Response to Assessment

Results are In- Now What?

with Shannon Harken

Elementary Level: Monday, May 16, 2016

Middle/High Levels: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Event Description

When reviewing and analyzing any assessments: DIBELS, Aimsweb, NWEA, District Constructed, State or National Testing, the POWER is in effective response.

Changes in curriculum and instruction to meet National, State and District Core Standards has asked teachers and leaders to consider:

Why we need assessment data,

What types of data are useful,

How to best use the data to inform and possibly change instruction to assure that students achieve proficiencies.

These changes have also heightened the need to:

Monitor instructional effectiveness,

Fully understand the types of assessment, to

Understand how each type of assessment is represented in best educational practices,

Adjust to new assessment requirements based on competencies, and

Increasingly engage students in monitoring their own progress.

Given these considerations, the Presenter will :

  • Overview the research that informs best practices in assessment;
  • Describe commonly used formative, benchmark and summative assessment practices; and
  • Describe how those practices have ( or have not) been shown to be effective.
  • Look at effective practices in monitoring learning and long term retention of learning and skills;
  • Show to construct assessment data collection and reporting, and
  • Show to be leverage data collection and reports to improve instructional practices, and student engagement .

About the Presenter

Shannon Harken, M.A.Ed., Professional Learning and Leadership Consultant

Shannon Harken, M.A.Ed, began her teaching career in 1991. She has spent her past 15+ years as a school improvement consultant, focusing on the implementation of RtI/MTSS framework and practices. She has co-authored numerous modules and provided professional development to thousands of teachers and leadership teams across the country. Her focus is on making school improvement, practical, reasonable, and doable for educators. In addition to professional development, Shannon spends a majority of her daily work meeting with elementary, middle school, and high schools administrators, leadership teams, and teachers in developing response plans to meet the needs of all students in the building. The lessons she continually learns while in the “school improvement trenches” greatly enhance her work as she strives to assist schools to raise the achievement of all students.

More Details

Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Schedule: 9:00 am-3:30 pm Check in starts at 8:30 am, with networking and continental breakfast.

Working Lunch at SERESC, 12:00 to 12:45 pm

Certificate of Attendance available for 5.5 Contact Hours

Cost: $225.00 per day, per participant; $195.00 early registration- with registration and payment by May 3, 2016. Enter discount code : early*registration.

For member district discount, please see your school district administrator for a code to use when registering online.

Registration Ends on 5/9/16. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.

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