CADRE working paper

Big Ideas in the Understanding of Fractions: A Learning Progression

March 22, 2023

This report details the development of a learning progression for the understanding of fractions. The intended use of the learning progression is to support formative assessment practices for children as they receive instruction during elementary school. The validity of the learning progression is evaluated by mapping its levels to vertically scaled test items answered by students taking Curriculum Associates' i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment. It is shown that there is a significant moderate correlation between the levels of the learning progression and the difficulty of the test items associated with each level.

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Classroom Assessment Principles to Support Teaching and Learning

Feb. 11, 2020

This document presents a set of classroom assessment principles intended as a resource for practitioners, especially school leaders and district and state policymakers. Together these principles articulate a shared vision for effective classroom assessment practices.

A Learning Progression for Modeling Energy Flows in Systems

By the ASPIRE Research Team. This paper outlines development of the Modeling Energy Flows Learning Progression and key indicators for each level of the learning progression. This learning progression is designed to directly support three-dimensional science learning by integrating the crosscutting concept of energy in systems and the science practice of modeling at each level.

Learning progressions project: Documentation of pilot work and lessons learned in the 2013-2014 school year

Link to Resource: Learning progression project: Documentation of pilot work and lessons in the 2013-2014 school year . Authors: Derek Briggs, Elena Diaz-Bilello, Fred Peck, Jessica Alzen, Rajendra Chattergoon, Abigail McClelland Citation: Briggs, D. C., Diaz-Bilello, E., Peck, F., Alzen, J., Chattergoon, R., McClelland, A., (2014). Learning progression project: Documentation...

The learning progression project year 2 pilot findings: mathematics.

Link to Resource: The Learning progression project year 2 pilot findings: Mathematics Authors: Derek Briggs, Fred Peck, Jessica Alzen, Raymond Johnson Suggested citation: Briggs, D.C., Peck, F., Alzen, J. & Johnson, R. (2015). The learning progression project year 2 pilot findings: mathematics. Report commissioned by the Colorado Department of Education...