Mathematics teacher educators play a key role in supporting secondary mathematics teachers’ development of effective, research-based formative assessment (FA) practices. We used qualitative research synthesis as a tool to identify actionable recommendations for mathematics teacher educators as they work with teachers on FA practices in secondary classrooms. These recommendations can strengthen the research-based practices of mathematics teacher educators as they support teachers’ collections and uses of FA data to move student thinking forward in secondary mathematics. We share and discuss recommendations for mathematics teacher educators to connect pedagogical content knowledge of students, teaching, and curriculum to FA practices. We also highlight the usefulness of the qualitative synthesis method, meta-aggregation, for generating research-based connections between theory and practice in mathematics education.
Rachael H. Kenney, Purdue University, West Layfayette, IN 47907; firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Lolkus, CPM Educational Program, Sacramento, CA 95822; email@example.com
Yukiko Maeda, Purdue University, West Layfayette, IN 47907; firstname.lastname@example.org