Accountability and Assessments to Support Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

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Accountability doesn’t have to be something done to students and teachers – and authentic systems of assessments really can tie accountability to student-centered teaching and learning while ensuring essential guard-rails for equity. Want to know how? Watch this lively conversation between policy thought leaders and practitioners about rethinking accountability for the future.

Accountability doesn’t have to be something done to students and teachers – and authentic systems of assessments really can tie accountability to student-centered teaching and learning while ensuring essential guard-rails for equity. Want to know how? Watch this lively conversation between policy thought leaders and practitioners about rethinking accountability for the future.

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Panel Topics

 

  • What kinds of systems of assessments best support student-centered learning?
  • How can authentic assessments fit into an accountability framework?
  • What are the essential design elements to ensure equity when thinking about new forms of accountability?
  • How do competency education approaches change the conversation around assessments and accountability?

 

About the Speakers

Susan Patrick (moderator) - President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). iNACOL is a nonprofit providing policy advocacy, research on best practices, next generation learning models professional development and networking, publishing national quality standards, driving the emerging field of competency-based, online and blended learning forward.

Maria Worthen - Vice President for Federal and State Policy at iNACOL

Virgel Hammonds - Chief Learning Officer at KnowledgeWorks

Lillian Pace - Senior Director of National Policy at Knowledge Works

John Marschhausen, Ph.D. - Superintendent at Hilliard City School District, Columbus, Ohio

Mary Graham - 8th grade language arts teacher at Creston Middle School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Additional Resources from iNacol and KnowledgeWorks

Competency-based education resources

State policy framework for scaling personalized education

District conditions for personalized education

Ten pathways for transforming learning

Speakers

Moderated by Susan Patrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of iNACOL

Download Takeaway - 5 Questions to Ask Your School and Yourself About Accountability