Performance Based Assessments

Learner-Centered Workshop:

Designing Quality, Performance-Based Assessments

  • 1-day virtual session
  • Date TBA

About This Workshop

“As we reflect on our most valued twenty-first century proficiencies, …it is startling to notice how few can be translated into multiple choice tests for evaluation. This is why methods such as performance assessment will be increasingly important as we look to the future of assessment in our schools.”

– Rick Stiggins


Knowing, understanding, and doing are crucial elements of learning. In this workshop, we’ll uncover ways to amplify how students show what they know. Explore how performance assessments can promote student self-assessment and reflection while providing the opportunity to share learning with authentic audiences.

This interactive experience will be guided by our learner-centered approach, which promotes and cultivates equitable and inclusive learning communities. During this session, participants will:

  • build knowledge of the 4 primary assessment methods: selected response, extended written response, personal communication, and performance.
  • gain a deeper understanding of how performance-based assessments impact learning.
  • explore the process of designing meaningful performance assessments.
  • tap into our collaborative learning community for feedback and inspiration.

All Learner-Centered Workshops model experiences and practices that can be applied with young learners, too. Educators will engage in the learning process through collaboration, meaning-making, inquiry, and reflection; set goals aligned to current teaching practices and desired outcomes; build transferable skills and competencies that lead to transformational learning; and experience community-building practices that encourage and promote engagement.

When: Date TBA

Where: Zoom link will be sent to all registrants

$200 per educator, 20% off when you register 5+ team members

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Gratitude for this time and space to dive deeper into better understanding how to make assessments meaningful! Grateful for all the awesome educators in all of our breakout rooms!

– Poonam Leonard, Instructional Coach, El Segundo Unified School District

As a result of my learning, I will approach curriculum and content with more purpose and intention.

– Educator, The Hewitt School, site-based Workshop participant

This gave me time to be creative and thoughtful – and I am really excited about some assignments I’ve created as a result.

– Science teacher, El Segundo Unified School District, Fall 2020 Workshop participant

I used to create lessons because I had to cover the content. Now, I create meaningful lessons with a targeted objective, centered around student collaboration and growth.

– Math teacher, El Segundo Unified School District, Fall 2020 Workshop participant

Thank you for this training which pushed me to think more deeply about backwards design and about involving students in every step of the learning process. Having ownership over one’s learning is empowering.

– Faculty, Mercersburg Academy, site-based Workshop participant


Our Learner-Centered Workshops are designed and led by practitioners from across the country who are dedicated to supporting your learning experiences and, ultimately, your learners’ success. We can’t wait to meet and collaborate with you.

Interested in a Workshop tailored to your learning community’s goals and needs?

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