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When Assessment Guides Instruction: Silicon Valley’s Mathematics Assessment Collaborative

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How has assessment been used to inform instruction? In 1996, the Noyce Foundation formed a partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Project at San Jose State University to support local districts with mathematics professional development. The new partnership was dubbed the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative. Its early work focused on providing professional development, establishing content-focused coaching in schools, and collaboratively examining student work to inform teachers of pupils’ understandings.

David Foster | October 24, 2018