Bringing Math Students Into the Formative Assessment Equation: Tools and Strategies for the Middle Grades

Make formative assessment work for you–and your math students! Finally, formative assessment that adds up! Bringing Math Students Into the Formative Assessment Equation is the ultimate resource for helping teachers implement formative assessment in the middle school mathematics classroom. And it’s much more than that. With this research-based, teacher-tested guide, you won’t just learn effective teaching strategies–you’ll turn your students into self-regulated learners. They’ll monitor and assess their own progress–and communicate to you about it! Features include: • A clear and manageable six-aspect instructional model • Detailed strategies for helping students own their successes • Real-life examples from middle school mathematics teachers • Useful resources and a companion website to help you implement formative assessment in your classroom Formative assessment isn’t just for teachers anymore. With the help of this essential resource, you’ll work together with your students toward a common goal of math success. “This book is outstanding. I would recommend it to any math educator. The depth of research integrated into practice is extensive and, as a result, it is the most practical book I have come across related to formative assessment and mathematics The self-regulation aspects, as well as the ownership and involvement emphasized in the book, went beyond the traditional cognitive strategies endorsed in most books.” Marc Simmons, Principal Ilwaco Middle School, Ocean Beach School District, Long Beach, WA “The ideas in this book are brought to life with examples of teachers and students in the classroom. The teacher voices, comments, and quotes lend credibility and are a big component of the book’s strengths as well as the visuals and graphics.” Rita Tellez, Math Coordinator Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX

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