Timeless Practice #4

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Even if you have never attended an assessment design course or workshop, by following the new, step-by-step CFA 2.0 process you will be able to successfully create a quality set of assessments (pre-, post-, and quick progress checks) for a unit of study. And you can select one of three workshop options based on your prior experience to do so!

The Common Formative Assessments 2.0 Professional Learning Workbook will guide you through each of the ten steps of the process. Its companion volume, the Common Formative Assessments 2.0 book, will help you deepen your understanding of key components while you are designing your CFA!

WHAT WILL LARRY COVER?

The CFA You Create Will Include:

  • Targeted Priority Standards for a unit of study
  • “Unwrapped” concepts, skills, and identified levels of cognitive rigor
  • Big Ideas and Essential Questions
  • Unit learning intentions written as student success criteria
  • matched to learning intentions
  • Quick progress checks to assess student understanding of learning progressions
  • Selected-response questions (multiple-choice format emphasized)
  • Distracter analyses (incorrect but plausible answers) for multiple-choice questions
  • Short constructed-response questions
  • One extended-response question
  • Solution statements for short and extended-response questions
  • Answer key and scoring guides
  • Pre-assessment aligned or mirrored to the post-assessment

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • K-12 classroom educators, individually or in grade-level or course-level teams (recommended)
  • Instructional specialists
  • Curriculum and assessment coordinators
  • School and district leaders

WHAT WILL YOU LEAVE WITH?

  • In Addition to Your Completed CFA, You Will Also Receive:
    • Password-protected access to online collection of CFA 2.0 exemplars (includes teachers’ planning version and ready-to-duplicate student version)
    • Electronic templates
    • Established guidelines to improve the quality of your CFA questions
    • Design Team Success Criteria for finalizing your first-draft CFA
    • Important information about additional resources available to you:
      • CFA 2.0 In-District Certification (“Train the Trainer” program)
      • CFA 2.0 eCourse
      • CFA 2.0 Deep Implementation Planning Workshop for Leaders

CFA 2.0 is earning the endorsements of educators and making a dramatic impact on teaching and student learning.
Click on these two links to learn how:

WORKSHOP TESTIMONIALS:

Larry Ainsworth’s CFA 2.0 Workshop Evaluation Comments:

THE MOST VALUABLE THING I LEARNED WAS"