Bringing Educators, Leaders, and Policymakers Together
Events for the passionate changemakers working to improve educational assessment and accountability.
Great work is never done alone. Our events provide an open space for great discussion, idea sharing, collaboration, and inspiration among a wide range of leaders, thinkers, and practitioners in the field – all with a shared commitment to improving outcomes for students.
Through-year assessment is enjoying a surge of attention. More than a dozen states are designing, piloting, or implementing versions of this assessment model to replace their current end-of-year summative tests for accountability. Through-year programs may provide benefits, but will also demand significant tradeoffs. In this webinar, Center President Scott Marion, and Senior Associates Carla Evans, […]
The last few years have produced a groundswell of interest in improving our school accountability systems. COVID-related school closures and a national reckoning with systemic racism have added urgency to calls for accountability reform. We don’t refute calls for sweeping reform. But it’s also important to take action right now to improve accountability systems. In […]
The Brian Gong Colloquium
This annual colloquium is named in honor of Brian Gong, the Center's Co-Founder and former Executive Director. Our aspiration for this internal event is to foster the intellectual curiosity, innovative thinking, and respectful discourse that Brian models. Our staff focuses on a topic that may be outside of their expertise but is likely to have a significant impact in our field of work. We spend one year gathering information on the topic, and we invite experts to join us for the colloquium to share information and engage in discussions.