60 Minute Symposium

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

10:30 AM-11:30 AM


Alternate Assessment Alignments: What Best Practice and Lessons Learned Have Taught Us
Troy Couillard, Jan Sheinker, Ed.D., Hillary Michaels and Nannette Pence

Innovative Technology-Enhanced Assessments of Contemporary Science Standards
Kit Viator, Edys Quellmalz, Kathleen Scalise and Katie Bowler

Same Assessments, Different Systems: Impact on Comparability
Jeffery Hauger, Doug Strader and Joyce Zurkowski

4:00 PM-5:00 PM


Considering Innovations in Assessments: Case Studies from Vermont and Colorado
Juliette Longchamp, Capucine Chapman and Elena Diaz-Bilello

Establishing Comparability of Assessment Results in an Era of Flexibility
Jeffrey Nellhaus, Jessica Baghian, Brian Gong and Jeffrey Nellhaus

The Little District That Could: How a Mid-Size District Implements a Balanced Assessment System
Cliff Eichel, Christina Miller, Emily Cole Bayer, Ph.D. and Karen Peters

What's Possible with College and Career-Ready Indicators?
Tom Tomberlin, Ed.D., Marianne Mottley, PhD and Jennifer Ross

Thursday, June 29, 2017

11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Comparability – into the Rabbit Hole
Wesley Bruce, Marianne Perie and Phoebe Winter

Innovation in Test Design: How to Ensure Robust Measurement of Content and Integrity of Individual Scores While Minimizing Testing Time
Kit Viator, James Pellegrino, Timothy C. Davey, Michelle Center and Charles A. DePascale

Kentucky's Innovative Science Assessment System
Stephen Pruitt, Rhonda L. Sims, Karen Kidwell and Sean Elkins

Maintaining Test Security in a Climate of Innovation
Sally Valenzuela, Walt Drane and Karlynn Laraway

Re-Thinking Assessment: Principles for Enabling Student Agency in Learning
Gene Wilhoit, Margaret Heritage and Christina Jean

Using an Integrated Approach to Improve the Development and Scoring of Technology-Based Speaking Tests
Marlene Johnston, Masanori Suzuki, Jonathan Wolfe and Gabriela Finn

Valuing College and Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems
Ryan Reyna, Mary Batiwalla and Jessica Baghian

3:30 PM-4:30 PM


Efforts to Implement Balanced & Comprehensive State Assessment Systems
Deborah V.H. Sigman, Peter Zutz and Michelle Center

Improving the Assessment Literacy of Students, Parents, Educators and Policymakers
Edward D. Roeber, Margaret Heritage, James Pellegrino, Jim Gullen and Kathy Dewsbury-White

Utilizing Digital and Embedded Assessment Approaches
Tamera L McKinniss, G. Anthony Benners and Mike Sao Pedro

Friday, June 30, 2017

8:30 AM-9:30 AM


Formative Assessment Today: Flourishing or Floundering?
Larry Ainsworth, W. James Popham and Margaret Heritage

Innovative Assessment Systems in Action
Gail Pagano, Heidi Kroog, Anton Jackson and Nancy Thomas-Price

Survey Questionnaire Innovations for the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Gina Broxterman, Jonas Bertling, Debby E. Almonte and Renee Savoie

The Impact of Opting out on State Accountability and Assessment Systems
Alyssa Pearson, Rajendra Chattergoon and Robert Lee

Validating Student Growth in Accountability System Design
Allison Timberlake, Kathleen Flanagan, Damian Betebenner and Charles A. DePascale