Join the "Purpose and Use of Assessment" Webinars in March

Discussion created by jane.nuessen@nwea.org on Feb 26, 2018

Looking at various types of assessment and their purposes, particularly as they relate to the decisions all stakeholders in the educational ecosystem need or want to make can be daunting. Figuring out what people know and believe before you start has some advantages to informing conversations and learning opportunities. Join us for this two-part series focused on different assessment types, their purposes and uses.

Register for the webinars here.


Multiple Measures Matter

            Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018

            Time: 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

            Duration: 1 hour

            Speaker:  Leslie Noonan - NWEA Professional Development Consultant

What do teachers and leaders across the nation think about different types of assessment? This session allows participants to compare local ideas related to different types of assessment with those gathered from a national survey. How do you use, interpret, and communicate assessments and their results compared with stakeholders nationally? Leave with some questions you may want to use in your context to start or deepen conversations about assessment.

Session Outcome

  • Explore assessment beliefs of educational stakeholders regarding different types of assessments


What Assessment and Why

            Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

            Time: 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

            Duration: 1 hour

            Speaker:  Leslie Noonan - NWEA Professional Development Consultant

How can you use assessment to influence and support learning? What are the different types of assessment you should know about? How can you use these assessments effectively? This session explores the purpose of different types of assessment and considers how different audiences (students, teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) use – and should use – the information gained.

Session Outcomes

  • Define “assessment” and describe how information is used
  • Describe different types of assessments and their purposes


            Register for the webinars here.




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