by mlicausi | Jun 15, 2016 | Assessment, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Teacher Evaluations

In the last school year I’ve received some really great comments from teachers. They tell me how useful the leveled Math Assessments with Scales and Posters have been for supporting a growth mindset and differentiation! If your school uses the Marzano Framework...
by mlicausi | May 23, 2016 | Assessment, Australian Standards ACARA, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies, Professional Development, Uncategorized

Last post I discussed the Pros and Cons of Informal Assessments. This week I am switching to the idea of using formal assessments for Marzano Scales because I found that they were so much more effective! The benefits of formal assessments are that they give you and...
by mlicausi | May 7, 2016 | Assessment, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, goal setting, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies

In any classroom there are two basic ways you can pre-assess your students’ level of comprehension: informal or formal assessments. The former approach can be easier, but there are pros and cons of informal assessments. In previous posts I discussed two...
by mlicausi | Mar 17, 2016 | Assessment, Australian Standards ACARA, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies, Thinking Maps

Throughout the various strands or domains of Mathematics there are common threads, similar to themes in Language Arts. Equivalence: a Big Idea in Mathematics is one of the biggest and most fundamental concepts in every subtopic. Whether you’re dealing with...
by mlicausi | Feb 18, 2016 | Algebraic Thinking - PreAlgebra, Assessment, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Free Resources, goal setting, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies, Uncategorized

Heather F. had a good question on TpT; How do Quizzes fit into student Assessment when using scales? Assessment can seem overwhelming, especially if your school or district requires their own special brand of data tracking. In the classroom it’s imperative that...