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Cassandra Erkens

Cassandra Erkens is the author of eight books, with more currently in progress. Additionally, she is a facilitator, trainer of trainers, educator, and coach. Her work focuses on assessment, instruction, leadership, school improvement, and professional learning communities.

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Cassandra Erkens describes the mission and goals of the Solution Tree Assessment Center.

Cassandra Erkens

Cassandra Erkens is the author of eight books, with more currently in progress, as well as chapters in four anthologies. Additionally, she is a facilitator, trainer of trainers, educator, and coach. Her work focuses on assessment, instruction, leadership, school improvement, and professional learning communities.

As an educator and recognized leader, Cassandra has served as a middle and high school English teacher, a director of staff development at the district level, a regional school improvement facilitator at the state level, a director of staff and organization development in the private sector, a contracted curriculum developer for trainer-of-trainer programs in major education companies, and an adjunct faculty member for multiple universities. Today she is a lead architect for the Solution Tree Assessment Center.


Assessment Center

Assessment Center experts have proven success in developing and implementing sustainable assessment practices that garner hope through achievement. Work with them to create assessment systems that provide accurate, meaningful, and actionable information to drive student learning.

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PLC at Work®

PLC at Work® experts have proven success in leading the PLC at Work process in a school or district. Work with them to implement a focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and create a results orientation that leads to sustained, substantive school improvement.

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Presentations by Cassandra Erkens

  • Making Homework Count
  • Promoting and Certifying Learning With Collaborative Common Assessments
  • Assessment Design With the Common Core Standards
  • Designing Scales and Rubrics
  • Getting to Standards-Based Grading
  • Leading the Way to Assessment Literacy
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Using Formative Data to Inform Instruction
  • Empowering True Collaboration
  • Navigating Conflict and Feeling Good About It
  • Navigating Change
  • Leading by Design
  • Facilitation Skills for Leadership Empowerment

“Cassandra was wonderful! I love her practical stories that can be related to and enhanced learning and understanding.”

Mary Doherty, teacher, Council Rock School District, Pennsylvania