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2014 Assessment Preconference Workshop

2014 Annual Meeting 590 

April 9, 2014 • The Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Using Formative Assessment for Student Learning

**Preconference workshop registration closes April 3.**

Engage with students during the learning process to improve student achievement.  

Research shows that formative assessment has the power to significantly improve student learning and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics strongly endorses the integration of formative assessment strategies into daily instruction.

Join us in New Orleans for this new preconference workshop, designed for educators of grades 3-8, that will give you the models and strategies you need to successfully implement effective formative assessment in order to guide future instruction and move student learning forward. Register now. 

To learn more about the role of formative assessment in mathematics education download the NCTM position statement on formative assessment.  

Workshop Overview


Participants will—

  • Explore a variety of formative assessment strategies that provide ways to gather evidence of student progress within content areas (number, algebra, geometry and measurement)
  • Explore how to use this evidence to inform teaching and support student learning
  • Reflect upon ways to structure classrooms in order to allow for high quality formative assessment to occur

 Who Should Attend 

  • Grades 3-8 teachers
  • Mathematics coaches, specialists
  • Administrators



Robert Q. Berry, III
University of Virginia

    Debbie Duvall 108x135    

Debbie Duvall
Duvall Consulting 


9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Part 1:  What is formative assessment and why is it important? 
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Part 2: Effective discussions, activities and classroom tasks that elicit evidence of learning
12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Part 3: Providing feedback that promotes student learning
2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Part 4: Engaging students in the assessment process  

Registration Information

Preregistration required. Register now. 

Rates: Members, $130; nonmembers, $150 (includes boxed lunch)

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