Our On-Site Assessment Professional Learning
Rely on Solution Tree for on-site professional development with the power to reduce failure rates and increase student success in every classroom. Our assessment experts will guide your school in developing grading practices and assessments for learning. Discover how your school or district can implement effective student assessment activities such as self-assessment and common formative assessment.
Where are you on your professional learning journey?
Your school or district is ready to start building expertise with Assessment professional development. See one-day services
You need specialized professional learning services to continue deepening your expertise with Assessment. See two-to-four-day services
You’re a high-functioning team looking to sustain your expertise, leadership, and achievement through Assessment. See multi-day services
Building Your Skills
Whether you’re kicking off the school year, launching a new assessment initiative, or wanting to address specific challenges, a customized keynote presentation will help your team implement and sustain effective assessment practices and procedures.
Get a comprehensive overview of effective assessment practices, and receive customized guidance and support from an expert. Potential topics for this one-day on-site service include the basics of balanced assessment, cultivating assessment literacy, and developing a common language in assessment.
Rebooting Assessment: How to Balance Conversations, Performances, and Products
Assessment is overdue for a technology-supported reboot. Written tests simply don’t provide adequate evidence of the full range of educational outcomes that come from 21st century learning. This engaging professional learning session will share strategic, practical ways to triangulate assessment by employing a balance of oral, performance, and written tasks. You and your staff will leave this training with new ideas and inspiration for gathering evidence of complex skills and competencies.
- Explore how balanced classroom assessment leads to deeper student engagement, greater equity, and increased reliability.
- Discover the role of formative and summative assessments and how to use triangulation to assess student learning outcomes.
- Learn how to use technology and digital evidence to support assessment, including student self-assessment and peer assessment.
Deepening Your Skills
Designing Quality Assessments
Discover how to design assessments that reflect student learning in meaningful ways.
- Explore the characteristics of quality assessments, and design tools to enhance assessment literacy.
- Learn how to design or revise current assessments to more effectively guide instruction, involve students, and communicate learning.
Sustaining Your Skills
Provide differentiated professional development to your staff with job-embedded coaching. A coach with firsthand assessment experience will help individual educators as well as teams reflect on their current assessment practices and procedures and then take the necessary steps to make targeted improvements that result in increased student achievement.
Share your vision of assessment with us, and we’ll design a learning experience tailor-made to your challenges and goals. Our assessment experts are available for both on-site and virtual training, ensuring both teams and individuals get the support they need in the learning format that works best for them.
Choose the professional learning timeframe that fits best with your schedule:
- One full-day session
- Two half-day sessions
- Three two-hour sessions