Creating Statewide Educator Buy-in for College and Career Readiness Standards through Next Generation Assessments

Friday, June 27, 2014: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Strand 10A (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
Content Strands:
  1. Next generation assessment systems
  2. Balancing next generation assessment systems within a state
With respect to states adjusting and developing their assessments to next generation assessments with College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR), learn how Michigan successfully transitioned their state-trained educators, administrators, and curriculum experts from traditional item writers to evidence-centered design item writers. Michigan’s unique practice of working with state-trained educators to write items for their entire suite of state assessments continues to have unexpected benefits of advocacy for their assessments. These educators not only increase their knowledge and skills in assessment, but also in their understanding of CCR standards. This specialized knowledge and training in evidence-centered design assessments and item writing carries over into classroom practices, providing yet another benefit to educators and even more so to students. Hear directly from a Michigan educator-trained item writer on what adjustments and/or impacts this shift in training has had on instruction and classroom assessments