The Year 4 Australian Leveled Assessments with Marzano Scales based on the Australian Standards for Year 4 Number and Place Value are almost done! I really wanted them finished before your new school year started, but life of course got in the way a bit! We does out two-bedroom townhouse in December. We lived with family for a month through the holidays, then moved again into our new home. Yeah! The kids re really happy to have their own rooms and a yard now. 🙂 After unpacking, darling with a week of family flu symptoms, 14 stitches above my knee (a longer story) and a new pregnancy, I finally have the time to wrap this up!!! 😀
I plan on publishing these and then working on some revisions if needed because I hit a strange snag with the fifth Australian Standards for Year 4 Number and Place Value “Recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and related division facts.”(ACMNA075).
All of my work depends on research of the standards, as well as examples and explanations from the authors and publishers of each set of standards. The Australian Standards for Year 4 Number and Place Value website offers links to student portfolio work samples which I review carefully to make sure I’m representing each standard accurately in the Leveled Assessments and Marzano Scales. The standard sounds simple enough, right? But the student answers given in the “Above Satisfactory” example is incorrect. Am I missing something? Hmmm… (follow the link to page 12 of 36 to see the example!)
I would LOVE for some Aussie teachers to set me straight on this if I am misinterpreting how this standard is actually taught. Read on if you want to see the problem.
Here’s the problem: The student responses relating to chance look incorrect! [Read more…]