National Conference on Student Assessment

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

2014 CCSSO NCSA Newcomer Session
Ed Roeber and Edynn Sato

5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Assessing Assessment Mid-Flight: PARCC Studies to Inform Item Development and Field Test
Patricia Conner, Ellen Strain-Seymour, Ye Tong, Teresa King and Denny Way

Comparability of Test Scores Across States
Juan D'Brot, Liru Zhang, Shudong Wang, Matthew E. Schulz and Timothy C. Davey

Increasing the Assessment Literacy of Students, Educators, and Policymakers
Rick Stiggins, Edward D. Roeber and Susan Brookhart

Let's Not Wait until Spring! Getting an Early Jump on Results through Formative Use of Data
Pat Roschewski, Ph.D., Sarah McManus, Valorie Foy, Ph.D and Andy Middlestead

Next Generation Achievement Standard Setting
Anthony Alpert, Joe Willhoft, Gregory J. Cizek and Gary Phillips

Next Generation Assessment: Should Continuous, Embedded, Electronic Assessment Replace the Traditional Accountability Test?
Randy Bennett, Joan Herman, Scott Marion, Michelle Riconscente and Shelley Loving-Ryder

The Design and Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems, Variability of Systems and the Role of a Theory of Action
Thanos Patelis, Erika Hall, Ph.D., Lisa M. Foehr, Anirudh V.S. Ruhil and Marsha S. Lewis

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Administering Statewide High-Stakes Tests on Computers: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Arthur Thacker, Bethany Bynum, Wes Bruce, Richard Hill and Jennifer Dugan

Balancing Test Security and Accessibility on Next Generation Online Assessments
Sheryl Lazarus, Martha Thurlow, John Fremer and Shelley Loving-Ryder

Beyond Peer Review: Developing and Validating 21st-Century Assessment Systems
Ellen Forte, Stephen G. Sireci, Les Morse, Michael Hock, Kristen Huff, Thanos Patelis and Ellen Forte

Beyond the PNP: Designing a Comprehensive State System for Systematically Monitoring Accommodations
Laurene Christensen, Ph.D., Melissa Gholson, Brian M. Touchette and Jan Sheinker, Ed.D.

Ensuring State Assessments Match the Rigor, Depth and Breadth of College- and Career-Ready Standards
Scott Norton, Michael Russell, Jennifer Dean, Michael Briscoe, Jason Zimba and Michele Walker

Genuine Diagnostic Testing: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Who Should be Doing It?
Paul Hoagland, John Hattie, W. James Popham and Margaret Heritage

Use of Automated Scoring in the Next Generation of Assessments: Policy and Psychometric Implementation Considerations
Isaac Bejar, Larry Davis, F. Jay Breyer, Juan D'Brot and Christina Schneider

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Opening Luncheon
John White and Chris Minnich

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Assessment Literacy for All
Louis M. Fabrizio, David Driscoll, W. James Popham, Cornelia Orr and Lucille Davy

Policies and Practices in Support of the Transition to Next Generation Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards
Susan Weigert, Meagan Karvonen, Sharon Hall, Melissa Gholson, Dr. Leila Williams, Gretchen Cagle and Toni Wheeler

The Right Hardware Is Not Enough: Professional Development As a Core of Technology Readiness
Pat Roschewski, Ph.D., Erik McCormick, TJ Bliss, Ph.D and Michelle Walker

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Showcase 2: Establishing a Measure of Text-Based Analysis
Ray Young, Diane Simaska, Erika Hall, Ph.D., Jeri Thompson, Ed.D and Patty McDivitt

Symposium: Assessing Digital Natives: Transitioning Programs to Reflect Changes in Technology
Gina Broxterman, Richard Struense, Scott Ferguson, Lisa Rodriguez and Jeff Jenkins

Symposium: Measuring the Common Core State Standards for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Karla Egan, Ph.D., Audra Ahumada, Elizabeth Towles-Reeves, Ph.D., Claudia Flowers, Ph.D., Sarah Hagge, Ph.D. and Karen Barton, Ph.D.

