2013 Assessment Bootcamp An Overview of the Practical and Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment Programs

Wednesday, June 19, 2013: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Chesapeake A-B (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
  • CCSSO 2013 NCSA Assessment Bootcamp Handouts.pdf (2.2 MB)
    To register for this pre-session visit http://fs17.formsite.com/ccssowebmaster/form9/index.html
    This half-day pre-session to the 2013 National Conference on Student Assessment is especially designed for persons who are new to large-scale assessment programs at the state or local levels, in non-profit organizations, or for-profit assessment companies. However, even more experienced staff will benefit from the assessment refresher, plus discussion of emerging issues in large-scale assessment. The goal of the session is to provide advice and information to best navigate the difficulties of developing and implementing a large-scale assessment program that addresses educational needs at the state and local levels.

    There are a number of topics that the instructors will cover. These include:                              

    • Creating and implementing a balanced assessment system
    • Overview of the common assessment consortia
    • Constructing or revising a plan for state assessment, including transition issues, using the resources of the assessment consortia, and maintaining state-specific assessments
    • Operational best practices, including selecting and working with contractors and consultants, program management, and interoperatability issues in online assessment
    • Building the SEA capacity to manage the assessment system
    • Working with the news media
    • Politics of large-scale assessment

    We also invite attendees to suggest additional topics or raise questions for us to address. Please send your ideas and suggestions to eroeber@wisc.edu prior to June 1, 2013.

    Questions: Call or send questions to Ed Roeber at (517) 614-4877 (cell) or e-mail to eroeber@wisc.edu

    To register: Visit http://fs17.formsite.com/ccssowebmaster/form9/index.html

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