The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS
Present 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; Former Superintendent, Austin Independent School District (Texas)
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. What have they developed so far? What changes have they made to their original designs? What are their plans for developing support for districts and states to make the transition to the new assessments?
The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS (K–12 Center) held a webinar on September 13 from to consider the consortia’s plans. Leaders of the two consortia provided an update on their activities, and 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.
- Coming Together - Guide to Assessment Consortia July 2011 (PDF)
- PARCC Presentation (PDF)
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Presentation (PDF)