Equitable Assessment Practices in K-12 Math Classrooms

Mar 03, 2023 9:30AM—2:00PM


Pilgrim School | Los Angeles, CA

Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (available until February 9) $575 individual; $500 group rate 3+; $900 non-members

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Executive Funcitioning workshop with CATDC


“Teachers using assessment for learning continually look for ways in which they can generate evidence of student learning, and they use this evidence to adapt their instruction to better meet their students’ learning needs” (Leahy and colleagues, Educational Leadership 2005).

Join us for our second K-12 mathematics workshop with Megan Holmstrom and Ryan Grady. We will continue to build our understanding of the Guiding Principles for School Mathematics, with a focus on the Access & Equity and Assessment Principles (Principles to Actions, 2014).

  • An excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, high expectations, and the support and resources needed to maximize their learning potential.
  • An inclusive mathematics program ensures that assessment is an integral part of instruction, provides evidence of proficiency with important mathematics content and practices, includes a variety of strategies and data sources, and informs feedback to students, instructional decisions, and program improvement.

In this one-day workshop, PK-12 educators will deepen their understanding of the purpose and function of assessment of- and for- learning. Participants will analyze their current assessment structures to ensure equity and access are at the forefront.


Participants will unpack the four distinct functions in school mathematics that assessment should serve in order to create equitable assessment practices.

  • Monitoring students’ progress to promote student learning
  • Making instructional decisions to modify instruction to facilitate student learning
  • Evaluating students’ achievement to summarize and report students’ demonstrated understanding at a particular moment in time
  • Evaluating programs to make decisions about instructional programs


Open to all PK-G12 educators, teachers of math,  teacher-leaders, instructional coaches, student support, department heads, and curriculum coordinators.


This workshop will take place in person at Pilgrim School on Friday, March 3rd, from 9:30am - 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Parking is available on campus with electric car chargers. Union Station is a 10-minute Uber ride from the school.

CATDC and Pilgrim School will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety during our in-person session, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days.

Starting February 2023, we will no longer check vaccination status at the first session of our workshops, but we strongly encourage all CATDC participants to be fully vaccinated.

Given the nature of our in-person programs which gather individuals together from a variety of schools and regions, CATDC may also require or strongly recommend masking indoors and/or testing on a program-by-program basis.  Any updated recommendations or requirements will be communicated to participants in a timely fashion prior to a program or session.   All Covid-related refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.



Megan Holmstrom
Director of Innovation at Pilgrim School and Independent Consultant with MathSpeakGlobal

Megan currently splits her time between Pilgrim School and partnering with international schools around PK-G12 mathematics teaching & learning. Previous to her current work, Megan was an Instructional Coach in PK-8 Mathematics at the American School of Dubai. Over the course of her 23 years in education, she spent 13 years in the classroom, teaching at a variety of grade levels, before moving into curriculum & instruction and coaching. Megan was also an adjunct faculty member at Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Math & Science Teaching, working with public schools in Los Angeles to develop teacher-leadership in elementary mathematics. It was at LMU that Megan and Ryan connected over PK-G12 mathematics teaching and learning. Over the course of her career in the States, Megan participated on an Instructional Materials Adoption Panel (California, 2005), as well as Teachers Mathematics Advisory Panel (California, 2009-2010).


Ryan Grady
Director of Secondary at Pilgrim School

Ryan has worked extensively in developing a coherent K-12 mathematics program grounded in the principles of active learning and student-involved assessment. He has spent more than fifteen years in the classroom teaching mathematics ranging from sixth-grade math to undergraduate-level calculus. Ryan has worked extensively with a wide range of teachers. He has taught graduate-level Methods of Teaching at Loyola Marymount University, where he also served as adjunct faculty in the Center for Math and Science Teaching, working with Los Angeles-area Catholic schools to improve their instruction in math and science. Ryan and Megan both served on the Professional Services Committee for the California Association of Independent Schools, where they helped organize professional development opportunities for teachers across Southern California.  Ryan has presented at the Fall and Winter Training Institutes and the Spring Educators Conference for NESA. Ryan and Megan collaborated to design the annual Summer Retreats for Educators at Pilgrim School.



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