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Monday July 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM EDT
Thursday July 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Quality Performance Assessment

Summer Institute 2015 

If students are expected to be successful in college and career, educators and administrators must enable a diversity of learners to demonstrate what they know and can do—and measure their progress and attainment across a variety of measures, free of cultural bias and other limiting considerations.

Rethinking expectations of learners invites us to rethink once-standard assessment tools—and create new systems to help educators and learners focus on deeper mastery of content and critical thinking. Quality Performance Assessment (QPA), a new generation of processes and tools that leverage assessment as an essential tool of learning and teaching.

QPA, a program of Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), offers state departments of education and district and school based educators strategies for designing and implementing curriculum-embedded performance assessments system-wide to support the goal of college and career ready preparation.

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Summer Institute 2015 

School teachers, administrators and district professionals will work together as a team using their students' workTopics explored include:

  • An introduction to quality performance assessments
  • Task, rubric development, and validation process
  • Field testing, scoring calibration and identifying anchor papers to ensure reliability
  • Data analysis to improve instructional practice and student learning
  • Quality administration and implementation of performance assessments

More rigorous material will be offered to past Summer Institute attendees.

Registration Fees:

Registration rate per person: $849

Teams of 5 from a school/district pay the price of 4

Discounts for In-Network individuals and teams available.  Email us at ashort@ccebos.org for the discount code.

Tuition  includes breakfast, lunch, all materials including an electronic version of the tools and a copy of CCE’s Quality Performance Assessment: A Guide for Schools and Districts with Foreword by Jay McTighe.  Registration is not complete until full payment is received.


Lodging will be available locally at special rates.  When registering, be sure to check the box to be contacted with more information.  

Professional Development Points: 

Pending approval by the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Professional Development Points (PDPs) will be offered at no additional charge to all conference attendees. 

Participants also have the opportunity to earn 3 graduate level credits through Endicott College.  Participants taking the QPA Summer Institute for college credit will be required to pay an additional fee to Endicott College of $75 per credit. Registration and payment for this option will take place on the first day of the Institute. Additional follow-up assignments will be required.