HQSD & Assessment Literacy

Connections to OTES 2.0 for Leaders and HQSD Teams

About this Workshop...

This session will make connections between High-Quality Student Data (HQSD) as it is used OTES 2.0 and the essential components of assessment design. Participants will explore the following topics:

  • How High-Quality Data supports OTES 2.0

  • The importance of beginning assessment design with a clear purpose

  • The importance of starting with clear and specific learning targets to be assessed

  • The ways to increase validity and reliability of instruments

  • How to review individual items for bias

  • Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and how it relates to item design and selection

  • How to examine and design individual items for alignment to content, skills and cognitive rigor

Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning to inform education-related decisions. The impact of decisions relies on the quality of the evidence gathered, which in turn, depends on the quality of the assessment and associated practices used to gather it. Educators who are assessment literate understand how to gather dependable evidence and how to use it productively to support or verify student growth and/or achievement.


This session will be a virtual format via Zoom and presented by ODE Consultant, Apryl Ealy as a "Train the Trainer" opportunity. All presentation materials will be shared and can be used for building and district training.

Workshop Details:

Suggested Audience: District and/or Building Leaders, HQSD District Teams, or anyone who wants to learn more about the OTES 2.0 HQSD component and connections to Assessment Literacy.

Presenter: Apryl Ealy, ODE Consultant


Thursday, April 22 2021

9:00 - 11:00 AND 12:30 - 2:00 (The content will be delivered over 3.5 hours broken up into two sessions)

Click here to register: https://forms.gle/vv6nk5CD6BM2CQgC6


Contact Hour certificates will be provided for full participation in both live sessions on April 22, 2021.


This session is FREE for all staff members from NPESC's member districts.


Contact Andrea Smith at asmith@npesc.org with any questions.