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Authentic Montessori Math Assessment And Common Core, Melanie Driskill May 2014

Authentic Montessori Math Assessment And Common Core, Melanie Driskill

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

Abstract The intent of my project was to examine the way I assess my students’ math in my 9-12 Montessori classroom given the new Common Core standards. The study involved six students, varying ages 9-11, in a public school setting. Data collection methods included pre- and post- assessments, observations, written responses to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK), and a brief questionnaire about the attitudes toward the various types of assessment (See Appendix A). The results of the data analysis showed an average increase of 84% in grade level achievement after practicing with the DOK, as well as an improved ...