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Project

Learning to Use Formative Assessment in Middle School Mathematics Using the Assessment Work Sampling Method (AWSM)

Dates
11/2013-12/2014
Market
Education
Services
Research Services
Client
U.S. Department of Education
Expertise
Applied Research Studies
Process Evaluations and Qualitative Research
Learning to Use Formative Assessment in Middle School Mathematics Using the Assessment Work Sampling Method (AWSM)

Funded by U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, this three-year development project used the Assessment Work Sample Method (AWSM) to provide teachers with authentic samples of mathematics formative assessment work and an interactive, hands-on experience to increase their understanding of formative assessment and improve their practice of formative assessment. The research team examined the extent to which AWSM can be implemented with fidelity in an authentic education delivery setting, the extent to which it shows promise for improving teacher practice of mathematics formative assessment, and the extent to which it shows promise for increasing student achievement in mathematics. The study team developed, revised, and field tested this innovative professional development program for implementing formative assessment in middle school mathematics.