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.
In the morning, this workshop will provide the attributes of high quality performance assessments, with general guidelines for development, and a hands-on experience scoring student work using a collaborative scoring system to demonstrate how a community of practice focused on assessment enhances teaching and learning and permits teachers to talk about assessment information they value (from assessments designed to assess DOK levels 3 and 4) in an educator evaluation plan. In the afternoon, the workshop will engage participants with examples of high-quality performance assessments in the arts, science, social studies, mathematics and ELA. Participants will obtain an insider’s view for how to create, score, and use the results of these high quality, discipline-specific examples. Participants will select two disciplines to experience more directly in the afternoon.