Skills-based Assessment and Beyond: clearly communicating about what students know and what's next.

Course Overview

Schools are always looking for new ways to communicate clearly about what students can do and what is next. Recently, many institutions are moving toward skills based assessments that tell what skills a student can demontrate. This is an impresive step beyond the age old practice of assigning grades but there is more we can do. This workshop will discuss the advantages of moving beyond grades to communicate student progress. David will share the case study of UCDS' experience of moving to skills-based assessments over twenty years ago. He will discuss strategies for creating community buy-in, articulate the advantages and challenges of skills-based assessment and share insights about what more can be done to help students and parents better understand what a student is doing in school.


David Garrick is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the UCDS College for School Culture. He has been an educator, administrator, and consultant for over twenty years. David has led workshops and classes for adults across the country that include topics such as, concretizing concepts with hands-on learning, inquiry based teaching, student advocacy, and arts integration. David holds a B.A. in History from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Montana. He earned his Washington State teaching credentials from Western Washington University. David specializes in teaching about the impact of school culture on student success by identifying cultural elements that support engagement of both students and teachers.

Date & Time: October 24, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40 (clock hours included)

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$ 40.00