Assessment Center

  • ESTABLISH professional learning of powerful assessment practices
  • BUILD staff evaluation systems to drive quality assessment practices
  • SUPPORT RTI or MTSS best practices at all grade levels

Solution Tree Assessment Center (STAC) On-Site Professional Development

Carefully designed to optimize learning for teachers, coaches, and administrators, our customizable STAC professional development services will help increase your staff’s assessment literacy and boost the hope, efficacy, and achievement of your students. Receive personalized support and guidance from our team of assessment experts as you implement purposeful assessment that fosters student engagement and increases instructional agility.

Where am I on my professional learning journey?

My school is ready to start building expertise with Assessment Center professional development. See one-day services

We need specialized Assessment Center professional learning services to deepen our expertise. See two-four day services

We’re a high-functioning team looking to sustain our Assessment Center expertise, leadership, and achievement. See multi-day services

Your Goal

Building Your Expertise

One‑Day Services

Keynote

Bring a keynote speaker into your school, and inspire your team to take the next steps to improve assessment processes. Our assessment keynotes typically include a presentation delivered by one of our experts as well as a question-and-answer segment that gives participants the opportunity to dive deeper into assessment topics of interest.

A Call to Action

Educators will explore the need for change in assessment practices and develop a clear vision for internal assessment practices.

Your Goal

Deepening Your Expertise

Two‑Four Day Services

Collaborative Common Assessments

Explore the loose and tight structure of collaborative common assessments. Gain tools, protocols, and strategies to design and effectively employ quality assessments that enable teams to collect meaningful instructional data.

  • Identify the process of designing and the practice of employing a robust and balanced assessment system at the classroom level.
  • Focus on the keys to accurate design and effective use of collaborative common assessments.
  • Gain supportive tools, such as planning templates and protocols.

Rethinking Grading to Develop Confident Learners

Ensure that your grading systems are accurate, fair, specific, and timely. Learn processes for:

  • Evaluating your current grading system
  • Discussing contentious grading issues with colleagues
  • Engaging all stakeholders in the feedback and grading process

Your Goal

Sustaining Your Expertise

Multi‑Day Services

Developing Assessment Literacy

This prepares leaders and teachers to understand and implement the practices necessary to create a learning-rich culture through systematic assessment.

Implementing and Affirming with Evidence

Partner with us to develop a custom learning plan designed to meet your unique needs and challenges. With our evidence-based RTI content along with on-site professional development and virtual training opportunities, we are uniquely positioned to help you build an MTSS that’s strong enough to make a real difference in student achievement.

Embedded Practice, Systems Alignment, and Sustainability

Teams will create a unified and sustainable approach to school improvement and student learning. Ensure school and district leaders can become assessment leaders.

Embedded Coaching

Build your school or district's assessment expertise with on-site coaching. Our experts will mentor and support your staff through every phase of the assessment process: from developing a clear vision for assessment and designing learning-rich assessment experiences to ensuring equitable grading and using data to plan next steps.

Customized Services

Share your goals and challenges with us, and we’ll design a custom learning plan based on our results-oriented assessment content. Through a targeted mix of on-site professional development and virtual training opportunities, our experts will help you develop authentic assessment practices that increase achievement and build confidence in all learners.

Global PD

Use Global PD to access online tools to analyze your students’ data by grade level, by classroom, and by individual student, as well as schoolwide. This award-winning digital tool will help your team:

  • Identify essential standards, create student-friendly learning targets, and build common assessments
  • Group students by proficiency level and create graphs or charts that enable teams to analyze data—student by student and skill by skill
  • Turn data into usable information

Also, learn how to incorporate common formative assessments into your practices using the Common Formative Assessment video playlist.

Coaching Academy

Build capacity over a yearlong series of professional development sessions for creating and supporting effective assessment practices.

  • Evaluate current assessment practices and explore the complexities of a balanced assessment architecture.
  • Explore assessment practices that support quality decision-making for instructional agility in the classroom.
  • Support leadership teams as they navigate transforming assessments to develop student investment in the process.