2014 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series

Assessment in the Classroom – Bringing It All Together

Thursday, September 18th


7:30amRegistration & Breakfast
8:30amWelcome to the 2014 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series
Brian Gong, Center for Assessment
8:45amOpening Presentation
Charlie DePascale

Building a Teacher Centered View of the Use of Assessment Data
Janice Kooken, University of Connecticut
9:15amMorning Break
9:30amBuilding a Culture and Capacity for Assessment Use
Elena Diaz-Bilello
Jeri Thompson

Making a Difference in Districts and Schools
Is It Too Much to Ask to Know What You Know?
Lisa Augustin, Director of Assessment Pittsburgh Public Schools
Thompson Middle School
Jamie Crowley, Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI
Student Learning Objectives in Denver Public Schools
Steve Lehman, Denver Public Schools
Achievement Network
Ron Sandlin, Achievement Network

Creating the Infrastructure to Support Assessment Use
Bringing it All Together: Informing Practice with Research
Karin Hess, Center for Assessment
National Council on Teacher Quality
Sandi Jacobs, National Center for Teacher Quality
Building Blocks for Effective Data Use in Classrooms
Supplement to “Building Blocks for Effective Data Use in Classrooms”

Peter McWalters
1:00pmExpanding our View of Assessment and its Uses
Scott Marion

Assessment – Student Learning – Teacher Practice
Informative Assessment
Karen Barton, Discovery Education
Performance Assessment as a Source of Instructionally Useful Information
Laurie Gagnon, Center for Collaborative Education
Analysis of Students’ Learning and Evaluation of Assessment Tool
Analysis of Student Work Chart
Catherine Taylor, Measured Progress

Envisioning and Designing Comprehensive Assessment Systems
What’s in a scaled score?
Laurie Borkon, Renaissance Learning
Informative Assessment
Laura Greenstein, Assessment Network & University of New Haven
Connecting Student Accountability and Instructionally Supportive Assessment
Ellen Hume-Howard, Sanborn Regional School District (NH)
An opportunity for conference attendees to obtain more information about
exemplars or resources shared on the conference website and to interact with
presenters in a round-table format.
3:30pmAfternoon Break
3:45pmDesigning Data and Information Systems
Damian Betebenner 
Christy Schneider

Providing Timely and Relevant Feedback and Information Capturing Data and Producing Information in the 21st Century Classroom
Building Open Data Pipelines
Mark Angel, Renaissance Learning
5:30-6:30pmRILS Reception
An opportunity for folks to gather an mingle before heading out to dinner on your
own at one of the many fine restaurants in downtown Portsmouth within walking
distance of the hotel.

Friday, September 19th

7:30amInformal Breakfast Table Discussions on Topics of Interest
– Considering Peer Review Guidelines for the Common Core Assessments
– Student Learning Objectives (SLO)
– Learning Progressions and Assessment in the Classroom
– Plans for Validating Educator Evaluation Systems
9:00amBringing it all Together
Innovation Jam
Led by:
Joe Johnston, Universal Mind
David Fik, Universal Mind
11:45amClosing Remarks
12:00pmAdjourn to Lunch