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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2013: Assessment of Mathematical Proficiencies in the Age of the Common Core April 03, 2013 - April 05, 2013
Registration Deadline: April 03, 2013 about 1 year ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: January 03, 2013 over 1 year ago
Series: Critical Issues
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers Mark Thames* (University of Michigan), Kristin Umland* (University of New Mexico), Noah Heller (Math for America) and Alan Schoenfeld (University of California, Berkeley)
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This workshop will explore the fundamental problems of trying to assess students' mathematical proficiency, seeking to take a more comprehensive perspective on what it is to learn, know, and use mathematics. The advent of the Common Core State Standards both increases the demand and broadens the conception of what it is to be mathematically skillful, and opens new opportunities and challenges to improving our ability to assess what students understand and can do.



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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Apr 03, 2013
Wednesday
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Registration and Refreshments
04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
  Welcome (Robert Bryant)
04:35 PM - 05:15 PM
  Setting the stage: An introduction to the fundamental challenges of assessment (Alan Schoenfeld)
05:15 PM - 06:45 PM
  The challenge of assessing mathematical proficiency: A student interview (Deborah Ball & Hyman Bass)
06:45 PM - 07:15 PM
  Combining our expertise: Working together on assessment tasks (Kristin Umland)
07:15 PM - 07:45 PM
  Introduction to Working Groups
Apr 04, 2013
Thursday
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
  Light Breakfast
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Dissolving the boundaries (Bill McCallum and Jason Zimba)
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  Working Groups
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Assessment in practice: Use, needs, and examples (Eyal Wallenberg, Melanie Smith, David Baiz, & Jonathan Osler)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Assessing complex human practices (Eva Baker)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Assessment ABCs: Purpose, design, and examples (Mike Briscoe, Guillermo Solano-Flores, & Ann Shannon)
02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
  Working Groups
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  PARCC: Challenges taken on and progress to date (Doug Sovde)
04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
  Working Groups
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
  Reception
Apr 05, 2013
Friday
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
  Light Breakfast
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
  Diversity and equity: Assessment challenges and examples
Marcus Hung, Maria Martiniello, Judit Moschkovich
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Working Groups
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  SBAC: Challenges taken on and progress to date (Shelbi Cole)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Review/Lunch (part 1)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  Review/Lunch (part 2)
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Broadening the conversation: Issues and concerns (Diane Briars)
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
  Break
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Large Group Reports
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  Working collectively to assess proficiency: Panel interview
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
  Making progress on assessing proficiency (Alan Schoenfeld)