24th Annual B.G. Raines Education Forum

Abingdon, VA

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April 3, 2012

at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center


The Forum is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.  All school teachers, students in teacher education, school officials, and civic leaders interested in education are encouraged to register and attend.


Our Featured Speaker for the 2012 Forum:

Dr. James Popham, Professor Emeritus,

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Formative Assessment: Enough Talking, Let's Get Walking!


Schedule of Events


2:30 – 3:00 pm   Roundtable Registration for Education Leaders


3:00 - 4:00 pm    Roundtable: Education Leaders with Dr. James Popham


4:00 - 4:30 pm*   Roundtable Registration for Teachers and Student Teachers

                         Poster session of Emory and Henry College Graduate Student Research


4:30 – 5:15 pm   Roundtables: Teachers and Student Teachers

                         Presentations by the 2011 McGlothlin Award Winners


5:30  - 7:00 pm       Education Forum with Dr. James Popham (Lyceum event)

                                5:30  – 5:45 pm         Opening remarks/recognitions

                                5:45 pm – 6:45 pm     Dr. James Popham: Formative Assessment:

    Enough Talking, Let's Get Walking!

                                6:45 pm – 7 pm         Questions and Answers/Closing Remarks


                                      *Light refreshments will be available*



Dr. James Popham has spent the bulk of his education career as a teacher.  First as a high school English and Social Studies teacher and then at UCLA where, for more than 30 years, he taught courses in instructional methods for prospective teachers as well as courses in evaluation and measurement for graduate students.  At UCLA he won several distinguished teaching awards.  In January 2000, he was recognized by UCLA Today as one of UCLA’s top 20 professors of the 20th century.  He has authored 30 books as well as journal articles, research reports and 175 papers presented before research societies.  His most recent books are Transformative Assessment in Action (2011), ASCD; Mastering Assessment (2011), Pearson; and Everything School Leaders Need to Know about Assessment (2010), Corwin.


In 1978, Dr. Popham was elected to the presidency of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  He was also founding editor of Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a quarterly journal published by AERA.  In 2002 the National Council on Measurement in Education presented him with its Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement.  In 2006 he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the National Association of Test Directors.  In 2009 he was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.