Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL)
Link to registration coming soon
Oregon Department of Education in collaboration with WestEd and Understanding Language - Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (UL-SCALE) invite you to participate in Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL), a free one-day face-to-face professional development event. BEAL professional development events will be conducted by a team of Oregon educators who were trained by WestEd and UL-SCALE.
This project will draw on Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium performance tasks. During the professional development events, participants will be engaged in hand-scoring performance tasks and will consider the implications of the tasks and the student responses for teaching and learning. Participants will work in one of the following four break-out groups:
- Math elementary*
- Math secondary
- ELA/Literacy elementary*
- ELA/Literacy secondary
*Elementary educators are asked to register for either math or ELA/Literacy
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about performance assessments, how they assess college and career readiness, and how they support a balanced assessment system.
- Use Smarter Balanced scoring tools and processes to analyze student work and develop a deeper understanding of the performance assessments and the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards
- Begin to plan for all students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate mastery of the Common Core State Standards