Building Your Assessment Ecosystem
November 1, 2017 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Wisconsin Center - 103DE
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Session Description
This workshop will introduce a framework for compiling and using student data as a holistic and collaborative classroom activity. The framework operates as a documentation system through which teachers at personalized learning schools can choose to place equal emphasis on, for example, a student’s outcome on a standardized assessment and a weekly conference between the teacher and student regarding their individual growth in peer-to-peer communication. The framework serves as a tool for both teachers and students to comprehensively collect, analyze, and implement a feedback process around an individual student’s learning goals and needs. This workshop will provide educators with resources and support in building a customized assessment ecosystem for their unique learning environments.


Sarah Hackett (@SarahKHackett)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Sarah Hackett is a Researcher and Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in Wautoma, Wisconsin, and the small but mighty Wisconsin liberal arts institution, Lawrence University. Sarah worked with a local team in Montello, Wisconsin to found a community-based, environmental, student-interest, and project-based high school. Following that, Sarah is proud to have been a core member of the Innovative Schools Network, helping to build momentum around public school change in Wisconsin over the past 6 years. Most recently, she has been central to a UW School of Education research study of personalized learning, focused on alternative models of assessment. Sarah also celebrates and is influenced greatly by her two children.