New Book by Research Associate Jeane Joyner Published

Jeane Joyner, research associate in Meredith College’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is the co-author of a new book on informative assessment has been published by Scholastic, Inc. and Math Solutions. Her co-author is Mari Muri.

The book, "INFORMative Assessment: Formative Assessment to Improve Math Achievement," will serve as a resource for K-6 mathematics educators. The book provides a foundation of formative assessment used to guide instructional decision-making.

The authors identify formative assessment as a collaborative process that "engage teachers and students in becoming partners to support students' learning." Steve Leinwand, principal research analyst, American Institutes for Research, says "few have been able to translate the tenets of meaningful formative assessment as effectively as Mari and Jeane do in this wonderfully written and most helpful book..

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