TASA Hosted Assessment Summit for STN Districts
TASA, in cooperation with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), hosted a special summit for members of the TASA School Transformation Network (STN) and other district leaders interested in next-generation assessment and accountability on November 30, 2016, in Georgetown.
At the Summit, superintendents and other school leaders heard from a panel of experts on effective practices in student assessment and accountability. They examined the changing role of assessment in our schools, what research tells us about community-based accountability, and what district leaders need to be ready to talk about concerning state and local accountability as it relates to student assessment (including the pitfalls of A-F rating systems).
Perspectives on Next-Generation Assessment and Accountability – Doug Christensen, Professor of Leadership, Doane University, and Emeritus Commissioner of Education, State of Nebraska (Download Christensen's presentation) and John Tanner, founder and executive director, Test Sense (Download Tanner's presentation)
The Connection Between Accountability and Engagement – George Thompson, President, The Schlechty Center
Reframing Accountability: For What and to Whom? – Panel Discussion on Community-Based Accountability with Christensen, Tanner, and John Horn of The Schlechty Center