Faculty Publications

Document Type


Publication Date

April 2018

Publication Title

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting




Professional Development, Teacher Knowledge (cultural/content/pedagogical), Teaching and Learning


Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Science and Mathematics Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development


Research has shown for over a decade that teachers who engage in formative assessment (FA) practices may have the most powerful impact on student learning (Black & Wiliam, 1998; Hattie, 2012). Yet less is known about the development of teachers’ knowledge and use of formative assessment as they plan, enact, and reflect on their questioning practices. Our qualitative case study focuses on how in-service middle school math teachers take up three specific moves (Author A, 2014) associated with formative assessment practice as as part of a video-based cycle of inquiry project. The study found focusing participants’ planning and reflection through the lens of a moves-based framing of formative assessment heightened participants’ attention on fostering more equitable learning opportunities for students.


Paper presented as part of the session: Professional Learning Experiences for Mathematics Teaching.This paper is also available in the AERA Online Paper Repository. Each presenter retains copyright on the full-text paper. Repository users should follow legal and ethical practices in their use of repository material; permission to reuse material must be sought from the presenter, who owns copyright. Users should be aware of the AERA Code of Ethics.