Symposium: New Visions for High School Exit Requirements in the Context of Next Generation Assessments
Michele Hardoin, John Boivin, Shelley Loving-Ryder and Lauress Wise

Symposium: Student Growth in the Non-Tested Subjects and Grades: Options for Teacher Evaluators
Stuart Kahl, Michael Cohen, Elena Diaz-Bilello, Scott Marion and Ruth Chung Wei

Symposium: Students’ Lens on Assessment: Putting Students’ Perceptions and Beliefs about Assessments into Focus
Caroline Wylie, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, Christine Lyon, Heidi Andrade, Kelly Goodrich and Caroline Wylie

Symposium: Technical Considerations in the Implementation of Computerized Adaptive Testing
Steven Viger, Shudong Wang, Liru Zhang, Dipendra Subedi and Marc Julian

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Thursday, June 26, 2014

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

An Integrated Approach to Assessment and Longitudinal Data Reporting in Virginia
Javaid Siddiqi, PhD, James Lane, Ed. D., Jacob Gibson and Nadja Young, M.Ed., NBCT

Design and Implementation of a Next Generation Assessment: Putting the NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment into Practice
David M. Williamson, Paul Stemmer, William Ward, Madeleine Keehner, Dianne Walsh and Andreas Oranje

Enhancing the Validity of Kindergarten Assessments: Two States Experiences Developing Early Learning Standards-Based Assessments
Laurene Christensen, Ph.D., Karin Change-Rios, Gail Tiemann and Erin Arango-Escalante

So...What Makes an Innovative Item an Innovative Item?
Margaret Ho, Paula Mahaley, Mary Seburn and Phoebe C. Winter

Systemizing and Improving Test Security
Karla Egan, Ph.D., Dave Chayer, Xiujuan Yuan, Ph.D. and John Weiss

The Use of Comment Codes during Performance Scoring to Provide Formative Feedback
Daisy Vickers, Wayne J. Camara, Trey Clifton, Emily Lai and Daisy Vickers

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Symposium: Advances in Large-Scale Assessment: A PARCC Update
Enis Dogan, Luis Saldivia, Michelle Richard, Lora Monfils, Laurie Davis, Michael Russell and Patricia Conner

Symposium: Applying New Approaches of Measuring Text Complexity for the Common Core and Beyond
Roger S. Frantz, Alison L. Bailey, Peter Foltz, Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Marlene Johnston

Symposium: Confidently Stepping Towards 21st Century Instruction and Assessment: Views from the Field
Jason Altman, Dave Tchozewski, Christopher D. Triolo, Joslyn Overby and Juan D'Brot

Symposium: Developing Mathematics and ELA/Literacy Items for a Computer-Adaptive Summative Assessment
Sally Valenzuela, Shelbi Cole, Magda Chia, Nikki Elliott-Schuman, Gail Pagano and Cristi Alberino

Symposium: Improving the Technical Quality of Alternate Assessments
Liru Zhang, Yi-Chen Wu, Steven G. Viger, Ming Lei and Brian M. Touchette

Symposium: Next Generation Accessibility and Accommodations for Next Generation Students
Laurene Christensen, Ph.D., Trinell Bowman, Margaret Ho, Deborah Matthews, Audra Ahumada, M.Ed. and Cara Laitusis

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Plenary: Turning Theory into Reality – How the Six State Assessment Consortia Plans Changed during Development (and May Change During Implementation)
Scott Norton, Laura Slover, Joe Willhoft, Neal Kingston, Rachel Quenemoen, Kenji Hakuta and Tim Boals

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Generating Reliable, Valid, and Meaningful Transitional Assessment Results to Help Move Instruction Towards New Standards
Yi Du, Ph.D., Kristen Huff, Ph.D., Xiujuan Yuan, Ph.D., Max Xu, Ph.D., Steven G. Viger, Ph.D., C. Allen Lau, Ph.D. and Bill Morrison, Ed.D.

