Creating new math assessments

MINOT, N.D. - Thursday, Minot Public School teachers grades kindergarten through fifth grade collaborated to write assessments for math proficiency skills.

Students and teachers use proficiency scales as a learning progression tool. Together they can work towards learning new content and moving up to higher levels of understanding.

"How do we empower kids to understand that this is what you have to do to be at the next level? Communicate that well with them and so when it is assessment time, when they are ready to show the teacher what they know, we have a great assessment in place so kids can do that,” said Melissa Stanley, MPS learning coordinator.

MPS plans to get these assessments into classrooms as soon as they can.