Date of Award

Spring 6-10-2016

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no embargo, no restriction)

Work Type

Ed.D. Capstone Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD)

Department

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

James Hager

Second Advisor

Jennifer Quinn

Third Advisor

Robin Munson

Abstract

Mathematics teachers in the state of Washington have the responsibility of helping students develop the knowledge and skills included in the Mathematics K-12 Learning Standards (also known as the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics) and measured by the Smarter Balanced summative assessments in mathematics. A great need existed for teachers to have additional support to help students learn the standards and be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge on the Smarter Balanced assessments as well as more working knowledge of how to utilize the supports provided within the system of Smarter Balanced. Mathematics educators in the state of Washington were surveyed at the end of the 2015 school year for the purpose of gathering information on awareness and use of available Smarter Balanced assessment resources and to recommend additional resources, support, and best ways to communicate to the field about the resources. As a result of the teacher feedback, the mathematics assessment department at the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) developed resource and support documents to supplement those available from Smarter Balanced. The website location where the documents were uploaded was redesigned to highlight the resources, for easier navigation, and better access by grade level.