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1 Creating a Culture of Innovation and Learning with e-Portfolios and Performance Assessment National Conference on Student Assessment Orlando, FL June 19-22, 2011 Cynthia Ajemian IB Coordinator and Instructional Leader, Downingtown Area Public Schools Larry Mussoline, Ph.D. Superintendent, Downingtown Area Public Schools Stasia Peters Director of Integration & Assessment, Southeastern RVTHS Dara Wexler, Ph.D. Education Solutions Specialist

2 Relevant, notable uses of TaskStream include the following: Teacher preparation programs Western Governors University (competency-based education) National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium Over a decade of experience providing Web-based technology and supporting services for managing portfolio-based performance assessments

3 Larry Mussoline, Ph.D. Superintendent Cynthia Ajemian IB Coordinator and Instructional Leader

4 Downingtown Area School District THE D OWNINGTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS A DISTRICT OF 12,400 STUDENTS LOCATED IN C HESTER COUNTY, THE 11 TH LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF P ENNSYLVANIA. Downingtown

5 We believe in… In the fact that effort creates intelligence. Inquiry/Project Based approach to instruction. Relevant activities to engage students- internships, externships, and college courses. Technology as a tool that will accelerate student learning. Teamwork and collaboration as hallmarks of instruction. Real problem solving is essential to learning. Preparing students to be successful in post-high school education in STEM related fields – A National Call. Creating a 21 st Century Learning Environment. Philosophy and Vision

6 STEM Academy Initiatives International Baccalaureate curriculum Authentic learning and assessment Portfolio-based assessments Collaborative development of rubrics Project-based Setting expectations for students Rich feedback for improvement

7 One-to-One Laptop Initiative with no textbooks Every student receives a laptop Complete Wireless Environment Cutting edge technology- many companies want to partner with the Academy Moodle- all classes will have an online component (virditional) Assessment that allows for quick feedback, on-line access, and can be quickly modified – TaskStream Technology Rich Environment

8 Assessment Student formative assessments »Anytime, anywhere (in school and remotely) »Project-based instruction Summative Assessment »Benchmarks »Actionable data Shared Rubrics »Standardize and set expectations »Performance reporting based on rubric criteria Authentic Assessment

9 Project-based Instruction

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11 Collect Student Work Identify artifacts to collect Provide directions and guidance Define evaluation method - rubric Enable students to submit work in various formats

12 Score Work

13 Manage Activity and Progress

14 Formative Assessment

15 Rubric Data and Summative Assessment

16 Lessons Learned Think through time and process Be realistic Use the reporting data to make improvements

17 Benefits and Next Steps Ability to include multiple evaluators Rubric development Pedagogical supports and professional development Real-time reporting

18 Authentic learning and assessment Portfolio-based assessments Alignment to vocational frameworks Summative assessment at the course-level Formative assessment over 4-years Showcasing of work Stasia Peters Director of Integration & Assessment

19 Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (SRVTHS) Located 30 miles south of Boston, 1500 students in grades 9-14, from 8 towns and the city of Brockton, MA Mission and Philosophy The mission of the Southeastern Regional School District is to transform students into lifelong learners. Organized around four core philosophies »Mastery of Foundation Skills »Development of Interpersonal Skills »Proactive Student Engagement »Commitment to Stretch Learning Initiatives

20 20 Career Majors within 5 Innovative Centers Health & Public Services Emerging Technologies Building Technologies Design & VisualTransportation & Metal Tech CosmetologyEnvironmental TechCabinetmakingGraphic ArtsCollision Culinary ArtsElectronicsConstruction Technology Design & Visual Communications Automotive Technology Health Services Criminal JusticeElectrical Technology Art & Photography Machine Tech Business & Marketing CADHVAC/R Performing ArtsMetal Fabrication Administrative Assistant Information Technology Plumbing Web Design

21 Grade-level Portfolio Checklists

22 SERSD Portfolio Pyramid

23 Customizable Templates to Support the Process

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25 Project Driven Across Multiple Competencies

26 Project Driven across multiple competencies Competency bank for Learning Standard 2.B from Strand 2 of the Cosmetology Framework

27 Lesson Planning

28 Lesson Standards, Tasks, Assessments

29 Lesson Sequence, Differentiation, Resources

30 Engage Students in Demonstrating Learning (culminating portfolio image created from guiding templates) 9 th grade 10 th gradeWork Experiences

31 Benefits of Using TaskStream and Next Steps Scalability - Manage large numbers of students Multiple evaluators to see student portfolios (e.g., like that shop teacher, guidance teacher, etc. can comment on portfolio – teams of 5 looking at portfolio) Massachusetts Vocational & Academic Curricula Frameworks alignment and testimony for all students for 100% of their time –on-learning Customizable templates Rubrics Lesson plans Additional Learning Standards and Competencies Project-based progression and assessments Standards-based grading Increased articulation opportunities with post-secondary institutions

32 Questions? Please feel free to contact us: Cynthia Ajemia IB Coordinator and Instructional Leader, Downingtown Area Public Schools cajemian@dasd.org Larry Mussoline, Ph.D. Superintendent, Downingtown Area Public Schools lmussoline@dasd.org lmussoline@dasd.org Stasia Peters Director of Integration & Assessment, Southeastern RVTHS sepeters@sersd.org sepeters@sersd.org Dara Wexler, Ph.D. Education Solutions Specialist, TaskStream dwexler@taskstream.com

33 For additional information about TaskStream or to schedule a live demonstration to learn how we can help address the needs in your state or district, please contact us: email: info@taskstream.com phone: 1-800-311-5656 web: www.taskstream.com


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