"Expanding Our Understanding of the NGSS and Assessment"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Embassy Suites Hotel, Cary

The NCSLA Spring Membership Meeting will highlight implementation and assessment of the Next Generation Science Standards. First, Dr. Angela Quick, Deputy Chief Academic Officer at the NC Department of Public Instruction, will highlight details of the national NGSS implementation meeting held in California in February. With her expert knowledge of stakeholders in NC, we will learn how best to prepare our respective educators for the new standards.

Following this presentation, Dr. Tammy Howard, Director of Accountability at DPI, will share insights on science assessment related to NGSS in her presentation entitled, "Measuring Science: EOGs, EOCs, and MSLs." Members in attendance will be shown EOG- and EOC-constructed responses, scoring results of fall testing, and teacher feedback about those tests. Table groups will discuss and work through some of the new Measures of Student Learning. We will have the opportunity to give our presenters feedback about the assessments discussed.

Register now to participate in this Spring Membership Meeting on April 27, 2013, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC. Registration covers the luncheon (where the M.C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award will be presented) as well as the membership meeting.

Speaker Details:

Dr. Angela Hinson Quick

quickDr. Quick was one of the first North Carolina Teaching Fellows and has served as a high school principal and a biology teacher. She has experience in school districts in North and South Carolina and in Georgia. Dr. Quick was honored twice as a Teacher of the Year and as the Watauga County Schools' (North Carolina) Principal of the Year in 2007. Dr. Quick has served on numerous science, math, and engineering education advisory boards. She is currently the Deputy Chief Academic Officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, with a B.S. from Appalachian State University, an M.S. from the University of South Carolina, and an Ed.D. from Cambridge College in Boston. In her position, she not only works with North Carolina's K-12 academic programs that include standards, assessments and accountability metrics, she oversees the design and development of the Instructional Improvement System (IIS) and is also works with North Carolina's successful Race to the Top (RttT) Grant program.

Dr. Tammy Howard, Director of Accountability Services

NC-DPIDr. Tammy Howard is the Director of Accountability Services at the Department of Public Instruction. In her 13 years of experience in accountability, Dr. Howard has managed and developed projects in test development, testing policy, and testing logistics and operations in North Carolina and as the Director of Operations for state projects for the American Institutes for Research. Her education experience includes four years as a middle school English language arts and social studies teacher.

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