Smarter Balanced Training Comes to Southern Oregon
ODE and Southern Oregon ESD are teaming together to provide professional development for educators in Southern Oregon on the transition to the Smarter Balanced Assessment, and writing and scoring local performance assessments to meet the Essential Skills requirements in Math and English Language Arts.
On October 22nd and 24th, educators will have an opportunity to review and score sample materials from the Smarter Balanced Assessments for both Math and English Language Arts, respectively. Educators will also receive training on writing and scoring local performance tasks to meet the Essential Skills requirements. These professional development opportunities will deepen educators understanding of the CCSS, and provide strategies for how teachers can structure activities during regular classroom instruction to promote student confidence and success.