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Friday, August 9 • 8:00am - 11:15am
Common Assessments: The Key to Uncommon Results for Student and Teacher Learning

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The secret is out: Common formative assessments are the key to improving student learning! Formative assessments are powerful when teams of teachers create common assessments then share and discuss the results. This collaborative process leads to a dramatic increase in student learning and improved teaching practices. Participants will walk away with proven tools and information to effectively use common assessments across grade levels and departments and illustrates practical strategies for implementing and using assessments to substantially improve student and adult learning. Participants in this session: 1) Examine the benefits of using common assessment as a grade level or department, 2) Learn the process for creating useful and valid common assessments, 3) Understand the balance between formative and summative assessments, 4) Gain formative assessment tools to increase student and adult learning, 5) Discover quick and easy ways to look at data.

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Dennis King

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Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →

  General Pedagogy, PLC
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2