Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning
Monday, February 2, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Policymakers, educators, parents, and students alike have long bemoaned the limitations of state multiple-choice assessments, recognizing that multiple choice bubble tests are at best insufficient and at worst counterproductive in supporting the learning demands of the 21st century. More states are therefore exploring performance assessments to better support educator practice and to reinforce student learning that is instructionally rich and cognitively demanding.
Join a distinguished panel to discuss the importance of performance assessments and their role in state assessment systems. It will include internationally renowned expert Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond; NASBE Director of College, Career, and Civic Readiness Robert Hull (moderator); NASBE Deeper Learning Project Director Ace Parsi; CCSSO Innovation Lab Network Director Jennifer Davis Poon; and CCSSO Innovation Lab Network Program Associate, Adriana Martinez. Mr. Parsi and Dr. Darling-Hammond will release the findings of a joint paper, Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning, which evaluates key considerations and benefits to successful implementation of these assessments, and Ms. Davis Poon and Ms. Martinez will highlight examples of state efforts to promote performance assessments and emerging resources that can support this work.
National Association of State Boards of Education
The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.