Meaningful Participation in Statewide Assessments – Glendive

This full day training focuses on increasing educator knowledge about federal requirements and options for participation in statewide assessments through the lens of ensuring that students with disabilities are able to meaningfully participate in the assessments required under ESSA. Teachers will learn how to ensure that students have appropriate accessibility supports and accommodations and that those supports are selected systematically, based on student need. Participants will explore the use of interim and formative resources available for statewide assessments, such as the Smarter Balanced interim assessments and how to support students in accessing grade level content via use of balanced assessment system resources and tools. Participants will learn more about the rigor of the Smarter Balance test and how to familiarize students with the testing platform. Participants should bring a laptop or device that can be used to access IEPs. Participants will be provided work time during the training to apply what we are learning with the students on their caseload. This training would be suitable for districts and schools looking to improve participation rates and performance of students with disabilities in statewide assessments and promote increased access to grade level content.

How to Enroll: Visit the Eventbrite registration website

Meaningful Participation in Statewide Assessments – Glasgow

This full day training focuses on increasing educator knowledge about federal requirements and options for participation in statewide assessments through the lens of ensuring that students with disabilities are able to meaningfully participate in the assessments required under ESSA. Teachers will learn how to ensure that students have appropriate accessibility supports and accommodations and that those supports are selected systematically, based on student need. Participants will explore the use of interim and formative resources available for statewide assessments, such as the Smarter Balanced interim assessments and how to support students in accessing grade level content via use of balanced assessment system resources and tools. Participants will learn more about the rigor of the Smarter Balance test and how to familiarize students with the testing platform. Participants should bring a laptop or device that can be used to access IEPs. Participants will be provided work time during the training to apply what we are learning with the students on their caseload. This training would be suitable for districts and schools looking to improve participation rates and performance of students with disabilities in statewide assessments and promote increased access to grade level content.

How to Enroll: Visit the Eventbrite registration website

Meaningful Participation in Statewide Assessments

This training focuses on increasing educator knowledge about federal requirements and options for participation in statewide assessments through the lens of ensuring that students with disabilities are able to meaningfully participate in the assessments required under ESSA. This training will cover how meaningful participation can be accomplished through ensuring that students have appropriate accessibility supports and accommodations and that those supports are selected systematically, based on student need. This training would be suitable for districts and schools to improve participation rates and performance of students with disabilities in statewide assessments.

About the presenter: Yvonne Field is the Assessment and Accountability Specialist in the Student Support Services Division at the Office of Public Instruction. She has worked at the OPI for almost 7 years; first as the assessment specialist for the MontCAS special population assessments (ACCESS for ELLs and the Multi State Alternate Assessment) and currently as the assessment and accessibility specialist. She has a background in post-secondary special education and taught special education in grades 3-5 in Charlotte Mecklenberg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How to Enroll: Visit the Meaningful Participation in Statewide Assessments registration webpage