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Tool Balanced Assessment: classroom packages

Summary

A typical Balanced Assessment Package offers ten to twenty tasks, ranging in length from 5 to 45 minutes. Some of the tasks consist of a single problem, while others consist of a sequence of problems. Taken together, the tasks provide students with an opportunity to display their knowledge and skills across the broad spectrum of content and processes described in the Tool Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM). It takes time to get this kind of rich informationóbut the problems are mathematically rich and well worth the time spent on them.

The download provides additional information for preparation and help, benefits, barriers, costs, and samples from the packages.

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Can provide an initial step in one approach to Strategy standards-based improvement.