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December 12, 2012 Seminar in Providence, RI
"Addressing Communications Challenges: Strategies for States to Effectively Communicate with Educators about Evaluation"

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During this one-day seminar in Providence, RI, representatives from six States discussed communications challenges they all face in implementing new evaluation systems and strategies to address them. They discussed a suite of concrete strategies, tactics and tools to communicate more effectively with educators about components of their evaluation system. Working with peers from other States and national experts, participants also developed strategies to resolve specific communications issues. They talked about how to get input and feedback from teachers, and learned ways to explain value-added data. Finally, they joined with peers from other States to establish a cross-State support network.

  • Convening Agenda download files PDF (94K)

  • Presentation Slide Deck download files PDF (1.4MK)

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • Resource List download files PDF (147K)
    Provides a list of articles and links used during the meeting along with additional State and National links on quality evaluation rollout.

  • Problems of Practice Summary download files PDF (90K)
    Provides a summary of prior problems among States that participated in the December 12 meeting. Describes two themes and overlap as well as providing a summary of issues by State.

This information is provided as an example for the viewer's convenience at this convening and is not generated nor endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. No endorsement by the U.S Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in these presentations is intended nor should be inferred.

In addition, the instructional practices discussed or shown in the presentations are not intended to mandate, direct, or control a State's local educational agencies' or schools' specific instructional content, academic achievement system and assessments, curriculum or program of instruction.

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