The New Accountability: Lessons in Student Learning and School Quality from Massachusetts
April 10, 2019, 8:00 – 11:30 am
Campus Center at UMass Boston 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
School quality and student learning are too complex to be captured by any single test score. Reflecting the full measure of schools and student learning requires a new approach. Join us for the second annual MCIEA forum, where we will explore early lessons from the districts and schools participating in the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment. Hear from teachers designing meaningful and relevant performance assessments and see how districts are using multiple measures of school quality to improve student learning, school culture, and community engagement.
I feel really passionately about the goals of MCIEA, particularly that there are multiple ways to assess our students. I know that I’ve seen in my classroom, time and time again, that students can demonstrate mastery of standards in many, many ways. MCIEA is working to help people understand that there are different ways for students to show their mastery, whether it be through performance assessments or different means of expression. I think that there is a powerful goal.
Jennifer O'Reilly at Rumney Marsh Academy in Revere