Moving Forward: Common Core State Standards Implementation and Assessment


  • June 25, 2013 - June 26, 2013
  • Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel
    5400 West Century Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

Moving Forward: Common Core State Standards Implementation and Assessment


Co-sponsored by REL West at WestEd, the California Collaborative on District Reform at AIR, and California Education Partners, the two-day event featured multiple opportunities for teams at all stages of CCSS implementation to learn from experts and each other, engage in discussion and planning activities, and set or refine next steps.

The keynote speaker on Day One, which focused on instructional shifts in the Common Core State Standards, was Jonathan Raymond, Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Expert session speakers included Cathy Schmidt and Torrey Palmer, Student Achievement Partners (English Language Arts); Phil Daro, Strategic Education Research Partnership (Math); and Robert Linquanti and Pamela Spycher, WestEd (implications for English language learners).

A special session on the implications of the Common Core State Standards for district infrastructure featured Leslie Anderson, Castro Valley Unified School District; Eileen Rohan, Ross Valley School District; and Jon Yost, Sanger Unified School District.

The Day Two keynote speaker was Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of WestEd's Assessment and Standards Development Services and Director of The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, who spoke about CCSS assessment challenges and their impact on instruction.

An expert session on formative assessment was presented by Margaret Heritage, Assistant Director for Professional Development, Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA.

Breakout sessions highlighted district and county office of education efforts to plan and implement new instructional and assessment practices, including implications for strategic planning, professional development, special populations, non-core subjects, technology, and other topics of interest.