Assessing Math Concepts
for K-2+ Mathematics
Developed by Kathy Richardson
Paper/Pencil Version Using Student Interview Forms
Online Version Using
Assessing Math Concepts (AMC) is a continuum of nine assessments that are formative, summative, and diagnostic. They pinpoint what a child knows and still needs to learn. Along with professional development, AMC helps deepen teachers’ understanding of the mathematics they teach.
The AMC assessments are the only formative math assessment for grades K-2+ that accurately uncovers students' knowledge of key math concepts.
The assessments go beyond "getting the right answers" to reveal students' true understanding. AMC determines the level of thinking each student has reached. Teachers use this level to guide instruction so that the student is working at the most appropriate level for maximum growth and understanding.
Developer Kathy Richardson identifies the “Critical Learning Phases” that students move through as they develop an understanding of the foundational mathematical ideas they need to know.
The assessments follow the stages of students’ growth through these phases as they learn the core concepts for numbers up to 100.
AMC will ensure students understand the mathematical concepts they need to know in elementary school to be successful in middle school math and beyond.
The nine assessments are:
TWO-DIGIT ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION
Systematic way of interpreting student performance
Supports MTSS and RTI initiatives
Automatically captures data in wed-based reports
Assessing Math Concepts Assessments uncover students' understanding and misconceptions to provide teachers with the information they need to teach for understanding and meet the Common Core State Standards-Math (CCSS-M) .