Webinars on Deeper Learning – Creating a system that supports deeper learning is a multi-faceted endeavor that involves thoughtful consideration of issues such as assessments, accountability, time flexibility, curricula, funding, and teacher preparation. To help members attain a more comprehensive understanding of these and other issues, NASBE will hold three to four webinars over the next three years on a variety of topics related to deeper learning. Each webinar will draw perspectives from leading state and national experts on a particular topic and identify best practices across the country in providing students a college, career, and civic ready education.
TIME:3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST
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.