A panel of leading educators at the forefront of testing and teacher evaluation will share their differing perspectives on the questions:
- Is this a sound/effective policy?
- What is to be achieved, if anything, in holding teachers accountable for their students’ test scores?
- What tests should be used?
- What’s ultimately at risk for the students, the teachers, the community?
DR. JOE WILLHOFT – Executive Director, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium*
JUSTIN FOX-BAILEY – Teacher, Snohomish School District; Member, WEA Executive Committee
CHRIS KORSMO – Executive Director, League of Education Voters
MICHAELA MILLER – Director, State Policy and Outreach, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Moderator - Brian Jeffries, State Assessment Program Director at Data Recognition Corporation. DRC is a contractor to OSPI to provide operations support for the MSP, HSPE and EOC assessments in science and math.
This event is sponsored by the Master's in Education Policy at the College of Education, UW.
*This is the group that Washington state belongs to in order to develop the Common Core Assessments (the other group is PARCC).
I give a lot of pause in offering this up to you - I'm not sure what kind of love-fest for Common Core this might be but it could be interesting.