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This new two-part training on formative assessment, developed by Andy Nash, Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, prepares instructors to create and use formative assessment as part of daily standards-based instruction.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Reading teachers at all levels

Part 2 of this content-based training, facilitated by reading content expert Joan Schottenfeld, focuses on applying what you learned in Part 1 about standards-based formative assessment to your own English language arts lessons. In this session, you will use a guiding process to create formative assessments that address both the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and your own lesson objectives. You are expected to bring a real lesson for which you would like to develop a formative assessment tool or process, and to report a month later on its implementation. 

Part 1 is a prerequisite to attending Part 2. Part 1 will be held on February 8, 2018, and you must register for Part 1 separately HERE.

To register for Part 2, select the Register tab above.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Develop CCRSAE-aligned formative assessment tools and processes for reading
    Create unit- or lesson-specific formative assessments that provide information on what students know and can do
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Quinsigamond Community College -
670 West Boylston Street-Room B03A, Administration Building
Worcester, MA 01606
United States

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