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Join WestEd at the Assessment for Learning Conference in San Diego, California

Assessment for Learning Conference

Join WestEd at the Assessment for Learning conference, February 11–13, 2020, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.

This year’s theme of “Assessment for Equity. Assessment for Agency. Assessment for Learning” showcases systemic efforts to design, innovate, and reimagine the future of assessment. The conference aims to explore how to build upon existing knowledge of best practices and also strives to shift assessment systems away from accountability and evaluation and toward learning.

We encourage attendees to attend WestEd’s sessions (details below) and connect with us through social media @WestEd and tag your reflections using the conference’s hashtag: #rethinkassessment.

Sessions & Workshops

Wednesday, February 12

Presentation: Getting to Agency: What We’re Learning About Learning
Presenters: Nancy Gerzon, Barbara Jones
Time: 9:15–10:15am, Hanover Room
Description: In this session, WestEd experts explore, through images and words, how students engage in formative assessment, shift their learner identities, and move towards autonomy and agency.

Presentation: Professional Learning Design That Supports Formative Assessment and Teacher Agency
Presenters: Bob Montgomery, Amy Epstein, Kate Levitt
Time: 10:40am–12:10pm, Embassy Room
Description: In this session, participants will learn how to foster a culture of learning and nurture empowered learner identities in the classroom.

Thursday, February 13

Presentation: The Student Role in Assessment for Learning: A Design Challenge
Presenter: Nancy Gerzon
Time: 9:30–11am, Embassy Room
Description: In this workshop, participants will consider a framework for creating a balanced approach toward assessment for learning. Participants will explore how to design a system that promotes the student role in assessment, foster student metacognition and self-regulation, and identify ways to deepen student use of key assessment for learning practices.


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February 11–13th, 2020


Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, California 92118


Administrators, Teacher Educators, Researchers, Teachers