Performance-based Assessments for Teaching and Learning

Sunny Deye 3/8/2018
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Performance-based Assessments for Teaching and Learning

Performance-based assessments are key to competency-based education systems, in which student learning progresses based on mastery of content rather than passage of time. In a competency-based education system, students understand learning objectives and also know what they must “know and show” to be proficient. If a student does not demonstrate adequate proficiency to advance, they must be provided with supports and interventions that help them fill the gaps in their knowledge and skills.

Hear from assessment and accountability expert Scott Marion from the Center for Assessment, the lead technical partner and key policy advisor for New Hampshire’s innovative assessment and accountability pilot, Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE). Explore how New Hampshire is ensuring the quality and rigor of PACE performance assessments and designing methods for evaluating the comparability of student results across districts, and consider how state policymakers might pursue both richer assessments and intentionally coherent assessment systems.

Sponsored by the NCSL Student-Centered Learning Commission, with generous support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, this webinar will provide an overview of performance-based assessments for teaching and learning for state legislators and state legislative staff.

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  • Sunny Deye, Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures


  • Scott Marion, Executive Director, Center for Assessment