Give your students an opportunity to assess their understanding of important math concepts through formative assessments!
This set of Self-Evaluated Formative Math Assessments require students to complete a limited number of problems based on one standard as homework. There are 63 assessments
and each assessment includes an answer key.
In addition to practicing math concepts, students are also asked to self-evaluate their understanding of the concept by using a four-point rubric. Their understanding is not only shared with the teacher but also with their parents as their parents are asked to sign the homework. This creates a system of communication with parents about how their child is progressing in their understanding of important math concepts.
When the homework is returned to school, it provides an opportunity for the teacher to create small groups based on the individual needs of the students indicated on the self-evaluation portion of the homework. The feedback can also help the teacher to determine if they need to readjust their instructional plan to include additional days on a particular concept.
Our students have enjoyed the focused homework and our parents have expressed appreciation in feeling like they are able to communicate regularly with us about how they see their child performing on independent tasks in regards to key math concepts. We have watched our students become more and more proficient with self-evaluation and it has created a dialogue between us and our students about the importance of being an active participant in the learning process. Since we started having students share their self-evaluations of their understanding, we have seen an increase in accountability during lessons through questioning and participation.
The rubric included on each assessment uses a 4-point rubric. The rubric uses the following qualifiers:
1 = I'm an expert. I understand it well, and I could thoroughly teach it to someone.
2 = I'm a practitioner. I can mostly do it by myself but sometimes I get stuck.
3 = I'm an apprentice. I'm just starting to get it but I need someone to coach me through it.
4 = I'm a novice. I'm just starting to learn this and I don't really understand it yet.
We use this same rubric throughout our classroom and it adapted into kid friendly language from our district reporting system. If this seems like the perfect product for you but the rubric does not match what you currently use in your classroom or district, please email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to try and create a rubric that works for you.
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