Building a Better Assessment Future 2022August 3 - 4, 2022
Why Build a Better Assessment Future? More than at any other time in recent history, educators and policymakers recognize the need to provide an education…
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.
This session will invite participants to imagine a process by which Michigan educators could implement a more balanced approach to assessment and give every district access to high-quality interim/benchmark assessment tools that measure the state’s content standards in a cost-effective manner. Presenters will describe how, by working in concert, assessment and subject matter experts, policy leaders, and local districts could create interim/benchmark performance assessments—in all subjects and grade levels—that teachers could embed periodically in instruction. Presenters will also explore how educators could take advantage of a cost-effective, virtual scoring system for such assessments using tools such as the already-created Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS), powered by OSCAR Classroom. This online tool promotes teacher collaboration in scoring student work, helping teachers to better understand what high-quality student work looks like, and how to use performance assessment to assess the deeper learning that results in student achievement.
This session will address these questions:
Balancing Michigan’s Assessment System Through Performance Assessment