2013 RILS Conference
Assessing College- and Career-Readiness: Goals and approaches
Sept. 26, 2013 (8:30am-5:00pm), Sept. 27 (8:30am-12:00 noon)
Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA
Standards-based K-12 education has refined “proficiency” at high school to focus on “college- and career-readiness.” Key efforts include the implementation of the Common Core State Standards—adopted by over 45 states—and the development of assessments aimed at evaluating students’ “college- and career-readiness.” This Reidy Interactive Lecture series features noted authorities interacting with conference participants the latest thinking about critical issues in assessing college- and career-readiness, including: To what degree can “college-readiness” and “career-readiness” be assessed with the same assessment? How can assessments be validated that claim to assess “college- and career-readiness”? To what extent should assessments under development by SBAC and PARCC differ from the well-known ACT and SAT tests? What might a state consider when evaluating possible score comparability between the state high school test and other alternatives?