May 16th Washington DC Event: The Road Ahead for New State Assessments

The Road Ahead for New State Assessments

Please join us for the release of an important policy brief examining the development of “next generation” education assessments. As schools across the country strive to implement Common Core State Standards, the creation of aligned, innovative assessments is essential to these efforts to improve student success.

The report by the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and Policy Analysis for California Education makes a compelling case for bold, innovative student testing models and identifies the challenges ahead in developing them. This brief gives special attention to the critical issues of computer adaptive technology, the needs of English language learners and the potential for new assessments to better assess knowledge in science.

Don’t miss this important discussion on the need for new assessments that drive school improvement and propel, rather than hinder, deeper learning. This new policy brief will provide valuable insights for decision makers about this unprecedented opportunity to design innovative tools that ensure genuine college and career readiness for our students.

The speakers include:

  • Jody Clarke-Midura, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Robert Linquanti, WestED
  • Jill Norton, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
  • David N. Plank, Policy Analysis for California Education
  • Morgan Polikoff, Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California
  • Mark Reckase, Michigan State University
  • Bill Tucker, Education Sector
  • Joe Willhoft, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

Please RSVP to Ali Diallo at ali@thehatchergroup.com or 301-656-0348

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