On March 20, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is hosting a free webinar entitled “Getting Ready for the Assessment Consortia Field Tests.” The live webinar, which can also be viewed as a recording afterward, will be from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST and the panelists will include:
- Jacqueline E. King, PhD, Director of Higher Education Collaboration, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
- Laura Slover, Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
- Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Beginning this month, millions of students across the country are participating in an unprecedented event: field tests for new assessments that measure student performance against the Common Core State Standards. These field tests will provide vital information about the quality of assessments that is necessary before they are implemented in classrooms in more than thirty-five states next year. What can students, parents, and teachers expect from the field test? What do the consortia hope to learn from it?
In this webinar, leaders of the two consortia, Jacqueline King and Laura Slover, will describe plans for the field tests as well as other recent developments by the consortia to prepare for implementation in during the 2014–15 school year. Bob Wise will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.
Register and submit questions for the webinar at: http://all4ed.org/webinar/mar-20-2014/
For more information, please visit: www.all4ed.org/webinars