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Please Note: Balanced Assessment printed materials are available from this site, except for those indicated below. Please use the order form and follow the ordering directions carefully as they have changed. Current prices can be found on our order form.

Please also note that the Balanced Assessment Primary & Elementary Tasks have been published by Corwin Press. The Balanced Assessment Transition & Middle School Tasks have been published by Teachers' College Press. These tasks may still be viewed in .pdf format on this website but they may not be copied or printed.

Publications of the Balanced Assessment Program

produced at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1993-2003

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BA 2-00

Balanced Mathematics Assessment for the 21st Century
Over 300 assessment tasks (Grades K-12) in reduced-size paper format for easy browsing. With the exceptions listed above in the heading to this page the accompanying PC/Mac compatible CD includes the full task collection with grade-level discussions, solutions and scoring rubrics, and software and spreadsheet data for use with technology based tasks. Copies of BA 1-95 and BA 13-99, including the MCAPS scoring tool software, are also included.

BA 3-00

CD-ROM and Index
Compact disc described above, without paper-copy task browser.

BA 13-99

MCAPS (Mathematics Content and Process Scoring)
A multidimensional approach to the scoring of balanced assessment tasks. Accompanied by a scoring tool which requires Microsoft Excel version 5.0 or 95 or later for PC, 4.0 or 95 or later for Mac, or other compatible spreadsheet.

BA 14-99

Primary Balanced Packet
A collection of 25 assessment tasks appropriate for use with students in Grades K-2. Included are solutions and scoring rubrics. [Available from Corwin Press]

BA 8-99

Elementary Packet
A collection of 20 assessment tasks appropriate for use with students in Grades 3-5. Accompanied by solutions and scoring rubrics.
[Available from Corwin Press]

BA 9-95

Tareas al Nivel Elemental
Spanish-language version of Elementary tasks. Accompanied by solutions and rubrics in English.

BA 17-02

Transition Packet
A collection of assessment tasks appropriate for use with students in Grades 5-7. Designed to ease the transition between the arithmetic focus of the elementary curriculum and the enlarged emphasis on functions and geometry in middle school. Includes solutions and scoring rubrics. [Available from Teachers College Press]

BA 15-00

Middle School Balanced Packet
A collection of 24 assessment tasks appropriate for use with students in Grades 6-9. Included are solutions and scoring rubrics. [Available from Teachers College Press]

BA 18-02

Open Response Exemplar Packet
A collection of 20 assessment tasks appropriate for use with students in Grade 10 and beyond. Communication skills are stressed, and the tasks are chosen to complement BA 7-99, with no overlap. Includes solutions and scoring rubrics.

BA 7-99

Basic High School Packet
A collection of 18 "foundation" assessment tasks which are accessible to any high school student regardless of the formal mathematics courses they have taken. Accompanied by solutions and scoring rubrics.

BA 4-99

High School Packet 1
A collection of 20 assessment tasks appropriate for use in Grades 10-12. Accompanied by solutions and scoring rubrics.

BA 5-99

High School Packet 2
A collection of 20 assessment tasks (no overlap with BA 4-99) appropriate for use in Grades 10-12. Accompanied by solutions and scoring rubrics.

BA 6-99

Advanced High School Packet
A collection of 18 assessment tasks appropriate for use with students who can be challenged to deal with sophisticated problems, and who have had a high school mathematics background which includes Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, and Pre-calculus, or their equivalents. Accompanied by solutions and scoring rubrics.

BA 10-00

Technology Resource Packet
A collection of 40 assessment tasks that are best addressed using computers and graphing calculators. The tasks are primarily designed for high school students, but six can be used with middle school students. Accompanied by appropriate software and solutions.

BA 11-99

Project Resource Packet
A collection of 12 projects, suitable for use in portfolio assessment. Appropriate to the final years of high school.

BA 12-95

"-Ness" Tasks Packet
A collection of 8 assessment tasks which require students to mathematize relationships that they are aware of perceptually but have never described in any formal, quantitative fashion. High school level. Accompanied by solutions and scoring rubrics.

BA 1-95

Assessing Mathematical Understanding and Skills Effectively
Interim report of the Harvard Group, Balanced Assessment Project.


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Last Update: 10/17/2015

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