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  • 01/05/2018 7:09 AM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)
    • The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is recruiting qualified educators for several assessment development activities in 2018:
    • Qualified teachers and other educators interested in these opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply! The online application must be completed and submitted by Friday, February 9.


    Ø  Item authoring—Write sets of items for English language arts/literacy (ELA) or mathematics (mid-July). 

    Ø  Item review—Review test items, considering content, fairness, and accessibility criteria (October). 

    Ø  Range finding—Review student responses to field test items and confirm scores related to the scoring rubric (early August).

    Ø  Data review—After the range finding process, complete the review of the items (December).

    • Participant qualifications are as follows:

    v  Currently certified or licensed to teach ELA or mathematics in a K–12 public school or certified to teach English learners and/or students with disabilities

    v  Currently teaching in a public school or currently employed by a public school, district, or state education entity, including higher education

    v  Within the past three years and in grades three through eight and/or high school—Have taught ELA or mathematics or have worked in a classroom content support role (e.g., literacy or district or state content specialist); and/or have taught students with disabilities and/or English learners or have worked in a support role (e.g., district/school coordinator or instructional specialist)

    v  Have previously reviewed part or all of the Common Core State Standards for the content area in which they are interested in working

    Please note that:

    • ·         For item writing, educators must submit a statement of interest that describes (1) the reasons for their interest in developing items for Smarter Balanced assessments; and (2) their qualifications for doing so.
    • ·         Educators who have documented expertise in the areas of science and/or social science may apply for ELA item review.
    • ·         Some activities will have additional preferred experience criteria.

    Smarter Balanced and its contractors will make the final selection of educators to serve from each Consortium member state. The goal is to achieve a balance of geographic regions, grade levels, years of experience, and other demographic data. Selected participants and alternates will be notified by Smarter Balanced beginning in March and extending through October, depending on the associated activity.

    • For activities that require participant travel, airfare, hotel, and meal expenses will be covered by Smarter Balanced, as will the cost of substitute pay. 

    Qualified teachers and other educators interested in these opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply! The online application must be completed and submitted by Friday, February 9.


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  • 07/08/2017 6:21 PM | Michael Simkins

    Concerns about protecting students’ privacy online are not new, but they are expanding to incorporate not just what’s being collected, but how that information is being used and by whom. Laws exist at both federal and state levels that include mandates for educators, but many school administrators are not aware of recent changes that may impact them. Attend this free, 30-minute webinar to raise your awareness about laws and practices that individual schools and school districts need to explore further.    This webinar is presented in collaboration with TICAL.

    When: July 24, 2017 at 12 PM Pacific Daylight Time

    Speaker: Susan Brooks-Young.  A former school administrator, Susan Brooks-Young is a prolific author, educational technology consultant, and member of the TICAL leadership cadre.

    Link to register

  • 04/01/2017 8:40 AM | Michael Simkins

    Dr. Linda KaminskiDr. Linda Kaminski, superintendent of Azusa Unified School District, has been named CASCD's Outstanding Instructional Leader for 2017.  Given in recognition of pioneering educator Helen Heffernan, the annual award recognizes someone who has significantly influenced public education in California.

    Dr. Kaminski received her bachelor degree from Santa Clara University, Master of Science from Pepperdine University, and Master of Education and Doctor of Education from Harvard University.

    Learn more about Dr. Kaminski.

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