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Giving Meaning to Test Scores
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dianne Henderson, Vice President of Psychometrics, Research, and Learning Science, Renaissance; with Gene Kerns, Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
Sponsored by Renaissance®
As digital assessments and online platforms become the norm, education leaders have access to more data than ever before—and face a new set of challenges. How do you ensure you’re accurately assessing students and effectively interpreting the results? And how do you integrate this data to provide actionable information to improve teaching and learning?
If you’ve ever wished for an expert’s insight on these critical questions, this research-driven edWebinar is for you. Dr. Dianne Henderson, a psychometrician experienced in innovative test design, puts the science of assessment into meaningful terms for today’s education leaders. Watch this recorded session to explore:
- How technology has changed assessment from the days of pencil and paper
- Essentials for interpreting, integrating, and acting on different kinds of assessment results
- How test format and length (number of items) can affect the reliability and validity of data
- What the future holds for assessment—and what this means for your district
All K12 administrators and educators interested in learning ways to give meaning to test scores should watch to this session. Lead teachers as well as building and district administrators responsible for analyzing data and assessments will also benefit from watching this recorded edWebinar.
About the Presenters
Dr. Dianne Henderson is Vice President of Psychometrics, Research, and Learning Science at Renaissance. She has extensive experience creating innovative solutions for educational assessment and measurement, including formative, interim, and summative assessments. Dr. Henderson earned her PhD in educational psychology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Gene Kerns, Ed.D., is Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, K12 assessments, and educational standards. He is a third-generation educator with teaching experience from elementary through the university level, as well as K12 administrative experience. He is co-author of the new book Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise (Teachers College Press, 2017).
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