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  • Topic 1: Overview of Assessment as a Teaching and Learning Tool
    • Description: Session(s) will share philosophy/research on effective formative and summative assessments and their uses with student learning.
    • Objective(s): Participants will develop an understanding of the purpose of various assessments and the many ways to use assessment as a teaching and learning tool.
  • Topic 2: Designing Lessons and Units Through Backward Design
    • Description: Session(s) will focus on how assessment evidence is a crucial component of high quality lesson design.  Assessment is a bridge connecting teaching and learning.
    • Objective(s): Participants will learn the critical attributes of assessment evidence.  Participants will be able to apply practical methods to create or evaluate lessons considering student performance.
  • Topic 3: Designing and Evaluating Student Growth Assessments
    • Description: Session(s) will address the critical components of assessing students’ growth on the learning continuum.  This session will also review the components of the SGO process.
    • Objective(s): Participants will be able to create and/or evaluate assessments appropriate to measure student growth.  Participants will be able to identify/develop assessments that are aligned to learning outcomes and sensitive to show growth.
  • Topic 4: Formative Assessment
    • Description: Session(s) will address the critical attributes of formative assessments and the practical ways to use formative assessment evidence to drive instruction including: identifying assessments, developing checks for understanding, and including the student in the assessment process.
    • Objective(s): Participants will be able to identify the major critical attributes of formative assessments.  Participants will also be able to create or use formative assessments to inform teaching and student learning
  • Topic 5: Using Assessment Information
    • Description: Session(s) will examine how assessment evidence is relevant and useful in PLC conversations.
    • Objective(s): Participants will learn how to examine assessment information to inform instructions and reflect on student performance on curricular outcomes.