Creating sustainable and scalable approaches for enhancing educators’ assessment literacy: Assessment literacy leaders in Indiana (ALL IN)

This was a roundtable session I organized on assessment literacy efforts across the country. The other collaborators on this submission were from the Michigan Assessment Consortium, The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, and the Colorado Department of Education.

*Andrews, C. D., Rutkowski, D., Rutkowski, L., & Canbolat, Y. (2019). Creating sustainable and scalable approaches for enhancing educators’ assessment literacy: Assessment literacy leaders in Indiana (ALL IN). Paper presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Special Conference on Classroom Assessment, Boulder, CO (Sept. 18-19, 2019).

Abstract

Assessment Literacy Leaders in Indiana (ALLIN) is a pilot project at Indiana University aiming to improve educators’ standardized assessment literacy. Presenters will discuss the assessment literacy standards and associated curriculum, which was partly based on survey results from over 1000 Indiana educators on their self-evaluated understanding of educational measurement and assessment concepts. The project is currently partnered with school corporations in Indiana to deliver professional development workshops and online modules. IU researchers will present their plan to tailor and refine the curriculum to best meet the needs of educators. Presenters will also discuss important insights for capacity building, sustainability, and for scaling up the curriculum and workshops for a wider distribution.