Rice University School Mathematics Project Endorses Formative Assessment Lessons From the Mathematics Assessment Project
Alignment With Texas Standards
February 2015 — The Southern Regional Education Board engaged the Rice University School of Mathematics Project to validate 100 formative assessment lessons for alignment with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and grade level for which the lessons are appropriate. These lessons were developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project to align with new state college- and career-readiness standards.
“After our careful review, we endorse the use of the lessons in Texas classrooms. They focus on good
mathematics and are great resources for teachers to use with their students.”
– Rice University School Mathematics Project
SREB recognizes and thanks the Rice University School Mathematics Project for a significant in-kind contribution in this review process.
The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) was established in 1987 to help teachers and administrators better understand the nature of mathematics, the effective teaching and assessing of mathematics, and the importance of mathematics in today’s society. RUSMP research and evaluation efforts provide evidence-based insights and strategies to improve mathematics instruction, student learning, student achievement, and the professional development of K-12 mathematics teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators. RUSMP contributes to the growing body of research on teaching and learning and professional development in K-12 mathematics education. Important RUSMP areas of inquiry include the relationship between numeracy and literacy and the proper use of academic language in the mathematics classroom.