TextProject is inviting you to attend a virtual institute on Assessments for the Common Core State Standards. The institute focuses on the new assessments that will be administered in grades 3 to 12 in the majority of American states, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Presentations at an institute on this topic at the International Reading Association (2013) were videotaped with generous funding from the National Center for Literacy Education/National Council of Teachers of English. The presenters included the primary architect of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (David Coleman), leaders in national assessment and reform efforts (P. David Pearson, Peter Afflerbach, & Karen Wixson), and leaders in national projects on the assessment and instruction of English Learners (David Francis & Kenji Hakuta).
TextProject’s Virtual Institute on CCSS Assessments ensures that educators have these presentations available to use in professional development. Beginning in the first week of July of 2013, we will be releasing videotaped presentations from the Institute on the TextProject YouTube channel. By the end of the summer of 2013, all six of the presentations will be available. PowerPoints of presentations (if part of a presentation) are already available. A Frankly Freddy column, in which Freddy Hiebert summarizes her interpretations of a presentation’s primary themes, will accompany the release of each video.
2 July 2013
View and read a summary of David Coleman's presention.
9 July 2013
View and read a summary of P. David Pearson's presention.
25 July 2013
View and read a summary of David Francis's presention.
31 October 2013
View and read a summary of Kenji Hakuta's presention.
16 July 2013
View and read a summary of Peter Afflerbach's presention.