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(WEBINAR) Testing for Real-World Performance
February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Is there a better way than standardized tests to find out what students are learning? A small number of states, districts, and educators have long sought to find an answer to that question. Problem- and project-based learning, cooperative learning, portfolios, senior projects, and competence-based learning—to name a few—are all versions of this ongoing movement to evaluate students on what they can do with what they know rather than their test-taking skills.
But evaluating student learning this way can be highly subjective:
• How can teachers and administrators assess students’ performance in fair, constructive ways?
• What are the biggest challenges to implementing performance-based learning and how are schools getting around them?
• How do you know students are acquiring the deeper learning that projects were intended to cultivate?
Education Week offers a big-picture look at the current state of performance assessment and pinpoints some best practices. In this virtual event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion” rooms on a host of topics, including group work, the move to competency-based learning, and new efforts to abolish letter grades.
Join them on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET, for a deep dive into student assessments in your schools. This Online Summit provides you a unique opportunity to directly interact with reporters and assessment experts and practitioners; to watch a livestreamed series of interviews with the reporters after they’ve “broken it down” with you; and finally, to enjoy a live webinar presentation led by an Education Week reporter on the very latest in student assessments derived directly from our latest special report on the topic.