Quality Assessment Practices

Quality classroom assessment practices renew a focus on day-to-day, minute-by-minute learning that improves student outcomes. Through formative assessment practices, students know where they are in their learning, where they need to go and how to get there. Teachers have information they need to inform their next instructional steps, and families have more useful information to know how their student is doing in school.

Current Opportunities:

Classroom Embedded Performance Assessment: Wondering about assessment in comprehensive or hybrid distance learning? In this 9-week virtual learning community (VLC) members will learn about performance assessments and rubrics, create or revise a quality performance assessment, implement it with students, and reflect on the process to inform instruction. Members can earn up to 29 PDUs and 1 graduate credit and work towards completing the micro-credential, "Classroom Embedded Performance Assessment".

This VLC is open to all members and is relevant for those teaching remotely or in a physical classroom. Most participation is asynchronous, at your own convenience, during the nine weeks. To be successful in this VLC, plan on participating at least two hours each week. There will be seven live sessions on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. The recordings of those sessions are available for viewing for those who can't make the live session.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate/Advanced

  • September 21 - November 20, 2020. REGISTRATION IS FULL

Click here to learn more about micro-credentials.

Past Opportunities:

Regional Seminar Series-

Douglas County:


Portland Area:

Descriptive Feedback for Student Learning: In this virtual learning community, educator demonstrates an understanding of the characteristics of effective feedback, as well as how learners will access and use descriptive feedback to improve their learning. Opportunity to earn a micro-credential, up to 28 PDUs and 1 graduate credit available.

  • Sept. 30-Nov. 15

Learning Targets to Establish Success Criteria and Engage Students: Educator uses learning targets to create a shared vision for learning expectations, to establish success criteria, and to engage students in the intended learning. Opportunity to earn a micro-credential, up to 28 PDUs and 1 graduate credit available.

  • Jan. 6-Feb. 21