Multistate Alternate Assessment Collaborative: Measuring Growth in Alternate Assessments
Brian Reiter, Gary W Phillips, Andrew Hinkle, Carol Anton and Pari Swanson

PARCC Research Framework Considerations
Ye Tong, Arthur Thacker, Denny Way, Heather M Buzick, Sunny Becker and Enis Dogan

Preparing for Next Generation English Language Proficiency Assessments
Carsten Wilmes, Meredith Alt, Jennifer Paul and Cheryl Alcaya

Using Performance Assessment to Launch Students and Teachers Toward the Next Generation of Student Assessment
Michael J. Richards, Mary Beth Myers, Lauren Monowar-Jones, Susan Tierney, Jennifer Briggs and Doug Sovde

Using Performance Standards in Next Generation Alternate Assessments: Connecting Instruction and Assessment
Stephen G. Sireci, Ph.D., Bill Herrera, M.S., Lori Nebelsick-Gullett, Ph.D., Lori Nixon, M.Ed., Audra Ahumada, M.Ed., Elizabeth Towles-Reeves, Ph.D. and Karla Egan, Ph.D.

What You Need to Know before Testing with Tablets
Bryan Bleil, Laurie Davis, Ellen Strain-Seymour, Shelley Loving-Ryder and Matt Arnold

Friday, June 27, 2014

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Accountability and Students with Disabilities: Assuring Valid Inferences about Teachers and Schools
Heather M Buzick, Ann Schulte, James E. Ysseldyke and Daniel Wiener

Collaboration in Action: Implementation of a Comprehensive Approach for Early English Language Support
Erin Arango-Escalante, Maya Martinez-Hart and Jennifer Tina Amaya-Thompson

College-Ready, Career-Ready, and Graduation Eligibility: Challenges for EOC Assessments
Chad W. Buckendahl, Cinda Parton, Cindy Sharp and Chad W. Buckendahl

Developing and Implementing Research Based Accessibility Guidelines for CCSS Items
Trinell Bowman, Jennifer Higgins, Lisa Famularo, Vitaliy Shyyan and Deborah Matthews

Should Formative Assessment be Used in Educator Evaluation? If Not, Why Not? If so, How?
Joan Herman, Edward D. Roeber, Margaret Heritage, Randy Bennett and Sarah McManus

The Role of Automated Scoring in the Next Generation Assessment World
Susan Lottridge, Jan Sibley, Michael Muenks and Phoebe C. Winter

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Are Your Schools Ready for the Next Generation Assessments? What You Need to Know from All Six Multi-State Consortia
Philip Olsen, Wes Bruce, Brandt Redd, Neal Kingston, Chris Domaleski, Carsten Wilmes, Scott Elliot and Andy Middlestead

Classroom Observations: Quintessential Teacher-Evaluation Evidence--or Not?
Louis M. Fabrizio, W. James Popham, Scott Marion and John Hattie

Next Generation Resources: Transforming Instruction with the Smarter Balanced Digital Library
Chrystyna Mursky, Colleen Anderson, Judy Snow and Magda Chia

Overview of PARCC Accessibility Policy and Research Efforts
Cara Laitusis, Teresa King, Danielle Guzman-Orth, Tamara Reavis, Arthur Thacker and Trinell Bowman

Standard Setting for a Statewide Teacher Evaluation System
Thomas Kelsh, James Riddlesperger, Paul Nedau, Joseph C. McClintock, Michael B. Bunch and Adam E. Wyse

Transitioning Growth and Value-Added Models to New Assessments
J. Christopher Woolard, Zach Rossley and Tammy Howard

While This May be True, the Stepping Stones to Transition Are Not Enough
Martha Thurlow, Charlene Turner, Toni Wheeler, Audra Ahumada, M.Ed., Mindy Roden, Bill Herrera and Jacqueline Kearns