Formative Assessment: Hype or Hope?

Register for the Formative Assessment: Hype or Hope? Forum.

Join WestEd and the National Association of State Boards of Education for a dynamic presentation and conversation about a key and often-misunderstood policy dimension in education reform—formative assessment.

This forum will examine the role of formative assessment in the classroom, its potential for improving student learning, and the challenges that policymakers must address as the field works to build coordinated assessment systems that can provide information useful for instruction and policy. Three new WestEd papers on formative assessment will be available at the forum.

Panelists and Discussants

[Panel I] Formative Assessment: What It Is Not, What It Is, and What Policymakers Most Need To Know
Moderator: Martin Orland, Director of Evaluation and Policy Research, WestEd

  • Pascal (Pat) D. Forgione Jr. , Distinguished Presidential Scholar and Executive Director, K–12 Center at ETS
  • Margaret Heritage, Assistant Director for Professional Development, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA
  • Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of the Assessment and Standards Development Services program at WestEd

[Panel II] Implementation Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Jim Kohlmoos, Special Advisor, NASBE

  • Nancy Gerzon, Senior Research Associate, WestEd
  • Laura Slover, President, D.C. State Board of Education
  • Yvonne Watterson, Former Principal, Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona

April 8, 2013

Read the original article: WestEd and the National Association of State Boards of Education

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