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1 Day Workshops

Using Assessment to Inform Your Teaching

This seminar will empower teachers to plan their classroom instruction based on both students’ previous assessment results, as well as performance on ongoing formative assessments. The instructor will provide an overview of several formal assessment measures (WISC-V, GORT-5, etc.) as they apply to students’ needs in the classroom. Then, through lecture and small group work, participants will explore various forms of formative assessment for language-based classrooms. Selected topics include: teacher-made tests, video and portfolio assessment, self-evaluations, conferences, and pre- and post-assessments. Participants will be introduced to and given the opportunity to create various hands-on activities, rubrics, and routines used by teachers in language-based classrooms.


Upon completion participants will be able to:

  • interpret results of selected standardized testing measures
  • establish baselines for student knowledge and performance
  • formulate classroom routines and hands-on activities that provide ongoing data
  • analyze results of formative assessment to inform future instruction



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Katie Worden

Katie is the director of the Expressive Language Program at Landmark High School. Since arriving to Landmark in 2009, she has taught a variety of language arts and oral expression classes as well as one-on-one tutorials. Katie has taught during the academic year and Landmark’s summer programs. She has also previously worked as an academic advisor. