Using Item Analyses and Instructional Conversations to Improve Mathematics Achievement

  • Using Item Analyses and Instructional Conversations to Improve Mathematics Achievement

    Douglas Fisher and Donna Kopenski
    The significant gains in student achievement in an urban elementary school when teachers worked together to develop, administer, and review assessment items. In grade-level teams, teachers completed item analyses and engaged in instructional conversations about students’ needed instruction. Readers of this article will learn how to plan for, write, and assess student assessments to guide teaching and student learning.