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Expectations set by Next Generation
Assessments will require students to
think more critically than ever before.

This two-day workshop on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28, 2013 will help K-12 teachers and administrators create a more effective learning environment by building upon basic skills and tools to begin to increase rigor, relevance and relationships in the classroom.

In order to prepare students for this shift, schools must recognize the value of formative and performance-based assessments as tools to meet student needs and help drive daily instruction. Using both of these tools can assist teachers in moving students at an individualized pace while leading all students to an understanding of the curriculum, therefore resulting in higher summative scores.

Participants will be guided through the development of a high rigor/high relevance assessment and aligning instruction to the NGA by speaker Venola Mason. Planning and preparing for Rigorous and Relevant Assessment will help participants to:

  • Define college and career-ready
  • Shift to Common Core State Standards
  • Build awareness of assessment consortia expectations
  • Identify the difference between formative, benchmark and summative assessments
  • Critique existing assessments for rigor and relevance
  • Develop a high rigor/high relevance assessments
  • Begin applying the skills and tools aligned with rigor and relevance to create a more engaging learning environment

LOCATION: Syberg’s-Westport, 2430 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, Missouri
REGISTER: online at www.csd.org/pd.html by February 15, 2013
COST: $150 for CSD Members; $190 for Non-Members
[includes lunch and materials]