​These three sessions taken together will give teachers a firm foundation and readiness to design and begin using performance assessment in their classrooms. Teachers will have the opportunity to develop feedback strategies, transfer goals, tasks, criteria and rubrics for their classrooms.

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Teaching to the (Alternative) Assessment

January 14, 2016, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond

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Designing Performance Assessment for Your Classroom

February 11, 2016, Blue Ridge Community College

​Learn and begin the process of developing a performance assessment to determine students' content understanding along with higher-order thinking skills.

Presenter: Eric Carbaugh

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Developing and Using Rubrics

March 9, 2016, Shenandoah University, Winchester

Learn the characteristics of high-quality rubrics and begin building a rubric to take back to your classroom.

Presenter: Chris Gareis

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​These two sessions help administrators and teacher leaders recognize the indicators of best practice in assessment. Examples and resources will help participants in their efforts to provide helpful feedback to teachers who are using multiple types of assessment in their classrooms. 

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Supporting Best Practices in Assessment: Alignment, Transfer Goals, and Performance Assessment

February 10, 2016, Blue Ridge Community College

Virginia is moving towards a balanced assessment system, and it begins in the classroom. Learn how to recognize, support and lead assessment practices that promote higher-level student learning and ignite teacher innovation.

Presenter: Chris Gareis

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Supporting Best Practices in Assessment: Formative Assessment

March 8, 2016, Shenandoah University

​Learn how what to look for in formative assessment is high in quality and working to drive student learning.

Presenters: Karen Sanzo, Kim Richardson

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