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Strategy Use performance tasks for classroom instruction and assessment


This strategy focuses on providing teachers with a set of resources, experiences, and tools that can broaden the range of tasks they use to give students opportunities to show what they know and what they can do. The resources provide guidance to teachers on using and managing the assessments in their own classrooms. Additionally, they provide analyses of student work to help guide teachersí thinking about their own studentsí understandings. This strategy uses high-quality tasks to exemplify the expectations in Tool Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

The "download extended report" gives a full description of this strategy.

Applicable tools

Classroom teaching materials, such as the Tool standards-based mathematics curricula that were developed with NSF-support, contain rich problems and tasks.

Challenges addressed

Complementary strategies