Growing and Supporting the Use of Performance Assessment in Your School (VASCD)

Description:

This two-day workshop will equip teacher leaders and administrators with the tools to support quality implementation of performance assessment in their schools. It is designed especially for (1) central office instructional leaders and (2) school-based instructional leaders such as coaches, team leaders, and department chairs.

Many districts are sold on the idea of performance assessments, but become “lost in the weeds” when it comes to evaluating the quality of locally-developed assessments. Performance assessment is worth it. It encourages critical thinking and the 21st Century skills and upholds the criteria outlined in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. But it can be difficult to implement with fidelity system-wide.

This two-day workshop will equip teacher leaders and administrators with the tools to support quality implementation of performance assessment in their schools. It is designed especially for (1) central office instructional leaders and (2) school-based instructional leaders such as coaches, team leaders, and department chairs who are looking to evaluate the quality of assessments being developed and implemented in their schools and districts. 

Specifically, on October 19, (John Tyler Community College) learn to:

  • interpret Virginia’s Quality Criteria for Performance-Based Assessment;
  • use structured protocols to review and analyze assessments to determine the degree to which they align with the Quality Criteria, and;
  • provide effective, helpful feedback to teachers related to the design and use of performance assessment.

On February 25, (Blue Ridge Community College) learn to:

  • explore the “anchoring” of assessments to determine the quality of student work being elicited by the assessment;
  •  use processes that maximize the reliability of scoring performance assessments, and;
  • use the scoring process to improve alignment among standards, rubrics, and tasks.

Date(s):


10/19/2018,
2/25/2019

Location(s):

October 19 will be held at John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, VA
February 25 will be held at Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

Contact(s):

Beverly Winter
434-466-7466
bwintervascd@gmail.com

Tag(s):

Assessment Professional Development Professional Resources