Assessment Strategies and Tools
As students work with mathematical tasks, they should be able to:
 explain, interpret and justify what they know in their own ways, not just present what others have said about the topic
 make and explore connections that are not immediately obvious
 speak to their peers about the personal strategies they have used to arrive at their solutions
 provide evidence of their learning based on explicit criteria
 create new ways to express ideas, insights and feelings; e.g., making models or representations as they devise various ways to solve a problem, justifying their solutions, creating simulations, working with what they understand in new situations or contexts
 take action when they recognize that their understanding of issues, problems and ideas could be improved.
Teachers can use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to assess student performance. Some of these strategies and tools include:
