Dr. Tom Buffett, Managing Director, Michigan Principals Fellowship & Coaches Institute, MSU
Ms. Jeanene Hurley, Human Resource Developer Specialist, MDE
Dr. Melinda Mangin, Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, MSU
Ms. Marilyn Roberts, Director of Special Populations Assessment, MDE
Ms. Virginia Winters, Consultant, Instructional Services, Wayne County RESA
1:00 -1:30 PM Introduction & Overview - Dr. Tom Buffett
Purpose: When we think about assessing student learning, what is it that our students experience? What needs to be transparent for students to succeed in their learning? Where does assessment fit it? At the beginning of your journey, you will experience assessment from the learner’s point of view. Since students are the reason schools exist, what‘s important for them to understand?
1:30 - 2:00 PM Policy Perspective on Formative Assessment - Dr. Don Peurach, Professor of Educational Administration, MSU
Purpose: What does our educational history reveal about how educators have traditionally thought about “measuring student learning?” In this segment, you will explore some of the assessment paradigms that have been held by the educational community and how new ways of thinking about assessment are impacting the way we teach our students.
2:00 - 2:30 PM Perspectives on Assessment - Dr. Melinda Mangin
Purpose: We turn our attention to what you shared with us about your knowledge, understanding and experience with assessment. We will take some time to reflect on our collective responses and engage in an activity that will facilitate your thinking about assessment in a variety of ways. Our premise is that how assessment is used will determine whether it is formative or summative. What might be the implications of that belief? Let’s explore!
2:30 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 3:05 PM Video of Students Doing/Using Assessment - Jeanene Hurley & Marilyn Roberts
Purpose: The use of both formative and summative assessments demonstrates the important of the use of a balanced assessment system. Let’s take a look at how multiple users gain insight into what students are learning. How does assessment help the various stakeholders gain a perspective that allows them to participate effectively and powerful in the learning of all students? We will examine the types of information gained from assessment from multiple perspectives: teacher, student, parent, and educator.
3:05 - 3:30 PM School Leader Perspective - Jeanene Hurley & Marilyn Roberts
Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning - Kerry Dallas, Forest Hills School District
3:30 - 4:00 PM External Support for Schools & Teachers in Using Formative Assessments - Ann Mully, Assessment Consultant, WRESA
Purpose: How do external educational partners support the effective use of assessment in schools? In this segment, you will have the opportunity to explore how Wayne RESA supports and builds the capacity of teachers to effectively use assessment. The underlying premise is that teachers, who interact with children regularly, need the skills, knowledge and time to effectively utilized assessment data in order to improve instruction. Our guest speaker will share with you the developmental path taken to bring classroom assessment literacy and practices to all Wayne County classrooms.
4:00 - 4:30 PM Formative Assessment in Michigan & Other States - Marilyn Roberts
Purpose: As we grapple with the challenge and the public mandate to raise local, state, and national results in student achievement, how has Michigan and other states responded to the need to support the effective use of assessment. It’s important to explore what’s being done here and across the nation. We will take some time to get an update on the “assessment scene” and to make available to you resources for additional learning and exploration.
4:30 - 5:00 PM Application Exercise Dr. - Tom Buffett
Ms. Kerry Dallas, Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Dr. Don Peurach, Professor of Educational Administration, College of Education, MSU
Ms. Ann Mully, Assessment Consultant, Wayne County RESA