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Action plan template
Alignment protocols
Annenberg Media
Assessment-led improvement
Assessment-led improvement: the MAC model


Balance in mathematics assessment
Balance tests and curriculum
Balanced Assessment in Mathematics: the professional development series
Balanced Assessment in Mathematics: the tests
Balanced Assessment: classroom packages
Bridges to Classroom Mathematics: A Staff-development Curriculum for Elementary School Teachers
Building capacity through a tiered model of leadership development
Building Leadership Capacity: The Las Vegas Story
Building system capacity


Children's Mathematics: A Workshop Leader's Kit: Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)
Classroom Discussions: Using Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades 1-6
Coaching in the classroom
College Preparatory Mathematics
Connected Mathematics (CM)
Connecting Mathematical Ideas: Middle School Video Cases to Support Teaching and Learning
Contemporary Mathematics in Context
Creating action plans to address student learning issues
Curriculum Implementation Support Centers
Curriculum-led improvement


Develop classroom 'assessment for learning'
Developing content knowledge through professional development grounded in the practice of teaching
Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) Seminars
Diagnostic teaching
Diagnostic teaching materials
Disarm Math Warriors
Dynamic Classroom Assessment
Dynamic Classroom Assessment


EDinformatics: Education for the Information Age
Encouraging Mathematical Thinking: Discourse around a Rich Problem
Enrichment problems
Ensure adequate instructional time for mathematics
Everyday Mathematics
Evidence on effectiveness of curricula
Evidence on the influence of assessment on teachers' classroom practices


Foster Algebraic Thinking Toolkit: A Guide for Staff Development
Fractions, Decimals, Ratios and Percents: Hard to Teach and Hard to Learn
Freudenthal Computer Applets
Functional Mathematics Tests


Give professional development more impact


How do we begin improving our system?
How do we get to an evidence-based curriculum?


Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction: A Casebook for Professional Development
Inside the black box
Interactive Mathematics Program
Investigations in Number, Data and Space


Kathy Richardsonís Professional Development Videos


Learning activities built on assessment tasks
Learning from mistakes and misconceptions: classroom materials
Learning from mistakes and misconceptions: gaining the skills
Learning from mistakes and misconceptions: PD materials
Learning from mistakes and misconceptions: supporting teachers


Making Sense: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Understanding
Math Clinics
Math Connections
Math Trailblazers
Math Wars
Math Wars Peace Treaty
Mathematics in Context
Mathematics: Modeling Our World


National Center for Education Statistics (NAEP)
NCLB: the alignment case for broader tests
NCTM Illuminations
New Standards Reference Examination: Mathematics
Numeracy Through Problem Solving


Our assessment lacks balance
Our curriculum and our tests are at odds
Our gains in elementary math scores not sustained in secondary grades
Our hard won test gains have stopped
Our math program is not serving all kids
Our professional development efforts are not having much impact in classrooms
Our teachers are not getting through their grade level curriculum
Our teachers need a deeper knowledge of the mathematics they are teaching
Our teachers need help establishing problem-solving environments
Our teachers need support in engaging students in mathematical discussions


Pathways to Algebra and Geometry
PISA: Programme for International Student Assessment
Plan long and short term
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM)
Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics
Provide professional development for and through performance assessment


Redefine the roles and expectations of teacher and students


Shape a professional development program around developing thinking routines
SIMMS Integrated Mathematics
Standards-based assessment
Standards-based improvement
Standards-based mathematics curricula
State/district tests are too narrow
Systematic catch-up for 6-8 students
Systematic catch-up for K-5 students


Talking Mathematics: Supporting Childrenís Voices
Talking Mathematics: Resources for Developing Professionals
Teachers are reluctant to use performance assessments
Teachers don't teach the curriculum
Test prep takes too much time and is ineffective
Turn test prep into learning
Turn test prep into learning


University of Chicago School Mathematics Project: Secondary Curriculum
Use pacing guides along with common high-quality assessments
Use performance tasks for classroom instruction and assessment
Use performance tasks for district assessment
Use professional development to target students' understanding through mathematical discourse
Use professional literature to learn to facilitate mathematical discussions
Use web-based resources more effectively
Using Cases to Transform Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Using School Improvement Plans to focus and drive mathematics program improvement


Virtual Manipulatives


We experience frequent changes of administrative leadership
We have a mandate to align tests with standards
We have a mandate to implement a standards-based curriculum
We have too many students who lag behind
We need to build leadership capacity throughout our district
We need to find and use web-based resources more effectively
We need to help our parents support their children's learning
We produce short-term gains but students quickly forget
We want to shift teachers' attention from what they are doing to what students are doing and thinking
Wisconsin Alignment Protocol
Work at policy level to broaden assessment
Writing to Learn Mathematics and Science
Writing to Learn Mathematics: Strategies that Work, K-12