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Are your assessments meaningful for student growth?

Our workshops help you build authentic assessments to engage and empower teachers and students.

Boosting the Level of Rigor in Critical Thinking Tasks and Assessments

One Day Workshop

This interactive professional development engages teachers in creating and refining assessments to align to standards and high levels of complexity.  Participants will be shown multiple models of revised assessments and work together to refine their own assessments.

Learning targets:

  • Develop/revise multiple choice and open-ended items that align to standards and high levels of complexity.
  • Create authentic tasks or project-based assignments that align to standards and high levels of complexity.

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Creating Meaningful Performance Assessments

One Day Workshop

Students crave assessments that are engaging and rigorous. They crave assessments that are more than traditional exams, but are rather truly authentic and fun. Learn how to create rich performance assessments that assess higher-order thinking skills connected to content standards and skills. Unpack standards to create assessments that truly align to what you want and need to assess as an educator. Learn how to allow for voice and choice in these assessments for further student engagement. In addition, learn how to design rubrics for students that align to these performance assessments to ensure clarity of expectations and rigor.

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Moving Away from Traditional Grading

One Day Workshop

Grades may or may not motivate students to learn, and in many cases can actual harm student learning. Unpack the ways grading can get in the way of learn and learn some of the pitfalls of traditional grading systems. Learn how reductions for late work, zeros, and related grading practices can cloud actual measurement of student performance. Gain specific strategies on how to assess instead of grade, and learn strategies to target behavioral issues that get in the way of academic performance.

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Foundations of Formative Assessment

One Day Workshop

Formative Assessment can be a powerful tool to students and teachers. In fact, great teachers already formatively assess on a regular basis to help students succeed. Learn the basic principle differences between formative and summative assessment, as well as the implications for grading and instruction in the classroom. Create sample learning targets, built from standards, to formatively assessment in your classroom. Gain practical formative assessment strategies to use in the classroom. Learn how to tie formative assessment to instructional choices and create an error analysis tool to use in your classroom to target instruction for all students. Create a sample lesson plan using formative assessment principles.

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