Why you should attend

In a new and challenging world of distance and blended learning, teachers and families are doing all that they can to facilitate student success. Initial analysis of fall performance for grades 3–8 suggests that the effort is paying off, though there is unfinished learning in math and a sizeable amount of missing data, especially for underserved students.

With this in mind, how can assessment results inform interventions and equitable allocation of resources and funding? What is the role of remote testing? Should state summative tests be administered this spring?

Join our esteemed panel for a lively discussion of these questions from the perspectives of research, policy, and practice.

Who should attend

  • State leaders
  • Policymakers
  • Think tank leaders
  • District leaders

Learning outcomes

  • The role of high-quality assessment data in supporting education equity
  • Why “missing” assessment data—and other contextual data—matter
  • Best practices to support a successful remote testing experience and trustworthy data
  • Strategies to apply assessment insights to instructional and operational decisions
  • Policy considerations to support student-centered use of district and state assessment results

Note: This webinar will not cover training and support for administering remote MAP® assessments. Please visit our remote testing support page for additional information.

All registrants will receive a link to a recording of the session.

This discussion will be moderated by Aaliyah Samuel, EdD, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Partnerships, NWEA.

Aaliyah Samuel
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Partnerships, NWEA

Jennifer O’Neal Schiess
Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz
Senate President Pro Tempore and Education Committee Chair, New Jersey State Senate

Nate Jensen, PhD
Director, Center for School and Student Progress, NWEA

Tiffany Arce
Assistant Director, Curriculum and Instruction, North East Independent School District, Texas

Jennifer Gutierrez
Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, North East Independent School District, Texas

Assessing student learning in the “new normal”