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Behind the Scenes of Formative Assessments: Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right System in Place

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Behind the Scenes of Formative Assessments: Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right System in Place

Presented by Laine Bradshaw, Ph.D., Vice President of Classroom Solutions, Pearson; and Alisha Natvig, Sr. Product Manager, Pearson

Sponsored by Pearson

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Maybe you love your classroom assessment system or maybe you wish you could find something better. Either way, there are things about what’s under the hood of your system you may not know about. We break down some measurement techniques and assessment practices—typically presented in a technical way—into user-friendly concepts.

This edLeader Panel helps you learn what questions to ask to uncover the information you need to know to select a system that helps your students learn more efficiently and effectively. Knowing the best questions to ask helps you navigate a conversation with your local team creating assessments or your assessment provider to ensure you have a winning system in place for your students, teachers, leaders, and families.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Dr. Laine BradshawAbout the Presenters

Dr. Laine Bradshaw is the vice president of classroom solutions at Pearson. As a tenured associate professor of quantitative methodology in the College of Education at the University of Georgia (UGA), she created Navvy, a student-friendly and learning-focused classroom assessment system, in close collaboration with educators. Navvy leverages proprietary psychometric methods Dr. Bradshaw developed to give short yet reliable, on-demand assessments that celebrate learning achievements and pinpoint student needs. As an author, researcher, and edtech entrepreneur, Dr. Bradshaw was named among UGA’s “40 under 40” alumni for 2021. She has received teaching, research, and community engagement awards from her university, and her scholarship has been recognized through awards from NCME and AERA. Dr. Bradshaw has a Ph.D. in research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics and an M.Ed. in mathematics education. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles in top journals on the topic of diagnostic psychometrics.

Alisha Natvig

Alisha Natvig serves as the product manager for Navvy at Pearson. She’s an experienced product leader who focuses on building and executing product strategies that address real needs and delight customers. Alisha has more than 12 years of experience shaping and delivering high-quality learning and assessment products. Her previous roles include product owner, learning architect, business analyst, and user experience designer. She holds a master’s certificate in business analysis from Auburn University, an MBA from Globe University, and a BS from Iowa State University. She is credentialed as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)® from Scrum Alliance® and a Certified Usability Analyst™ from Human Factors International.

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Pearson

Pearson’s innovative classroom assessment system, Navvy, helps K-12 educators correctly navigate and successfully advance student progress on required learning objectives. Navvy was designed by Laine Bradshaw, PhD, in collaboration with school district leaders and educators who share a vision for supporting the teacher’s ongoing formative-assessment process with trustworthy, timely, standards-level competency diagnoses that are delivered and used in healthy ways for students.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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