Math Design Collaborative - Ann Shannon & Associates
Colorado Education Initiative


Shifts in Mathematics –
Gates Foundation EduCore

Stop GPS-ing Students:
Create a Google Map EduCore

Making Mathematics Matter –
Gates Foundation EduCore


Ann Shannon

At the University of California, she developed performance assessments for the NSF‐funded Balanced Assessment project and the New Standards project. Her 1999 monograph, Keeping Score, was published by the National Research Council and drew on her work for Balanced Assessment and New Standards; addressing a variety of issues that are relevant to developing, administering, and scoring mathematics assessments. In this monograph she also develops the concept of “opportunity to perform” and explores its role in ensuring universal access to quality instruction.

Ann Shannon is a mathematics educator with decades of experience specializing in assessment and urban education. Currently, she works as an independent consultant helping states, districts, and schools to better serve the needs of diverse learners of mathematics.

Dr. Shannon was employed as a Research Fellow at the Shell Centre for Mathematics Education, University Nottingham, England before moving her work to the University of California, Berkeley in 1994.