Developing and Supporting Formative Assessment Practices in Mathematics

What will teachers gain from participating?

  • Knowledge of key research findings about formative, interim and summative assessment practices in mathematics.
  • Numerous, ready to use tools and resources for learning about and supporting the implementation of assessment practices in the literacy classroom; particularly, formative assessment practices that promote student ownership of learning through the sharing of learning goals and monitoring progress towards goals through peer and self-assessment.
  • Understanding of the connection between these practices and the Maine Educator Effectiveness program.
  • Build collegial relationships among mathematics teachers within a learning community. Sharing of ideas and resources.

What is the structure of the course?

  • The program uses a hybrid professional development approach, which includes a total of five sessions.
o Two face-to-face sessions: Each session is 1 day (6.5 contact hours per session) in length. The face-to-face sessions are sessions 1 and 4. These sessions include an online follow-up component. Tentative Dates and Location: November 13, 2015 and March 11, 2016 in Rockland.
o Three online sessions: Each online session runs for approximately one month and requires an estimated average of 4-5 hours for completion. The online sessions are sessions 2,3, and 5. No previous experience with online courses is necessary!
  • The sample 5-session schedule is show on the PDF

PDF Descriptor of ConferenceĀ DSAP Mathematics Teacher Session_2015_2016 copy

For additional information, please contact Cheryl Rose Tobey at or (207) 588-5028.

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