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NCME Conference 2019

Classroom Assessment as a Learning Experience

September 18 - 19, 2019, at the University of Colorado, Boulder

The Third National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Special Conference on Classroom Assessment is hosted by CU Boulder’s School of Education. Learn more at the conference website. Please direct questions to Angela Landrum,, 303-866-6931.

The purpose of this special conference is to foster dialogue between education practitioners, policymakers and researchers around implementing principled approaches to developing and using classroom assessment for teaching and learning. For this third special conference on classroom assessment, we emphasize the importance and role of Research-Practice Partnerships between researchers and education practitioners to advance coherent approaches in the design and uses of classroom assessment.  For fall 2019, this conference will be hosted by the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education in partnership with:

  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Denver Public Schools
  • National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

About the Conference Theme

This year, the conference will focus on establishing a learning-focused agenda for classroom assessments involving disciplinary experts, educational practitioners, policymakers and researchers.  Our theme, “Classroom Assessment as a Learning Experience,” reflects the focus of this agenda on the importance of embedding classroom assessments in curriculum and instruction.  During this conference, perspectives on the means by which this integration between assessment, curriculum and instruction can take place in the disciplines to foster meaningful learning experiences for both students and teachers will be shared and explored. 

Featured Speakers Include:

Deborah Ball
William H. Payne Collegiate Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Education
University Of Michigan
Megan Bang
Professor of Learning Sciences
Northwestern University
Angela Debarger
Program Officer, Education
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Erin Furtak
Professor of Science Education and Associate Dean of Faculty
University of Colorado Boulder
Margaret Heritage
Heritage Consulting • Inc.
Kalehua Krug
Educational Specialist
Hawaiʻi State Department of Education
William Penuel
Professor of Learning Sciences and Director of The National Center For Research In Policy And Practice
University Of Colorado Boulder
Lorrie Shepard
Distinguished Professor of Research And Evaluation Methodology
University Of Colorado Boulder