TASA, in cooperation with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), hosted a special summit for members of the TASA School Transformation Network (STN) and other district leaders interested in next-generation assessment and accountability on November 30, 2016, in Georgetown.

At the Summit, superintendents and other school leaders heard from a panel of experts on effective practices in student assessment and accountability. They examined the changing role of assessment in our schools, what research tells us about community-based accountability, and what district leaders need to be ready to talk about concerning state and local accountability as it relates to student assessment (including the pitfalls of A-F rating systems).

Presentations included:

Making Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter – Matt Chapman, CEO, NWEA

Perspectives on Next-Generation Assessment and Accountability – Doug Christensen, Professor of Leadership, Doane University, and Emeritus Commissioner of Education, State of Nebraska  and John Tanner, founder and executive director, Test Sense

The Connection Between Accountability and Engagement  George Thompson, President, The Schlechty Center

Reframing Accountability: For What and to Whom? – Panel Discussion on Community-Based Accountability with Christensen, Tanner, and John Horn of The Schlechty Center