## Reflection: Routines and Procedures Post Assessment Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Section 2: Post Assessment

It may appear to be captain obvious when thinking of doing a post assessment.  But it may not be so obvious when you couple this with the pre-assessment.  In order to get accurate data to compare, you want to be sure the pre and the post are the same assessment.  Some may argue that students will memorize the questions from the pre-assessment and you will not gain good data.  This is highly unlikely.  One thing to remember, when giving the pre-assessment, do not return this back to the students.  The data from the pre-assessment is for your use only.  You want to use the pre-assessment data to gauge where your students are currently in order to guide your future instruction and to have at the end of the unit to compare knowledge gained once the instruction has concluded at the end of the unit.  This has proven to be highly successful for me.  It is imperative that you check for understanding using formative assessments throughout the unit.  Use the pre-assessment as your guide in instruction.  Your lessons should mirror what is in your unit assessment.

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# Post Assessment Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers

Unit 6: Rational Numbers
Lesson 2 of 12

## Big Idea: Now, let's assess what students gained from your awesome instruction involving adding and subtracting rational numbers

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, Decimals, mixed numbers, post assessment, adding rational numbers, subtracting rational numbers, rational numbers
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### Malissa Thomas-St.Clair

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