The Alliance for Excellent Education
Presents a Webinar
The Future of Assessment: Implications for Practice
Shael Polakow-Suransky, Chief Academic Officer and Senior Deputy Chancellor,
New York City Department of Education
Sharon Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer,
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education—a panel of distinguished experts in testing, education practice, and policy chaired by the eminent psychologist Edmund W. Gordon—issued a report in March that calls for transforming assessment to better support teaching and learning by measuring a broader set of knowledge and skills and by identifying how students think, not just documenting what they know and can do. These changes would have profound effects on teachers and schools in the coming decades.
In this webinar—the first of two that will examine the Gordon Commission’s findings and their implications—panelists explored what these findings suggest for classroom and school practice. Commission member Shael Polakow-Suransky discussed the implications for schools and school districts; Sharon Robinson discussed the implications for teachers and teacher education; and Bob Wise, also a commission member, moderated the discussion.
Support for this webinar is provided in part by
the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.