Assessing what students
know and are able to do is an integral part of the CPMP curriculum
and instructional model.
Initially, as students
pursue the investigations that comprise the curriculum, the teacher is
able to informally assess student performance in terms of process, content,
and disposition. (Sample Lesson)
At the end of each
investigation, the Checkpoint and class
discussion provide an opportunity for the teacher to assess the levels
of understanding that the various groups of students have reached as
they share and summarize their findings. Student notes, sometimes called
Math Toolkits, are developed following Checkpoint discussions. See Parent
Support: Using the Math Toolkit.
Your Own problem situations and tasks in the MORE sets
provide further opportunities to assess the level of understanding of
each individual student.
CPMP also provides
an assessment package that contains:
for Courses 1-4 are also available on CD-ROMs so that teachers can
customize quizzes and exams.