2017 National Conference on Student Assessment

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

3:30 PM-6:30 PM


Text Readers for Everyone on All Tests – Getting a Handle on What This Means
Sandra Warren, Martha Thurlow, Sheryl Lazarus, Cara Laitusis, Peter Ramsdell and Melissa Gholson

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

5:00 PM-6:30 PM


CCSSO NCSA Newcomer Session
Edward D. Roeber

5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM


Accessibility, Accommodations and Assessment: Innovation, Strategies, Data Systems and Research
Anne Davidson, Lietta Scott, Melissa Gholson, Nathan Wall, Vitaliy Shyyan, Laurene Christensen, Ph.D. and Gaye Fedorchak

Alternatives for States to Collaborate with the Consortia to Create High Quality Hybrid Assessments
Chris Domaleski, Rebecca Kockler, Robert Lee, Andy Middlestead and Charles A. DePascale

Bringing Performance-Based Assessment into the Summative Space
Adriana I. Martinez, Ray Pecheone, Ruth Chung Wei, Stuart Kahl and Susan Tave Zelman

ESSA Innovative Assessment Designs: Examples from Science
Brian Gong, April McCrae, Michelle Center and Karen Kidwell

Field Testing the CCSSO Formative Assessment Educator Reflection Tool
Margaret Heritage, Carmella Fair, Melissa Spadin, Kim Rathke, Valerie Mills, Suzi Mast and Cindy Ziker

Matching Assessment and Instruction: Innovative Approaches to Alternate Assessment Design
Katie McClarty, Michele Walker, Nakia Towns, Walt Drane and Marianne Perie

New Requirements in ESSA and Peer Review and States' Responses on Test Integrity and Security
John Fremer, Kathy Moore, Craig Walker, Pietro Semifero and John Olson

Technology Enhanced Items — Signal or Noise?
Joyce Zurkowski, Douglas F. Becker, Catherine Welch, Jon S. Twing and Wayne Camara

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

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

2:00 PM-3:30 PM


ELPA21: Score Interpretation and Standard Setting
Cathryn Still, Mary Seburn, Daniel Lewis, Mark Hansen and Mary E. Anderson

Growth and Prediction: Informing Instructional Decisions in the Era of ESSA
Daniel Mix, Damian Betebenner, Noah Bookman and Andrew Rice

How to Incorporate Local Measures, Including Locally-Developed Assessments, in State Accountability Dashboards
Joey Hunziker, Denise Airola, Hope Allen, Soung Bae and Charmaine Mercer

Is Equity Really Equal?
Pat Roschewski, Valorie Foy, Shelley Loving-Ryder, Linda Howley, Michele Walker and Chad Buckendahl

Measuring and Evaluating Deeper Learning in Large-Scale Assessments: New Approaches
Ted Coe, Joan Herman, Shelbi Cole, Miah Daughtery and Bryan Toller

Practical Issues in Learning-Focused Balanced Assessment Systems
Joseph Martineau, Ellen Vorenkamp, Nathan Dadey and Scott Marion

Sharing and Comparing: Best Practices from Education & Credentialing Contexts
Jamie R Mulkey, Gregory J. Cizek, Wayne Camara, Anthony Alpert and Liberty Munson

Student Process Data in Educational Assessment
Jennifer Dugan, Wade Buckland, Neal Kingston and Monica Gribben

Why Less is More: Working with Districts and States to Reduce Redundant and Unnecessary Assessments
Marianne Perie, Giselle Martin-Kniep, Dr. Jacob Mishook and Bridget Hildreth

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

9:00 AM-10:30 AM


Are You Prepared to be Part of an "Interesting" Story about Innovations in State Assessment?
John Fremer, Craig Walker, Greg Cizek, Catherine Gewertz and Richelle Gruber

ESSA Ready Educators: Assuring Assessment Literate Stakeholders in Every State, District and Classroom
Rick Stiggins, Melisa Yeoman, Kristin Hamilton, Kathy Dewsbury-White and W. James Popham

Evidence and Information Needed and Provided for Using Nationally Recognized High School Assessments for ESSA
Thanos Patelis, Wayne Camara, Kevin Sweeney, Stuart Shaw and Juan D'Brot

Flexibility and Innovation in Developing Language Proficiency Testing for English Learners with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Vitaliy Shyyan, Tracy Montez Lindner, Jill Christmus, Marlene Johnston and Laurene Christensen, Ph.D.

For State Education Leaders: Highlighting States' Uses of NAEP to Improve Student Achievement
Joe Willhoft, Shelley Loving-Ryder, Michael Sibley, Mary Batiwalla and Lou Fabrizio

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

12:30 PM-1:15 PM


Innovative and Effective Use of Large-Scale Assessment Census Data
Nick Ferraro, Sam Kutondo and Suzanne Craig-Whytock

1:30 PM-3:00 PM


Plenary - Measure What Matters: Options for High School Assessment and Accountability
Chris Minnich, Chris Domaleski, Linda Darling-Hammond, Andrew Ho and Salam Noor

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

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

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

10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Engaging Educators in State-Managed Item Development Efforts
Charity Flores, Bryan Toller, Suzanne Hindman, Terri Sappington and Anton Jackson

Issues and Implications of Incorporating Nationally-Recognized High School Assessments into State Systems
Elliott Asp, Andy Middlestead, Jacob Mishook, Joyce Zurkowski and Joseph Martineau

Operationalizing NGSS Assessments: Performance Level Descriptors, Alignment Studies, and Standard Setting
Karen Whisler, Angela Bilyeu, Arthur Thacker, Danielle Branson and Gary Cook

Reporting Subscores in K-12 Assessments – Issues and Solutions
Dr. Liru Zhang, Dr. Liru Zhang, Shudong Wang, Ph.D., Yi Du, Eric Zilbert and Richard Patz

Supporting Choices in Constructing an Effective Validity Argument
Paul Nichols, Kristen Huff, Ellen Forte and Mary Ann Snider

Updating State Accountability Systems Under ESSA: Are Your English Language Learners Ready? Are You?
Rich Young, Cindy Kazanis, Hirotaka Fukuhara, Robert Linquanti and Kate Wright

Validating Interim Assessments for Various Purposes and Uses Including for ESSA
Thanos Patelis, Michael B. Bunch, Karen Barton, Michele Walker and Thanos Patelis