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TEACHERS HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT ASSESSMENT
We are pleased to announce the release of a new report, The Assessment Story Project: What We Learned from Teachers Sharing Their Experiences with Literacy Assessment. This report shares the views of more than 530 English and language arts, reading, and writing teachers in K–12 schools and higher education, which were gathered over several months in the spring of 2015 via an online survey. It serves as a voice of and guide for the profession—and as useful information for state and federal policymakers and school system leaders as they consider changes to large-scale testing systems.
The report was developed by an Assessment Task Force convened by NCTE and led byKathleen Blake Yancey. Based on the analysis of the teacher responses to the Assessment Story Project, the task force reached two important conclusions: (1) teachers are essential to the literacy assessment process, yet their voices are not being heard in the design, development, and implementation of assessment systems; and (2) many teachers already have multifaceted, effective assessments in place that make many of the externally mandated, standardized assessments unnecessary. Read more…
THREE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN TOGETHER
As the school year ramps up, so do the learning opportunities for NCTE members!
FREE Live Web Seminars: This year NCTE will feature monthly Web seminars hosted by experts in the field. The first event, Exploring Intersections between Digital and Disciplinary Literacy: Leveraging Synergies for Deeper Learning, happens Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Register
CEL Regional Institute, Bowling Green, KY, Sept. 30: During this one-day institute filled with interactive sessions, literacy leaders from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio will come together to network and discuss innovative ways to engage with, advocate for, and propel forward our practice.Register
2016 Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 17-20: Explore the theme “Faces of Advocacy” through more than 600 individual sessions, speaking events with some of the most profound voices of our time, and the opportunity to learn alongside more than 6,000 passionate educators. Register
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