Ahead of the Curve
Experience an assessment event that covers all the issues necessary to improve instruction in each classroom throughout your school system. Effective assessment practices have the power to transform learning. Schools that align their policies and practices to the most current research make the most dramatic gains in student achievement. At this summit, the most distinguished assessment experts in North America illustrate why the purpose of assessment is not to rate, rank, and sort students, but to provide meaningful feedback that leads to high performance for all students. Assessment luminaries share the latest compelling research and practical applications. Gain a comprehensive understanding of classroom assessment practices and timely interventions. Learn how to involve students in the assessment process, design and use meaningful common formative assessments, grade students more effectively, and much more.
In addition to attendance and participation in the entire course, each student will submit a three- to five-page paper (double-spaced, 650-word minimum) synthesizing the various experiences that took place during this course. Describe the best concepts or practices that you learned and how you will integrate or apply them in your work.
This assignment is due by 5/9/12. Please include a cover page with your name, contact information, schedule number, and course title.
You may submit this paper via email, postal mail, or fax to: Jennifer Barrett, program coordinator, San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, 5250 Campanile Drive, Room 2503, San Diego, CA 92182-1920; email@example.com; Fax: (619) 594-8566.