The Alliance for Excellent Education
Invites You to Attend a Webinar Discussion
The Comprehensive Assessment Consortia:
A Progress Update
Pascal D. Forgione, Jr., PhD, Executive Director, Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS
Sue Gendron, Policy Advisor, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
Laura Slover, Senior Vice President, Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Two state consortia—Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium—are hard at work putting ambitious designs in place for new assessment systems. They have released materials and will soon select contractors to build assessments and the infrastructure to support them. What do their current plans look like?
The Alliance for Excellent Education, with participation from the Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS (K-12 Center), held a webinar on March 1 to consider the consortia’s plans. Leaders of the two consortia provided an update on their activities, including information about content frameworks and specifications and a technology readiness survey. A former state and district superintendent, Pascal D. Forgione, Jr., and a former governor, Bob Wise, placed the consortia’s work in a policy context.