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What Are All These Tests? A Recap of What Tests There Are & How Each Works (or Doesn't)!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
There are so many tests available - and your school probably gives most or all of them. They constitute a veritable vegetable soup of acronyms: ERB, CTP-4, CWRA, MAP, PISA, MSA, TESSERA, Panorama, HSSE.
Join former NAIS Head of School and assessment expert Jonathan E. Martin for this fast-paced webinar. We'll tour more than half a dozen of the most interesting, popular, and exciting innovative and alternative assessments of student learning and perceptions of learning. But, recognizing that awareness is less than half the battle, Jonathan will provide a process by which schools can review and select the right array of instruments, and then offer an implementation cycle through which schools can best collect and use evidence of student learning for continuous improvement.
Are you using data and information to improve teaching and learning? This is a look at one data source, the CWRA, and how three schools are using the results to help departments, teachers, and ultimately students improve critical thinking, reading, and writing.
Join us for a presentation of three schools' uses of the CWRA - it may surprise you to see how the results are shaping the classroom experience. Marsha Little (The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA),David Gilbert (Greensboro Day School, Greensboro, NC), and Angela Rasnick (The Webb School, Bell Buckle, TN) share their different experiences with and approaches to the CWRA.
Troy Baker (Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA), Stephen Campbell (Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, TN) and Dave Ostroff (All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, TX) collaborated on a capstone project at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University to investigate the ramifications and unanswered questions from the 2012-13 NAIS Governance Study.
Their five primary findings may surprise you and the metrics they created may energize your thinking. "In an attempt to answer questions regarding linkages between governance structures and institutional outcomes, we created a strategic effectiveness metric to encompass the factors associated with perceptions of board effectiveness and an institutional performance metric that includes factors which are critical to the sustainability of an independent school."
In this SAIS Lunch and Learn, Allen Broyles from the Howard School talks about brains, neuroscience, pedagogy and learning, and discusses ways schools can capitalize on students they may be missing out on.
Grant Lichtman pauses on his journey
Grant Lichtman paused on his incredible journey visiting independent schools across the nation investigating innovation and meaningful ways of changing the dynamic to speak with a group of educational leaders gathered at the SAIS office in Atlanta and from around the region joining virtually.