Bloomington, Minn. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011
This week Pearson is launching a series of webinars designed to help states and districts navigate the transition from paper-and-pencil to online assessments. These webinars are one more component in the company’s overall campaign to help states make the transition from paper-and-pencil to online assessments by 2014.
The series is designed to walk participants, step by step, through Considerations for Next Generation Assessments: A Roadmap to 2014, a comprehensive guide for making the transition, released by Pearson earlier this year. In the Thursday, Oct. 6, workshop, Step 1: “Conducting a Needs Analysis,” and Step 2: “Developing a Transition Strategy,” Pearson’s director of Online and Technology Implementation Bryan Bleil will be joined by Ellen Strain-Seymour, Ph.D., the company’s director of Digital Content Development, to teach participants how to evaluate the tools and resources they already have available and create a detailed strategy, action plan and timeline for initiating or expanding online testing. The webinar will be held from 1-2 p.m. CT. To participate, register here.
Other components, such as white papers and a video series, illustrating Pearson’s commitment to helping states transition to online assessments and increase personalized learning for all students, are featured on a special website, Next Generation Assessments. The second webinar in the series, Step 3: “Ensuring Operability,” Step 4: “Communicating Proactively” and Step 5: “Anticipating Ongoing Change,” is scheduled for Nov. 1, 1-2 p.m. CT.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearsonassessments.com.
For more information: Adam Gaber, Pearson, 800-745-8489 / adam(dot)gaber(at)pearson(dot)com / @apgaber (twitter)