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21st Annual Pearson Assessment Training Institute
July 7 - 9, 2014
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Join nationally and internationally known keynote speakers and presenters at Pearson ATI's annual summer conference focused on the importance of quality assessments and assessment for learning.
Session topics will include accurate assessment, sound grading practices, assessment policy, homework, school leadership in assessment, clear learning targets, effective feedback, and student self-assessment and goal setting.
A Sample of Summer Conference Breakout Sessions:
- Preparing Kids for the Digital World (Teaching & Assessing Creativity & Innovation)
- Seven Stories of Success: How and Why Grading and Assessment Changes Altered the Lives of Seven Struggling Learners
- Creativity Is Great, but How Do I Assess It
- The Power of Learning Targets
- Deconstructing Math Standards
- Setting the Stage for Effective Implementation of Assessment Practices
- Importance of Sound Assessment Practices for Successful Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards
- How to Grade for Learning
- Motivation and Quality Assessment Systems
2014 Summer Pre-Conference Workshops
July 6, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
How to Grade for Learning: Using Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades with Ken O'Connor
Teachers are using standards as the base to link an increasingly broad range of assessment approaches with their teaching to improve learning. In many schools, however, there has been little change in grading and reporting practices. What is needed is the linking of standards-based classroom assessment to grading and reporting practices to make grades and report cards more meaningful. This interactive session examines standards-based grading and reporting practices and principles which capitalize on these new assessment approaches, encourage effective learning and support student success. Participants will analyze fifteen fixes for grading which would really make a difference if they were applied in our classrooms, and will have opportunities to discuss implications of the ideas presented to their school/district.
Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
This one-day pre-conference session is designed to deepen participants' understanding of how formative assessment can be woven into daily teaching activities. Based on the content of the book Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning, the session introduces research-based, high-impact formative assessment practices and the seven strategies framework that sequences these practices for optimal classroom implementation. Specific topics include:
- Helping students develop a clear vision of the intended learning
- Providing descriptive feedback efficiently and effectively
- Teaching students to self-assess and set goals
Participants will each receive a copy of the book Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning by Jan Chappuis as a part of the registration fee.
Who Should Attend:
This conference is recommended for staff developers, teacher leaders, building and district administrators and others with ongoing professional development responsibilities.