A Vision of Excellence in Assessment

A Webinar Series with Rick Stiggins

In this series of four recorded webinars, assessment expert Rick Stiggins addresses fundamental concepts needed by all educators who aspire to implement high quality assessment practice designed to advance student learning. Rick’s engaging presentations and helpful handouts will interest teachers, principals, instructional coaches, central office administrators and others, while offering practical guidance to improve their assessment planning and practice.

Webinars in this series include:

Each pre-recorded webinar can be viewed at any time by individuals to support their own learning, or by a team of professionals who wishes to engage in the learning together.  Rick has prepared handouts for use during the webinars to make them a truly interactive experience. Links to the handouts are available below and within each webinar PowerPoint.

Or download the Webinar series Handbook, which includes all handouts and an introduction by Rick Stiggins.

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Rick Stiggins is the retired founder and president of the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, a professional development firm helping educators face the challenges of day-to-day classroom assessment in the context of truly balanced assessment systems. He has authored numerous articles, books and training videos on sound classroom assessment, assessment for learning and balanced assessment systems. Rick earned a doctoral degree in education measurement from Michigan State University. He began his assessment work on the faculty of Michigan State before becoming a member of the faculty of educational foundations at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition, he has served as director of test development for the ACT, Iowa City, IA; as a visiting scholar at Stanford University; as a Libra Scholar, University of Southern Maine; as director of the Centers for Classroom Assessment and Performance Assessment at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Or; and as a member of the faculty of Lewis and Clark College, Portland.

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