Integrating Curriculum and Assessment: An Example from Grade 3 Fractions

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As educators, we often use the assessments embedded in our instructional materials as evidence of student learning. After all, what could be better aligned to the content students are learning in the materials than the assessments that came with those materials? In this webinar, we present a case for the use of external assessments as a vehicle for strengthening the use of instructional materials and surface some of the issues with only using curriculum-embedded assessments. Student Achievement Partners worked with educators from Tennessee and New Jersey to design a Grade 3 assessment on fractions. Join us to hear what they learned when they closely examined how the assessment matched up with their instructional materials (Go Math! and Eureka Math) and what insights the process gave them for thinking about Grade 3 instruction on fractions.

Although educators recognize what comprises a good professional learning experience and the research agrees, all too often professional learning in practice does not match those needs. In order for professional learning to be considered high quality and effective, three key principles must be addressed. During this webinar you'll learn the practical and research-based non-negotiables set forth in the new Principles for High-Quality, Standards-Aligned Professional Learning resource from Student Achievement Partners, and you'll be introduced to some of the specific action steps educators in any role can take starting as soon as tomorrow.

This webinar offers a certificate verifying professional learning time on the topic. To receive this certificate, select the “Access On-Demand” option and complete the webinar as a registered participant.

This learning experience will be most powerful if used as part of a comprehensive, ongoing program of content-specific professional learning. To learn more, see the Professional Learning Principles.