September 27th – 28th, 2018
Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center
100 Deer Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
In recent years, assessment and accountability have become charged terms to many. How did we get to this point and what can be done? How do we make good on the Center’s mission to improve student learning through more meaningful assessment and accountability practices. There's no doubt that we have learned a lot over the past 20 years about designing and implementing high quality assessment and accountability systems. However, as a field, we must do more to develop the perceived and real utility of these systems to improve outcomes for all students.
The 2018 RILS program will focus on supporting the Center’s mission to leverage assessment and accountability as part of efforts to increase student learning. In particular, we will identify strategies to design and implement systems that promote equity, defined as improving outcomes for student who are traditionally underserved. We will reflect on but not be constrained by prior practices. Our hope is to understand the pitfalls, build on the best ideas, and identify new directions to realize the promise of assessment and accountability as key pieces in an overall strategy to improve student achievement.