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* *Reflection: Performance Tasks
Rocking Operations with Fractions - Assessment - Section 1: Application and Procedural Fluency

Overall, I was not pleased with the results of this assessment and have spent several days thinking about the questions and moving forward while still providing my students with opportunities to practice these fractions skills in order to become proficient. I did learn how important language is and how that can be a barrier when students interpret test questions. I am feeling somewhat frustrated, but am also thankful that I still have 8 weeks left of school to work with these important concepts. I have asked myself many times over the last few days, "what could or should I do differently?" I am not yet sure I have solid answers to that. One change that I would like to incorporate for next year is to use a calendar program like Everyday Counts, that exposes students to fraction concepts very early on in the school year.

Click here to hear my thoughts about the test question below.

After choosing and correcting students work on the question below, I would NOT choose it again. It did not help me know where my students need help if they missed the question and students could have guessed and got a correct answer. Notice in this work sample below, the student does not show ANY work and I have no knowledge about strategies this student is using or not using. This was a common problem with this question. Click here to hear additional thoughts about this question and other students' work.

Click here to hear my thoughts about this question and general remarks about students' work.

My biggest surprise of this assessment came from this question. Click here to hear my thoughts about how this ONE question is changing my thinking about LANGUAGE in math. The work sample below was not yet graded, and after correcting about 20 assessments, I threw this question out of the graded portion of the assessment because of what I discovered about the way students interpreted the question on part c.

Click here to hear my thoughts about these last two questions. Overall, they were the questions that had the highest percentage of students getting them questions correct.

*Performance Tasks: Most students NOT proficient yet!*

# Rocking Operations with Fractions - Assessment

Lesson 14 of 14

## Objective: SWBAT show proficiency level with standards 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 4.NF.3, and 4.NF.4 in a summative assessment.

## Big Idea: In this lesson students spend the hour taking a written summative assessment of fraction concepts.

*50 minutes*

In this lesson, students complete a summative assessment about fraction concepts. All good teachers constantly assess their students’ learning. I recognize the need to understand what and how my students are thinking, and use this to enhance their future learning. I do this daily as formative assessments in observation form, and informal ways like exit tickets and quick writes. I do use summative assessment as well in my classroom. That being said, when students perform poorly on a summative assessment, I still use this information to make re-teaching groups and establish intervention activities.

See the resource section for each page of the assessment my students completed. Also, please check out my reflection section to hear valuable and important information about knowledge I learned from my students taking this assessment as well as **student work samples.** All pages from this assessment were borrowed from the Howard County math wiki website. You can check out their open source resources here.

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- UNIT 1: Getting to Know You- First Days of School
- UNIT 2: Multiplication with Whole Numbers
- UNIT 3: Place Value
- UNIT 4: Understanding Division and Remainders
- UNIT 5: Operations with Fractions
- UNIT 6: Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions
- UNIT 7: Division with Whole Numbers
- UNIT 8: Place value
- UNIT 9: Geometry
- UNIT 10: Measurment
- UNIT 11: Fractions and Decimals

- LESSON 1: Multiplying Whole Number with a Fraction
- LESSON 2: Multliplying Fractions with Whole Numbers Day 2
- LESSON 3: Inquiry with Mixed Numbers - How far did she run?
- LESSON 4: Fraction CARD GAME
- LESSON 5: All Hands In for Improper Fractions
- LESSON 6: Mixed Number Mystery
- LESSON 7: Adding Mixed Numbers
- LESSON 8: Cats and Strawberries - Inquiry with Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- LESSON 9: Tic Tac Toe - Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- LESSON 10: King Fraction
- LESSON 11: Hi-Tech Fractions
- LESSON 12: Fabulous Fraction Review with Computers
- LESSON 13: Fraction Jeopardy
- LESSON 14: Rocking Operations with Fractions - Assessment