Effective Formative Assessment

EVENT DETAILS

  • June 11, 2012
  • WEBINAR

 

This webinar was the second in a series of three provided for the California Office to Reform Education (CORE) Alliance. An existing collaborative of eight districts in California formed in 2011, this alliance—Clovis, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento City, San Francisco, and Sanger—represents over a million students and includes urban, suburban, and rural school settings in northern, central, and southern parts of the state.

The CORE Standards, Assessment, and Instruction (SAI) team, which is led by CORE’s Director of Standards, Assessment, and Instruction and composed of assessment and curriculum leadership from each of the eight CORE districts, specifically requested REL West's assistance as they design, develop, and pilot test new common formative assessment modules and related professional learning for teachers.

The SAI team wanted to provide a research grounding for participants in its Summer Design Institute where such assessment modules will be developed. A series of three pre-institute webinarsone focused on English language arts, one on mathematics, and one on formative assessmentwere provided for teacher leaders attending the institute so that they come prepared to fully engage in the design of formative assessment modules tied to Common Core State Standards.

The webinar, conducted by Margaret Heritage, Assistant Director for Professional Development, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, provided an overview of effective formative assessment.

To view an archive of the webinar, click this link:
Effective Formative Assessment Webinar Archive

The PowerPoint presentation is attached on this page in the right-hand column.

Read about and view archives of the other two webinars in this series:


For more information about this event, please contact Eric Crane, ecrane@wested.org, 916.492.4080.