Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, September 12, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion about how performance assessments present an opportunity to improve teaching and learning. A new report by Linda Darling-Hammond and Beverly Falk, which details recommendations for ensuring that performance assessments help teachers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve student learning, will be released at the event.
Providing teachers with effective professional-learning opportunities is imperative to ensuring that 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.
Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress
Virginia Barry, New Hampshire Commissioner of Education, New Hampshire Department of Education
Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Priti Johari, Redesign Administrator, Chelsea High School,Massachusetts
Brent McKim, President, Jefferson County Teachers Association, Kentucky
Jenny DeMonte, Associate Director for Education Research, Center for American Progress
September 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. ET – 10:30 a.m. ET
A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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