Master of Natural Sciences (MNS)
Natural Sciences (Interdepartmental Program)
This thesis explores tasks as an appropriate classroom tool for assessing student understanding in the age of the Common Core State Standards. I describe numerous tasks that I composed and piloted in my 6th and 7th grade mathematics classrooms, common errors and problems that the students encountered and the difficulties and challenges that I had in developing, implementing and evaluating tasks. Making good tasks is time-consuming, and meaningful judgments of task quality can only be made when student work is carefully analyzed.
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Gaboury, Jessica, "Task-based assessment in middle school mathematics" (2014). LSU Master's Theses. 2401.
Madden, James J