Building a Great Performance Assessment Workshop Series

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Building a Great Performance Assessment Workshop Series

Join us as we design high quality performance tasks that challenge our students to demonstrate their learning of targeted skills.

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  • 14 days 2 hours
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Teachers know that the best assessments not only capture our students’ brilliance but also allows learners to see their progress. In this three-part workshop, you will learn the principles of high-quality assessment and apply them to the design of a task that aligns to your desired outcomes and provides evidence of your students’ learning. By the end of the workshop you will have an assessment that is ready to implement in your classroom.

This workshop series is facilitated by ELP Assessment Design Partner, Soraya Ramos.

  • Session #1: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, 8:00-11:00am PT
  • Session #2: Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, 8:00-11:00am PT
  • Session #3: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, 8:00-11:00am PT


  • Is this a virtual workshop? Yes, this workshop is virtual via Zoom. Zoom info will be sent via email to the registered participants the week of the event. Due to the setup of this workshop series, we ask that each attendee individually login and join us in the Zoom room.
  • Are the sessions stand alone or do I need to come to all three? Since our sessions are interdependent we do ask that participants attend the entire three-part series. We will offer this session regularly throughout the year and would encourage you to attend in the future.
  • Who should attend? This is a workshop designed for teachers: any grade level, any discipline. Educators who support teachers will also benefit from practicing the skills they may be coaching teachers on.
  • What should I bring with me? Participants may bring learning targets or skills that they wish to assess. Participants may also bring an existing task/challenge that they want to improve.
  • Can I come as an individual, or should I come with a group? Individuals and groups are both welcome. A group can work together to design a single performance assessment that they all plan to implement (for example, a group of science teachers, or a group of 2nd grade teachers). Groups are also welcome to design individual assessments in different subjects. We are offering a special discount price for groups of 4 or more- so grab a few colleagues and join us!

Please reach out to Courtney Katen ( with any questions.

* Zoom info will be sent via email to the registered participants the week of the event. The workshop will be recorded and any resources or materials will be shared.

Meet Your Facilitator

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Soraya Ramos recently joined the ELP team as an Assessment Design Partner. With nearly a decade of experience in education, Soraya has worked to promote and support anti-racist teaching and learning practices through her roles as a teacher and as an assessment designer. Before joining Envision, Soraya served as a Senior Associate at the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). There she worked in partnership with schools and districts in New England and nationally to design high quality assessments and systems that promote equity and engagement. In addition to professional learning and coaching, she led a consortium of districts in Massachusetts in their pursuit of designing an alternative assessment and accountability system. Soraya believes that lasting assessment systems need to be in alignment with a community’s vision and coherent to a district and school’s priorities. Soraya holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Connect with Soraya on Twitter: @Soryeyah