Making Sense of Student Work: Website Launches for New Resource!

Making Sense of Student Work

WestEd’s Making Sense of Student Work protocol is a new, self-facilitated guide for groups of K–8 teachers to use in examining and learning from their own students’ work.

The just-launched Making Sense of Student Work website provides an overview for each of the five sessions in the protocol:

  • Session A: Mental models
  • Session B: Learning gaps
  • Session C: Next steps
  • Session D: Analyzing tasks
  • Session E: Modifying tasks

The website also contains a collection of science and mathematics formative assessment “task banks.” Each task bank contains more than 20 black line masters designed to augment your existing curriculum with assessment tasks that encourage students to think deeply and figure things out.

Also available for free download are sample student work sets. These are a great resource if you’re starting a collaborative group, but don’t have access to student work, or if you’d like to get started with work that isn’t from your own classroom.

Visit the Making Sense of Student Work website today to get a jump-start on promoting productive discussions of student work, leading to improved teaching and student learning!

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