Assessing for Proficiency in Mathematics

Our session highlights reasons to assess using proficiency progressions and provides resources that support implementing it in a high school math classroom.

When we use well-designed progressions, students start with success and a clear understanding of what is needed to move their learning forward.  When we use them to assess, we can shift our students from a "points gathering" mindset to one that focuses on learning.

Full sets of resources for Math 8 and 9 will be shared with participants.

Target Audience

8-9 & 10-12

Sessions

Friday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Room Emerald C (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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Presenters

  • Clare Hay

    Clare is currently teaching mathematics at Delta Secondary School. Prior to that she taught in Surrey and Calgary. She has been assessing using a proficiency scale for five years and her practice focuses on making Mathematics engaging and accessible for all students. 

  • Jacob Martens

    Jacob is currently the Mathematics Coordinator for the Delta School District.  Before that he taught in both secondary and elementary classrooms.  His professional focus is supporting feasible changes that have meaningful impact on student learning.

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