formative Assessment

 

This event focused on the use of formative assessment in the secondary mathematics classroom. The keynote speakers, Bernadette Salgarino and Brent Duckor presented the fundamentals of formative assessment including the research base and the purpose, structure, and effective strategies for use. Participants received data from the post-assessment results of an eighth grade transformational geometry unit, sharing the growth from the pre-assessment and describing the common errors and misconceptions that the eight grade students demonstrated in their work. Participants then worked in table groups to design formative assessments based on what they learned.

The primary audience for the seminar was members of the Silicon Valley Research Alliance at REL West, including math teachers and site and district administrative staff of the 11 participating school districts, as well as other alliance partners, including county office staff and Silicon Valley Education Foundation leaders. Approximately 100 participants were expected at the seminar.

Speakers inluded:

  • Neal Finkelstein, Associate Director & Senior Research Associate, REL West at WestEd
  • Bernadette Salagrino, Math Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Brent Duckor, Associate Professor, San Jose State University

 

 

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 For more information, email Neal Finkelstein at nfinkel@wested.org