Build Your Assessment Skills

The Common Core State Standards call on our students to demonstrate their knowledge in different ways. As states and districts continue to operate under tight budgets, educators at all levels need to understand how to meet the demands of the Common Core. With this in mind, Measured Progress is using a variety of print and online resources to provide more insight into assessment practices that will help you transition most efficiently to the Common Core.  We hope they will help you use assessment more effectively to improve student learning.

       

February, 2012 Issue | eSchool News
Performance Assessment Making a Comeback in Schools, an eSchool News Special Report that describes the nature, benefits, and uses of performance assessment, and includes interviews with national experts and practitioners.

February, 2012 | eSchool News website
This School Technology Action Report (STAR) focuses on informed assessment practices, also known as assessment literacy. This extensive report will cover topics that include: creating effective assessments, using formative assessment practices in the classroom, incorporating performance assessment, the importance of assessment accessibility, and using data effectively.

March 7, 2012 (2:00 EST) | EdWeek Webinar
Creating Effective Classroom Assessments, featuring Measured Progress Founding Principal Stuart R. Kahl, Ph.D. and professional development specialist Deborah Farrington, M.Ed., along with guest Ellen Vorenkamp, assessment consultant at Wayne Regional Education Service Agency in Michigan.
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March 13, 2012 (2:00 EDT) | District Administration Webinar
Using Tests Effectively: Common Goal, Uncommon Skill—Learn How to Use Assessment Results to Inform Teaching and Learning, featuring Measured Progress Founding Principal Stuart R. Kahl, Ph.D. and professional development specialist Deborah Farrington, M.Ed, along with guest Uve Dahmen, director of assessment and accountability for the Twin Rivers Unified School District in suburban Sacramento, California.
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March, 2012 Issue | District Administration
Using Data to Predict and Improve Student Outcomes, a case study that illustrates how Uve Dahmen, director of assessment and accountability for the Twin Rivers School District, uses Measured Progress’s DATAWISE platform, a student assessment and data management platform that helps districts improve student outcomes. Download the Case Study >

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