Making Progress on Essential Standards and Assessment Reforms
WestEd/CRESST Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center
As part of a series of WestEd-sponsored webinars related to education goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in conjunction with the Comprehensive Center system, Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of the WestEd/CRESST Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center, will describe innovative state-level strategies to define, develop, and benchmark (nationally and internationally) rigorous college/career-ready core standards. These strategies include considerations for English learners, students with disabilities, and low-performing students.
Rabinowitz will also discuss implications of such standards for high-quality assessment systems that are aligned and balanced. He will highlight:
- evidence-based principles and best practices for rigor and quality that states cannot afford to ignore, with special attention to subgroups of students at risk for academic failure,
- methods to ensure proper articulation, PK-13, within and across content areas,
- approaches to identify and integrate content knowledge and essential skills,
- examples from states that are adhering to best practices,
- how state policies and strategies based on best practices will play out whether the state is working alone, part of a regional consortium, or linking to a national core.
WestEd is offering this webinar as part of series of free webinars related to the education goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The series includes:
- Early Head Start: Providing a Quality Comprehensive Program for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families:
- Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools: Resources from Doing What Works
- Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
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