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Rethinking Interim and Formative Assessment and Supporting Secondary Literacy Development with Resources from the Digital Library

Recorded on January 20, 2016

Sponsored by the Secondary Literacy Initiative.

This webinar presents an overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment system, emphasizing how classroom-based interim and formative assessment support secondary school teaching and learning and literacy development throughout the school year.

As a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment consortium, the California Department of Education is able to provide all public educators in grades K-12 free access to the Digital Library. The Digital Library includes professional learning opportunities and resources for secondary teachers which are intended to support classroom-based formative assessment processes.

Participants receive an overview of the Gate Keeping Criteria used to vet all resources submitted to the library by the State Network of Educators. Resources available to support literacy development are highlighted.

Who Will Benefit

  • Teams of secondary school teachers and instructional leaders

You Will Learn

  • The importance of interim assessments within an aligned system of assessments
  • The costs/benefits associated with using different Smarter Balanced interim options
  • A broader scope of interim assessment possibilities
  • The features and principles underlying the resources of the Digital Library

Check here for supporting documents for this webinar.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Adam Ebrahim Literacy Consultant, Fresno County Office of Education
Leanne Raddatz Kern High School District

Materials from the Webinar