The Alliance for Excellent Education, with Participation from the K–12 Center at ETS,
Presents a Webinar Discussion
The Comprehensive Assessment Consortia:
A Progress Update
Pascal D. Forgione, Jr., PhD, Executive Director, K–12 Center at ETS
Sue Gendron, Policy Advisor, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
Robert Rothman, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
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—have made great strides to develop new assessment systems ready for use in two years. Over the summer, for example, they released sample items and tasks and are putting together teams of educators to help prepare districts and states for the new assessments.
The Alliance for Excellent Education, with participation from the K–12 Center at ETS, held a webinar on October 2 to consider the consortia's plans. Leaders of the two consortia provided an update on their activities. Pat Forgione, a former state and district superintendent, joined Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, to place the consortia’s work in a policy context. Webinar panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
- Presentation - Sue Gendron (PDF)
- Presentation - Laura Slover 1 (PDF)
- Presentation - Laura Slover 2 (PDF)
- Presentation - Laura Slover 3 (PDF)
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