A Professional Learning Community
The Assessment Learning Network (ALN) is a professional learning community open to educators and policymakers committed to improving student learning through effective use of high-quality, balanced assessment systems. The goal of the ALN is to increase assessment literacy among professional educators and of those who make policy decisions regarding K-12 education. Through engagement and shared perspectives, this learning community invests in Michigan’s children and educators by using assessment to cultivate capable learners.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
ALN theme for 2023-24: Prioritizing learners and their needs in our assessment practices (download schedule PDF)
- October 20, 2023 – How Our Assessment Practice Can Develop Confidence in Learners with Rick Stiggins
- Jan 11, 2024 – Using the Science of Joyful, Deeper Learning to Rethink Assessment, with Bryan Goodwin
- February 22, 2024 – Stealth Assessment in Games to Measure and Support Learning. with Valerie Shute
- April 17, 2024 – Teaching Through Students, Not To Students: Embodied equity within quality curriculum, instruction and assessment, with Heather Vaughan-Southard, Nafeesah Symonette, Tara Kintz, and Ellen Vorenkamp.
The ASSESSMENT LEARNING NETWORK is a unique concept that:
- Is supported by the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) and the Michigan Department of Education
- Brings together the leadership from Michigan’s professional education associations, ISDs/ESAs, policy organizations, and more.
- Offers regular engagements where diverse education leaders learn together about the power of assessment to support the development of our students, their educators and our state.
There are two ways to engage:
- Participate in one or more ALN event to enrich your own assessment literacy.
- Affiliate with us to promote assessment literacy among your colleagues, members, or constituents.