The purpose of this special conference is to foster dialog between education practitioners, policymakers and researchers around implementing principled approaches to developing and using classroom assessment for teaching and learning. For this third special conference on classroom assessment, we emphasize the importance and role of Research-Practice Partnerships between researchers and education practitioners to advance coherent approaches in the design and uses of classroom assessment. For fall 2019, this conference will be hosted by the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education in partnership with:
This year, the conference will focus on establishing a learning-focused agenda for classroom assessments involving disciplinary experts, educational practitioners, policymakers and researchers. Our theme, “Classroom Assessment as a Learning Experience,” reflects the focus of this agenda on the importance of embedding classroom assessments in curriculum and instruction. During this conference, perspectives on the means by which this integration between assessment, curriculum and instruction can take place in the disciplines to foster meaningful learning experiences for both students and teachers will be shared and explored.