To deliver quality assessments we must identify the specific level of learning required and then write quality assessment questions to verify we helped students reach higher levels of thinking. We know we assess what we value. What does your district value? Are your district and classroom assessments aligned to best teaching practices which address skills based instruction as outlined in the CCSS? Do your assessments align to the new curriculum plan adopted by your district? Participants will gain an understanding of what direction to take when developing and implementing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, skills based instruction, and the 21st Century classroom. We will discuss developing, implementing and accountability to higher order assessments. Participants will also gain knowledge of benefits and how to implement a quality, well-balanced plan for utilizing formative, interim and summative assessment.

Timeframe: Recommended as a 1 day training for Webb Leveling alone or a 3-5 day training for both components.

SD FfT Alignment: Supports Components 1c, 1e, 1f, 2b, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a