IMPLEMENT GRADING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES THAT FOSTER STUDENT EMPOWERMENT AND MEANINGFULLY MEASURE LEARNING! 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

Grade 4-12 teachers of: 

• ELA and content areas

• Diverse learners

• English language learners

• Students with special needs

Title I teachers and administrators 

Principals and district level leaders 

Curriculum development specialists 

Professional learning communities 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 

Limitations of traditional grading system 

Pros and cons of skills- and standards-based grading 

Approaches for determining effective homework evaluation 

Role of rubrics, revisions, and retakes 

Framework to ensure assessments are reliable, varied, and fair 

Clear communication strategies for students, parents, district administrators, and your fellow teachers 

Growth mindset principles for assessment 

Feedback strategies that motivate and inspire 

Assessment creation techniques that align skills to what students need to develop and master 

WHY IT MATTERS: 

Don’t be held hostage to only one way of grading and assessing. 

Discover evaluation strategies that 

  • More effectively communicate learning

  • More accurately inform instruction

  • More meaningfully develop the skills and knowledge needed for school


AGENDA: MORNING

7:30a - 8:30a
Registration

Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30a - 10:00a

  • Why we grade
  • Realities of subjective grading
  • Alternative grading strategies
  • Assessing diverse learners

10:30a - 10:30a
Break

10:30a - 11:45a

  • The homework dilemma
  • Formative assessment
  • The role of descriptive feedback
  • Evaluating writing

11:45a - 12:45p
Networking Lunch (provided)

Guided group discussions on grading and assessment

AGENDA: AFTERNOON

12:45p - 1:30p

 

  • More alternative grading strategies
  • Checks for understanding
  • Student self assessments
  • Designing rubrics

 

1:30p - 2:00p

  • Rule of Three assessment framework
  • Summative assessments

2:00p - 2:30p

  • Clarity and communication strategies
  • Next steps for revamping grading and assessment in your classrooms
  • Q/A

LOCATION

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Center for Educational Excellence, 1700 E. Elliot Rd. #9, Tempe, AZ 85284

 

Accommodations:

Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe
2100 S Priest Drive | Tempe AZ 85282
Reservations: 1-800-528-6481
Use code ELC (for Engaging Learners Conferences) to receive the special group rate of $89/night for single or double room occupancy. 

The $89 rate includes:

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Wireless internet in the guest rooms
  • Airport transportation
  • Parking