Online Course: Designing Performance Assessments

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​This 20-hour online course from ASCD (available at a discount through VASCD) provides an introduction to performance assessment design.

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Formative Assessment: The Leadership Perspective (webinar)

January 20, 4:30- 5:30 via Adobe Connect

​This interactive webinar for team, school, and division leaders shares lessons learned about leading school initiatives to integrate formative assessment into daily instruction.

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Building and Using High Quality Classroom Performance Assessment

January 20, Doubletree Hotel, Charlottesville, 9:00- 3:00

Join Chris Gareis, Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary, and learn how to "design and align" performance tasks, response formats, and grading plans for instructional units based on the Virginia Standards of Learning.

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Performance Assessment Design for Teachers

January 30, 2015, The Greencroft Club, Charlottesville

Learn to apply a user-friendly format  to construct performance tasks that both align with the Standards of Learning and tap into higher-order thinking skills. 

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Formative Assessment for Learning

February 5, 2015, Jefferson Center, Roanoke

Join Scott Habeeb and learn about assessments that keep students engaged in learning while they demonstrate what they know and can do!

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Assessing College, Career and Citizen Ready Skills

February 17, 2015, The College of William and Mary, 9:00- 3:00

Leaders from Newport News share a division-wide model for assessment that helps prepare students for success beyond school.

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Varying Performance Tasks to Target Higher-order Thinking Skills

February 18, 4:00- 5:30, online webinar

Join Sue Brookhart, author of the ASCD book How to design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking, for this online session focusing on how performance assessment tasks support students' analytical and creative thinking.

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Using Rubrics to Guide Instruction and Grading

February 24, 2015, Online with Sue Brookhart

Join Sue Brookhart, author of the ASCD book How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading, for this online session. Get best-practice guidance to help use design and use rubrics that measure learning with validity and quality.

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Formative Assessment Leadership

March 12, The Place at Innsbrook, Richmond

Karen Sanzo and Steve Myran lead tis interactive workshop to help participants integrate formative assessment into instruction AND use data from these assessments to inform decision making. 

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Fair Isn’t Always Equal

March 19, 2015, Holmes Middle School, Alexandria

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Rick Wormeli offers the latest research combined with common sense thinking to help teachers make sense of assessment and grading practices in today's differentiated classrooms. 

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Getting Scoring Right: How to Calibrate Assessment Scores for Reliability

June 23 in Richmond

​This hands-on session models a scoring calibration process to maximize the reliability of performance assessment scores.

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