tentWant a peak under the SBAC tent? This is your chance.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia is looking for 250,000 (yes that’s right, a quarter of a million people) to be on their on-line panel for Achievement Level Setting. K-12 educators, higher education faculty, parents and other interested parties are invited to participate on this 11 day virtual committee which runs from October 6-17, 2014.

Registration is now open so here’s your chance to be heard.

 

On-Line Panelist Registration

“The purpose of the Online Panel for Achievement Level Setting is to determine common expectations for student readiness/proficiency on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Panelists will select a content area and grade, take the test for that content area and grade, and recommend an Achievement Level score they believe to be necessary for a student to be considered proficient at grade-level standards and to be on track for eventual college and career readiness.

Panelists will select a two-day window between October 6 and 17, 2014. The Online Panel activity will take up to three hours to complete. Panelists can complete the activity at any time during the two-day window, in one sitting or in multiple sittings. The Online Panel requires the use of a personal or office computer or tablet.”

 

We have not heard from any teachers yet who have been made aware of this wonderful opportunity to give really “meaningful” input to the new assessments so please share this post with all your contacts. I mean, really, 250k is a lot of seats to fill.

Let us know if you are told the panel is filled.

Anne Gassel

Anne has been writing on MEW since 2012 and has been a citizen lobbyist on Common Core since 2013. Some day she would like to see a national Hippocratic oath for educators “I will remember that there is an art to teaching as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding are sometimes more important than policy or what the data say. My first priority is to do no harm to the children entrusted to my temporary care.”

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