performance assessments
We use Harcourt math series for our entire district. I have been using the performance assessments to help students learn how to describe their thinking processes. Many times my students make careless errors, but their thinking and planning was correct. The assessments ask for the correct answers, but really focus on students writing the steps or describing how they arrived at an answer. So far, they have been successful. The first few however were a nightmare because students are not familiar with them.