Formative Assessment in the Classroom, the Curriculum, and the Culture of Schools
Featuring presenters and facilitators from leading assessment and research centers Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh (IFL), National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST), SRI International, University of California, Berkeley, WestEd, California Office to Reform Education (CORE).
As California educators enact the instructional shifts called for by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), formative assessment has reemerged as a key practice for moving students toward college and career readiness.
This FREE, one-day, hands-on workshop, sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), will focus on questions of practice: how can educators embed formative assessment into the classroom and the curriculum, and how can administrators and district leaders embed formative assessment into the culture of schools?
The day will begin with a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field of assessment; interactive breakout sessions will then provide opportunities for hands-on engagement with a variety of assessment tasks and formative assessment practices as well as focused discussions of practical implications.
Participants in this conference will:
- Explore curriculum-embedded approaches to formative assessment aligned to the CCSS and NGSS;
- Discuss implications for instruction, curriculum, and professional development at the school and district levels; and
- Envision strategies for creating school and district cultures that support rich formative assessment practices in every classroom.
Participation in vertical teams including teachers, administrators, instructional leaders (e.g., coaches, curriculum directors) and district leaders is strongly encouraged.
Breakout sessions will be offered for the following subject areas and grade bands:
- Math, Grades 3-5
- Math, Grades 6-8
- Math, Grades 9-12
- Science, Grades 6-8
- Science, Grades 9-12
- ELA, Grades 6-12
- History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12
- Presenter & Session Facilitator Biographical Statements
- SimScientsts: Simulation-Based Assessments for Middle School
- Technology to Support Next-Generation Classroom Formative Assessment for Learning
- Free Wested Papers on Formative Assessment
- SimScientsts: How Can Simulations Be Components of Balanced State Science Assessment Systems?
- Formative Assessment: Examples of Practice
- Formative Assessment: What Do Teachers Need to Know and Do?
- Formative Assessment and Next-Generation Assessment Systems: Are We Losing an Opportunity?
- Formative Assessment References related to the CCSSO project
- Reading Apprenticeship at WestEd
- PASS: The Partnership for the Assessment of Standards-Based Science
- SimScientists Research and Development Program
Content-Specific Breakout Sessions
- Making Sense of SCIENCE - Connecting teaching and learning with a research-proven approach
- Making Sense of SCIENCE - Matter: Student Work Samples and Task A for Grades 6–8
- Excerpt from Making Sense of Student Work: A Protocol for Teacher Collaboration
- The Number System - Formative Assessment Task Bank
- Quality Criteria for Performance Assessments
- NPS Cane Toad Assessment Example Papers
- Critical Abilities from Common Core Standards and NGSS
- Science and Engineering Practices of Rubric
- Science Unit: Energy Student Instructions
- Literacy Assessment Invasive Species: The Cane Toads
- Designing Energy Efficient Vehicles
- Task Evaluation Matrix for Formative Assessment