Position: Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics Through Formative Assessment in Instruction

A joint position paper of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics  (NCSM).

Our Position

The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) affirm the centrality of research-based, mathematically focused, formative assessment—a key element in the national effort to improve mathematics proficiency. Formative assessment needs to be intentionally and systematically integrated into classroom instruction at every grade level. This requires adequate attention in the preparation of new teachers of mathematics and in the continuing education and professional development of current teachers.

Resources for Mathematics Teacher Educators

Please see the Formative Assessment Overview page for resources developed by the AMTE/NCSM Joint Task Force on Formative Assessment.