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In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
Educators often experience a disconnect between classroom assessment, designed to support student learning and the broader assessment systems and expectations we have associated with accountability. This disconnect can lead to a misalignment between practices and classroom assessment systems when working to advance student learning. This has become quite apparent over the past year as educators have reexamined assessment practices in response to the changing context of the pandemic and related demands on schooling.
This professional learning series will further this reexamination by focusing on using assessment to deepen and accelerate student learning. This ongoing focus will serve as a basis for MAC’s guidance and professional learning throughout 2021-2022.
This year’s Assessment Learning Institute (ALI) will help participants develop the conditions and capacity to promote core principles of quality assessment practices and accelerate student learning.
Participants will deepen their understanding of:
These outcomes will be achieved through the use of key take-aways and highlights from presenters such as Rick Stiggins, Jan Chappuis, and Susan Brookhart who contributed to the Building a Better Assessment Future Conference, June 28-30, 2021.
We will also draw from a rich catalogue of resources developed by the MAC and partner organizations and the work of Jay McTighe’s new book, Assessing Student Learning, By Design (2021).
Participants will begin to reexamine the use of and deepen their practices around:
The 2021 Assessment Learning Institute (ALI) takes place over an eight-month series of virtual engagements that kick off on August 3, 2021 with a full-day seminar. This is followed by an Assessment Learning Network session with Jay McTighe on October 7, 2021; two virtual after-school sessions (Jan. & March) to dig deeper into content introduced in August and at the ALN; and optional office hours for participants seeking individual consultation about their practice and available resources.
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