What Use is Educational Assessment?

The NAEd and the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) held a workshop of paper writers and discussants addressing the uses of educational assessment which will culminate in a May 2019 edition of the AAPSS The ANNALS. The workshop aimed to provide an updated account of the status of assessment in American schools as a foundation for improved policy thinking in the decades ahead.
Michael Feuer, James Pellegrino, and Amy Berman will co-edit The ANNALS volume. With attention to key policy, organizational, and technological developments affecting educational assessment, the volume will focus on the topics listed below and will incorporate feedback from each of the coinciding panels.  

Workshop on Educational Assessments


Panel 1: The History of Assessments in American Education

Testing in the United States: PK-12 Education
Maris Vinovskis, University of Michigan

Testing in the United States: Higher Education
Michael Nettles, Princeton University

Discussants
Douglas Reed, Georgetown University
Bill Trent, University of Illinois

Panel 2: Assessments for System Monitoring

The US Example
Erin Fahle, Stanford University
Benjamin Shear, University of Colorado
Kenneth Shores, University of Pennsylvania

International Comparisons
Henry Braun, Boston College
Judith Singer, Harvard University

Discussant
Jack Buckley, American Institutes for Research

Panel 3: Assessments for System Accountability

Testing, Accountability, and School Improvement
Susanna Loeb, Brown University
Erika Nakamatsu Byun, Stanford University

Testing, Accountability, and the American Economy
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University

Discussant
Richard Murnane, Harvard University

Panel 4: Assessments for Selection and Placement

The Role of Admissions Tests
Rebecca Zwick, UC Santa Barbara

Diagnosis and Placement
Jennifer Frey, George Washington University

Discussants
Bill Trent, University of Illinois
Maggie McLaughlin, University of Maryland, College Park

Panel 5: Assessments for Classroom Teaching and Learning

Classroom Assessment to Support Teaching and Learning
Lorrie Shepard, University of Colorado Boulder

Discussant
Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University

Panel 6, Part 1: Toward the Future: Advances in the Science of Measurement and Cognition

Advances in Measurement and Cognition
Robert Mislevy, Educational Testing Service

Assessing Complex Patterns
Knut Neumann, IPN Germany
Heike Theyßen, University of Duisburg-Essen
Horst Schecker, Universität Bremen

Discussant
Scott Marion, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

Panel 6, Part 2: Toward the Future: Advances in the Science of Measurement and Cognition

A Use-Case of a Research-Practice Partnership in Science Education
William Penuel, University of Colorado
Douglas Watkins, Denver Public Schools

Complex Performances in Digital Environments
John Behrens, Pearson
Kristen DiCerbo, Pearson
Peter Foltz, Pearson

Discussants
Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University
Katie McMillan Culp, New York Hall of Science

Panel 7: Policy Implications

Carl Cohn, Claremont Graduate University
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania

Contact


Amy Berman, Deputy Director

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