As an expert on assessments, Jay McTighe’s standards-based test writing rubric is a valuable tool for all educators working to measure student achievement and the effectiveness of standards.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a webinar with education expert Jay McTighe showing how to use state standard-based test writing rubrics to align any test to new state standards. To help educators in this task, McTighe’s model gives a simple, replicable blueprint for creating standards-aligned assessments with the standards-based test writing rubric.
“Finding a way to map assessments to state standards is crucial in order to accurately measure the effectiveness of a state’s standards and students’ preparation towards college and career,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “As an expert on assessments, Jay McTighe’s standards-based test writing rubric is a valuable tool for all educators working to measure student achievement and the effectiveness of standards.”
Participants in McTighe’s webinar will get the following guides to help with standards-based test writing:
- Specific instructions and guidelines for creating performance assessment tasks
- Video interviews with teachers planning their own performance assessment tasks
- Video demonstrations of real classrooms successfully implementing standards-aligned tests
- Rubrics for grading, assessment, and a standards-based test writing rubric
The webinar will be held Thursday, December 5, at 3:00 pm EST.
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