tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post7370378849514619229..comments2022-11-19T20:58:11.158-08:00Comments on Coffee and Graph Paper: Applying Dan's assessment system, Part IH.http://www.blogger.com/profile/00155248585975222332noreply@blogger.comBlogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-68301631829582062742008-07-02T10:20:00.000-07:002008-07-02T10:20:00.000-07:00Great point Tracy. I struggle over this with every...Great point <B>Tracy</B>. I struggle over this with every question I write. What am I assessing? Is it problem solving, a skill? Why am I assessing it?<BR/><BR/>I wish there were more options for PD on this topic.Jackie Ballarinihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16859831037023994373noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-73220199160018139982008-07-02T08:33:00.000-07:002008-07-02T08:33:00.000-07:00What a good self-assessment - implement a new syst...What a good self-assessment - implement a new system and then do a detailed debrief. <BR/><BR/>It strikes me, reading through your post and Dan's posts, that writing good questions for test purposes is a very particular skill, and a vital one for effective teaching. I wonder if there is some guidance somewhere on how to do it.Tracy Whttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08999246551652981965noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-61488002621637638012008-06-26T18:37:00.000-07:002008-06-26T18:37:00.000-07:00I am teaching Algebra 2 for the first time next ye...I am teaching Algebra 2 for the first time next year and started making a "concept list" a la Dan Meyer...I quit when I already had over 100 for the first marking period alone. So thanks for posting about how the system worked better for Algebra 1 than Algebra 2...I feel more confident about implementing it in Algebra 1 next year, and more validated about doing some sort of hybrid system for Algebra 2. <BR/><BR/>I will have some questions for you when I digest your post mortem about the grading nitty gritty, but I need to read it a few more times. :-)Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14229054922453438248noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-49808264108026241222008-06-15T01:25:00.000-07:002008-06-15T01:25:00.000-07:00Cool. Send me an email when you get back.Cool. Send me an email when you get back.Dan Wekselgreenehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08696028020767073620noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-79853772251487323832008-06-14T19:14:00.000-07:002008-06-14T19:14:00.000-07:00Yes, that's the one! Sorry about the non-working l...Yes, that's the one! Sorry about the non-working link.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-87507275874315423012008-06-14T18:36:00.000-07:002008-06-14T18:36:00.000-07:00Sam, the link to the video topics doesn't seem to ...Sam, the link to the video topics doesn't seem to work, but I found a topic list (the second document - is that the right one?) via <A HREF="http://samjshah.com/2008/06/04/my-algebra-ii-video-project/" REL="nofollow">this page.</A> There's a very large overlap of topics, so do join the fun.<BR/><BR/>Started looking at some of those videos a few days ago - very neat project.H.https://www.blogger.com/profile/00155248585975222332noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-73212543670108070112008-06-14T18:09:00.000-07:002008-06-14T18:09:00.000-07:00Hi,It's coincidental and fortuitous that you poste...Hi,<BR/><BR/>It's coincidental and fortuitous that you posted about this now, because when I was grading my Alg II final exams, I decided that I might want to try doing something like you: some comprehensive tests and some dy/dan basic skills tests that can be retaken (http://samjshah.com/2008/06/10/final-exam-grading-marathon-is-over/). <BR/><BR/>I'm so glad you posted your evaluation of this system and your problems with implementing it -- it will definitely help me out next year.<BR/><BR/>I would love to be in on any collaboration if you're looking for yet another teacher to work with. <BR/><BR/>I made a list of the Alg II skills/topics from the first semester for another project I worked on this year (http://samjshah.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/video-topics-and-rubric.pdf) so if the course seems at all similar I'd love to join in the fun! (Second semester are more exponents/logs and the dreaded trigonometry.)<BR/><BR/>Sam.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-41817065946565928782008-06-14T16:05:00.000-07:002008-06-14T16:05:00.000-07:00bcarrera, just remind me about making the files av...bcarrera, just remind me about making the files available if I forget to get back to you in the latter half of July.H.https://www.blogger.com/profile/00155248585975222332noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-19397782359725696642008-06-14T14:38:00.000-07:002008-06-14T14:38:00.000-07:00I'd like a look at what you come up with as well (...I'd like a look at what you come up with as well (ie Alg-2 Skills List). I'm switching schools and won't get at my books until the beginning of July.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-41048765799669465852008-06-14T10:33:00.000-07:002008-06-14T10:33:00.000-07:00Dan, I would like that very much, thanks! My conce...Dan, I would like that very much, thanks! My concept tests for linear functions and polynomials worked well, I think, the ones on quadratics need tweaking, and the ones on exponentials and logarithms need to be reworked completely from scratch. I also want a couple of items on using graphing calculators - do you emphasize that? I'll by back in the Bay Area in the middle of July.H.https://www.blogger.com/profile/00155248585975222332noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-41298511483321190052008-06-14T09:51:00.000-07:002008-06-14T09:51:00.000-07:00H, I'm interested in trying this for my Algebra 2 ...H, I'm interested in trying this for my Algebra 2 classes next year (not that I am sure yet what I'll be teaching). Sounds like the same material as your intermediate algebra. Do you want to collaborate on developing skills and items? Let me know.<BR/><BR/>DanDan Wekselgreenehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08696028020767073620noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-62584805005561550712008-06-13T09:14:00.000-07:002008-06-13T09:14:00.000-07:00Going to try this in an Algebra 1 and a Geometry c...Going to try this in an Algebra 1 and a Geometry class this year.<BR/><BR/>For my Algebra-2 and Pre-Calc, a combo of skill assessment and chapter assessment (putting it all together) I think are the way I will go.<BR/><BR/>I teach at a small school (average class size-4), so this might help me make huge strides this year.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com