• Assessment and Feedback

Foundational Strategy

  • The Assessment and Feedback strategy involves monitoring students’ progress toward mastery of the AKS, providing students with ongoing feedback on their progress, and adjusting instruction to increase student learning. Assessment and Feedback undergirds all instruction. Teachers and students should be jointly involved in discussing learning goals and monitoring progress.

    When using Assessment and Feedback, the teacher will use frequent formative assessments and provide timely, ongoing, and specific feedback. The teacher will use assessment information to differentiate instruction and support improvement in student achievement. Students will engage in the Assessment and Feedback process on an ongoing basis. Students will self-assess and reflect on their progress toward mastery of the AKS.

    Assessment and Feedback does not take place in isolation, is not based on a student’s grade, and is never purely summative. It is most effective when the teacher and student are jointly involved, with students receiving specific, timely, and actionable feedback on their progress and teachers using the information to differentiate and personalize instruction.

Look Fors

  • The Teacher will…
    • frequently assess students’ learning in a variety of ways.
    • use assessment information to differentiate instruction, provide timely and useful feedback, and guide students to monitor and reflect on their own progress towards mastery of the AKS.
    The Students will…
    • monitor and reflect on academic progress as a part of learning and assessment of the AKS— formative and summative.
    • act on feedback to demonstrate learning of the AKS.

Model Lessons


  •  Math ES 1197-2

    Math ES 1197-2

    In this video, the teacher is providing timely feedback to monitor student progress as students work in small groups.

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  •  Math HS 1207-11

    Math HS 1207-11

    In this video, the students work to explain their solutions while the teacher asks follow up questions for clarification.

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  • Math HS 1207-12

    Math HS 1207-12

    In this video, students work to analyze, assess, and communicate their thinking on the math task.

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  •  Math HS 1207-5

    Math HS 1207-5

    In this video, the teacher provides a structure for students to self-assess their learning throughout the task.

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  •  Math HS 1207-6

    Math HS 1207-6

    In this video, students work and discuss collaboratively on the math task.

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  •  Math HS 1207-7

    Math HS 1207-7

    In this video, the teacher assess student understanding on the task and calls for students to reflect on their progress.

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  •  Math HS 1207-8

    Math HS 1207-8

    In this video, the teacher poses questions for students to analyze and discuss their mathematical thinking.

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  •  Teacher monitors students

    Math MS 1200-2

    In this video, the teacher monitors students as they work collaboratively

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  •  Math MS 1219-7

    Math MS 1219-7

    In this video, the teacher purposefully poses questions throughout the teacher-led small group for students to clarify and expand their thinking.

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