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Teacher Learning through Assessment

September 12, 2013, 9:00am ET - 10:30am ET

Providing teachers with effective professional-learning opportunities is imperative to ensuring students are prepared for new rigorous assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Many high-performing nations have turned to teacher scoring of formative assessments as a way to support and improve teacher learning. The act of scoring provides teachers with the chance to collaborate on defining a measure of ambitious student learning, which in turn gives teachers the tools to improve their own instruction.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion about how performance assessments present an opportunity to improve teaching and learning with the release of Linda Darling-Hammond and Beverly Falk’s paper, “Teacher Learning Through Assessment: How Student-Performance Assessments Can Support Teacher Learning.” This report includes several recommendations for ensuring performance-assessments help teachers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve student learning.