March 7 VASS-VA DOE Workshop on Mastering Performance Assessments

The workshop will provide practical protocols and resources for implementing performance assessments in your school and/or division. The workshop will present steps for achieving inter-rater reliability in scoring performance assessments and for analyzing student work in PLC teams. The workshop will also explore the curricular and instructional implications of a shift to using performance assessments to replace identified SOL tests, including secondary History/Social Studies. More specifically, the workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the development and use of performance assessments in all subject areas by having participants: • Examine two inter-rater reliability protocols for reliably scoring student work on performance-assessments • Apply a process for “anchoring” a scoring rubric with student work samples • Review a Professional Learning Community (PLC) process for examining student work to identify and plan for addressing student learning needs • Consider ways of differentiating performance tasks and still obtaining needed evidence of learning • Explore a framework for a curriculum and assessment system constructed around performance tasks • Identify ways of integrating Virginia’s “5 C’s” into performance assessments • Examine instructional practices (including use of formative assessments) needed to prepare students for performance assessments

Workshop Registration Information: Registration Fee: $ 200/pp

To register, go to this webpage on the VASS website:

Hotel Registration Information: $119 single/double. Call 757-827-8200 by February 16 to receive the conference rate

For questions, contact: Liza Scallet ( or Andy Stamp at (434) 249-5156

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