Assessing what students
know and are able to do is an integral part of the CPMP curriculum
and instructional model.
Initially, as students
pursue the investigations that comprise the curriculum, the teacher is
able to informally assess student performance in terms of process, content,
and disposition. (Sample Lesson) Feedback
provided to students by teachers strengthens students' knowledge.
At the end of each
investigation, the Summarize the Mathematics and
class discussion provide an opportunity for the teacher to assess the
levels of understanding that the various groups of students have reached
as they share and summarize their findings. Student notes, sometimes
called Math Toolkits, are developed following Summarize the Mathematics
discussions. See Parent
Support: Using the Math Toolkit.
Your Understanding problem situations and tasks in the On
Your Own (OYO) sets
provide further opportunities to assess the level of understanding of
each individual student.
CPMP also provides
an assessment package that contains:
- end-of-lesson quizzes
- end-of-unit assessments
- in-class exam
- take-home assessment tasks
- extended projects
- assessment tasks for semester and final exams
for Courses 1-4 are also available on CD-ROMs so that teachers
can customize quizzes and exams. More information on assessment in Core-Plus
Mathematics is in Implementing Core-Plus Mathematics on