The Regional System of District & School Support Presents:
February 2 and 3, 2017 at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center
A two - day workshop featuring Marzano Research Senior Scholar, Dr. Tammy Heflebower
Co-Author of The Leader's Guide to Formative Assessment and Standard-Aligned Grading
*Workshop participants will receive a copy of this publication.
Does aligning assessments to the CA state standards seem overwhelming? Are the grades you assign students a true reflection of their standards-aligned proficiency? Learn how to create formative assessments that give you and students meaningful information about the skills and knowledge they have gained through instruction, and use the assessment results to develop best standards-aligned grading practices!
Dr. Heflebower explains the research and theories that support the kinds of feedback, assessment, and grading that enhance student learning. You'll also learn how to construct assessments, create rubric-based performance scales to inform both formative and summative assessments, and use the scales to monitor and affect students' progress. Best practices for standards-aligned grading are featured.
- Explore the advantages and challenges of implementing standards-based assessment and grading practices.
- Examine your current assessment and grading practices and identify strategies to ensure students’ strengths and weaknesses are accurately reflected.
- Improve student achievement through meaningful, measureable and accurate reporting.
- Design multiple assessments that inform instructional design.
- Clarify learning objectives for your students.
- Develop rubrics and proficiency scales to guide students' learning.
- Track students' progress through research-tested methods.
- Assess students for grades with consistent, reliable, and valid methods.
Principal - Tammy is an amazing presenter. She speaks to her audience, is perceptive about where they are in the process and takes this as her lead. She is also quite good at getting administrators and teachers to think about their positions. She leads them toward resolution when they are planting their feet and wanting to resist. We are so impressed with Tammy and appreciate her helping us get to the next step regarding assessment and grading for learning. Our staff benefited from Tammy’s presentation, and we highly recommend her.
HS Department Chair - Tammy was very articulate and poised. She answered difficult questions intelligently and believably. It’s a breath of fresh air to have a presenter who is highly intelligent, articulate, and knowledgeable.
Tammy Heflebower Ed.D., is senior scholar at Marzano Research. She is a highly sought-after school leader and consultant with vast experience in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Heflebower has served as a classroom teacher, building leader, district leader, regional professional development director, and national trainer. She has also been an adjunct professor of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at several universities.
A prominent member and leader of numerous educational organizations, Dr. Heflebower has served as president of the Nebraska Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and president-elect of the Professional Development Organization for Nebraska Educational Service Units. She was also president-elect of the Colorado Association of Education Specialists and legislative liaison for Colorado Association of School Executives.
Her articles have been featured in Educational Leadership and the monthly newsletter Nebraska Council of School Administrators Today. She has contributed to the audio-journal online and Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Support Providers, District Administrators, Principal/Teacher-Leader Teams
$300/person when registering in a group of 3 or more
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Laptops or tablets are strongly recommended for all of our workshops. Many of the resources offered are digital.
All participants will receive a book.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Program Content: Robin Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org 510.670.4170
Payment Info: Monique Tate, email@example.com 510.670.4171
Registration/General: Kim Lamfers, firstname.lastname@example.org 510.670.4202
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Only if substitute user’s registration and payment information is provided at the time of ticket presentation
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, that is preferable to substitution/transferring
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we do not need your printed ticket.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
See “ticket transferrable above”
What is the refund policy?
Registrations cancelled seven (7) working days or less prior to the workshop are assessed the full charge of the registration. If the registration is cancelled eight (8) to fifteen (15) working days prior to the workshop, a fifty percent charge is assessed. If the registration is cancelled sixteen (16) or more working days prior to the workshop, a full refund is given. ***RSDSS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule our trainings as necessary***
When & Where
Region 4, System of District and School Support
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires each state to establish a statewide system of intensive and sustained support and improvement for local education agencies and schools receiving Title I funding to increase opportunities for all students to meet state academic content and achievement standards. As a result, the Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS) was established, and partners with the California Department of Education (CDE), the Comprehensive Assistance Center, and county offices of education to form the Statewide System of School Support (S4) and satisfy the requirements of NCLB. The RSDSS of Region 4 provides leadership, resources, and technical assistance to the schools, districts, and county offices of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano in order to increase their collective capacity to support students in meeting or exceeding the state's academic content standards.
Cancellation Policy: Registrations cancelled seven (7) working days or less prior to the workshop are assessed the full charge of the registration. If the registration is cancelled eight (8) to fifteen (15) working days prior to the workshop, a fifty percent charge is assessed. If the registration is cancelled sixteen (16) or more working days prior to the workshop, a full refund is given. ***RSDSS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule our trainings as necessary***