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Wednesday, January 23 • 8:15am - 9:45am
Assessment Literacy: What Teachers Need to Know and Resources Available
In today's educational arena, it is critical for teachers to understand the fundamental concepts and procedures of assessment literacy. With an increased focus on data driven decision making and student assessment results, teachers must develop a level of understanding in a variety of assessment types. Educators will be provided with the fundamental differences in the types of assessments and the importance of aligning instruction to assessment. Understanding why assessment is critical, various test biases, and validity and reliability will be discussed. Topics of preparing for testing and constructing rubrics will also be covered.

This knowledge and practice can be implemented at any level and in any content. The critical component is that teacher understand assessments and apply and use the data to effectively teach children. Academic success of our students is the desired outcome.

Assessment literacy is about student learning.

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Christy Bloomquist

Christy has been active in the education field for the past 18 years. She has taught at the elementary and middle school level in the classroom, ELL, Title I & special ed. She is currently the director of assessments and is pursing a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction through Utah... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2013 8:15am - 9:45am EST
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