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Developing Balanced Assessment Systems is not being offered as a national institute in 2013. If you are interested in bringing this workshop to your school or district, please call us at 1.877.637.1604 or email us at



Developing Balanced Assessment Systems

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This institute takes local school district leadership teams through an analysis of the conditions needed for designing balanced, high-quality assessment systems. The presenter will share a vision of excellence in assessment that centers on three big ideas: the meaning and importance of balanced assessment, quality assessment and assessment for learning. They will then map a route in the form of seven assessment actions local leaders can take to make this vision a reality.

Participants will conduct a self-evaluation for their school/district in which they determine the extent to which they have taken or still need to take these seven essential actions:

  1. Balance their local assessment systems
  2. Continue the process of refining their academic achievement standards
  3. Assure the quality of assessments throughout their local system
  4. Turn the learners into the assessors during their learning
  5. Provide students with continuous access to descriptive feedback during learning
  6. Motivate students by relying on success at learning versus intimidation
  7. Promote assessment literacy at all levels throughout the system

To register by phone, please call 1.800.348.4474, option 2

Who Should Attend:

The institute is designed for building and district administrators and other school leaders who have responsibilities relating to local assessment systems. We encourage participants to attend with at least one or two colleagues, as opportunities for team discussion and planning are provided throughout the institute.


$225 per attendee for 1-day institutes

Included with each registration fee, all registered institute attendees receive:

  • Significant lodging discounts through the Pearson preferred hotel rate system
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch each day of the institute

All registered participants receive a copy of the new third edition of Pearson ATI's book Assessment Balance and Quality: An Action Guide for School Leaders by Steve Chappuis, Carol Commodore and Rick Stiggins. This book includes a DVD and a CD-ROM containing activities that facilitate individual or group learning by extending the ideas presented in the book.