Online Seminars

Online Seminars  on Deeper Learning – In order to provide members with a more in depth understanding of deeper learning, NASBE will hold a yearly online seminar.  NASBE online seminars enable members to learn a skill related to key education policy areas; they also allow for more interactivity than our webinars.  Online seminar topics on deeper learning may include quality practice on crafting deeper learning assessments, facilitating deeper learning experiences through project-based learning, the work of professional learning communities, or other areas of member interest.

Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning

DATE:February 2, 2015
TIME:3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST
HOST:NASBE

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 on February 2, 2015, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, 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 DirectorAce Parsi; CCSSO Innovation Lab Network Director Jennifer Davis Poon. 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.

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