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August 1-2, 2019
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Thursday, August 1 • 1:20pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 2-Building an Accurate Assessment System

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Perhaps one of the most important yet ambiguous tasks a teacher has is to measure learning. Implementing Standards-Based or Competency-based Grading has the potential to improve our practices in the assessment arena. These systems provide students feedback according to earning objectives, or standards. Students gain clarity on what they do and don’t understand. If the assessments are accurate and authentic, student’s develop agency in their learning. This workshop will explore how to implement more accurate assessment practices that include a shift to standards and competencies. It will examine:
·       The difference between competency and standards-based grading,
·       Ways to craft more authentic and accurate assessments,
·       The connection between assessment and level of thinking,
·       Ways to eliminate harmful assessment practices, and
·       The important role of feedback and formative assessment

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Elizabeth Helfant

coord of curricular and pedagogical innnovation, micds
Elizabeth Helfant is the Coordinator of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), a JK-12 school of 1250 students in Missouri. Following graduation from Davidson College in 1984, Ms Helfant began her career in education teaching... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
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