Moving Together Toward Assessment Systems that Support Learning

A networking and sharing session to implement our ALN learning


We’ll bring our 2022-23 learning together in this networking and resource sharing session designed to help us review our ALN learning and plan to put it to work for our students and staff. We’ll explore how schools can achieve balanced assessment systems in every classroom and highlight how such systems help support the continuous improvement process. Participants who can attend in person will connect over a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. through 1:15 p.m. After lunch, we’ll move into an interactive session from 1:30 –3:30 p.m. where participants can share resources and draw from the experiences of districts who are part of the MAC’s Achieving Balance in Classroom Assessment program. Those who are not able to join us in person will be able to join for this learning session via an interactive Zoom connection.

Framing Questions

  1. What learning from the first three ALN sessions for 2022-23 most inspired you to action in your school/district/organization?
  2. What steps have you already taken or plan to take to implement your ALN learning? What have you learned in the process?
  3. What added resources have you found to support you in your work?
  4. How could MAC or other ALN participants support you as you move to implement high-quality, balanced assessment systems that support student learning?
  5. What examples and resources does MAC’s Achieving Balance in Classroom Assessment Program offer?

Presenter: Ellen Vorenkamp

Ellen Vorenkamp is the MAC Professional Learning Director, providing assessment consulting and presentations,  She also serves as an adjunct professor at Concordia University; contributes to MAC’s Professional Learning Committee; and is a Lead Coach for the Michigan Department of Education’s FAME program (Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators). 

Presenter: Terri Portice

Terri Portice is a Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment (CIA) consultant with a focus on the Continuous Improvement process. Terri retired in 2019 from an extensive career in education, having served as a Michigan teacher, principal, and district-level administrator. She has served on the MAC board since 2010, focusing her passion for sharing about assessment learning through her participation on MAC’s Professional Learning Committee.

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