What are the benefits of this seminar?
Common Formative Assessments, the centerpiece of an integrated standards-assessment system, give critical insight into a student’s learning. They are collaboratively designed and administered at scheduled times to provide teachers with the diagnostic data needed to monitor and adjust instruction. During this two-day seminar, participants will learn the 10-step process for creating Common Formative Assessments and develop a sample assessment with accompanying scoring guides. This highly interactive seminar ensures educators gain a deep understanding of how to collaboratively develop and refine assessments to gather reliable and timely feedback on their students’ progress.
This seminar is based on the book Common Formative Assessments: How to Connect Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment by Larry Ainsworth and Donald Viegut (Corwin Press, 2006).
Who Should Attend:
- Elementary Teachers
- Secondary Teachers
- Curriculum Coordinators
Attendees Will Learn How To:
- Apply assessment literacy skills
- Understand how Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) are the centerpiece of an integrated standards and assessment system
- Utilize the first-draft items for a CFA
- Evaluate and improve the quality of CFAs using tools and techniques from the seminar
- Explore how the implementation of the CFA process improves instruction for all students