The Shuffle Test
I’m always looking for new ideas for assessment, and Joe Herbert’s recent posts found here and here give an outline of something called a shuffle test. Joe says “Not only is a shuffle test a great way for all students to access and demonstrate mastery of challenging content, it also has the added benefit of being a very effective status intervention.”
I myself have realized in the last couple years or so of my teaching how much status can make or break a student’s experience in my classroom. Joe mentions the wonderful work that Ilana Horn has contributed to this. If you haven’t read her book yet, Strength in Numbers, it is definitely a must-read for any math teacher.
Definitely go check out Joe’s post, because this looks like a great opportunity to offer more challenging content than usual on an assessment, get students working together, and reduce status all while still under the umbrella of students demonstrating mastery.
~ by Matthew Engle (@pickpocketbme)