Strong assessment practices are built from objectives that are authentic and appropriate to individual programs and students. Planning for Quality 103 will address methods for providing evidence of learning through student assessment.
This institute will provide the following:
- Training on rigorous assessment tools and the ways they can be tailored to individual types of activities such as a field trip or long-term residency
- Tools for addressing assessment skepticism and distinguishing between formative and summative assessment strategies to identify and collect appropriate data through holistic and analytic rubrics
- Tools for making qualitative judgments and subsequently quantifying those qualities
- Insights from organizations that created and implemented successful assessment tools for a variety of different program types and purposes
Who should attend?
Executive directors, program staff, development staff and teaching artists.
This Institute is the third in a series of six. Completion of Planning for Quality 101 and 102 is highly recommended or:
- knowledge of basic assessment and evaluation vocabulary and concepts used in schools
- an understanding of the difference between student assessment and program evaluation
- experience in communicating objectives and outcomes to stakeholders