Assessment For Learning
This community focuses on assessment strategies for your classroom. By the end you will have a tool box of student-centered formative assessment options that will not only guide your teaching, but help your students achieve their goals. Furthermore, you will gain leadership skills as this program follows a teacher-led facilitation model, where you will be trained as a teacher leader at regional cohort meetings and then you will bring the program back to your local colleagues by running study groups.
The 2018 Assessment for Learning Community will have 5 evening meetings and 1 release day during the 2018-19 school year. Locations are TBD with options to connect digitally.
Meeting Dates: September 26, October 24, January 23, February 27, March 20, March 26 & 28 (Snow dates), April 9 (Release Day).
Assessment for Learning in STEM and Beyond is a year-long professional development program created by Dr. Jeff Beaudry and Dr. Anita Stewart-McCafferty from the University of Southern Maine in collaboration with the Maine Center for Research at the University of Maine exclusively for the Maine STEM Partnership at the RiSE Center professional learning community.
Classroom teachers must rely on a strong foundation of research-based ideas, strategies and models for teaching and learning that make explicit connections to assessment literacy in order to promote student success. Regardless of the policy (teacher evaluation or proficiency-based education) or model of teaching we suggest that there are core concepts in assessment literacy, five (5) standards of high quality assessment (Chappuis, Stiggins, Chappuis, and Arter, 2012) accompanied by seven (7) strategies of assessment for learning.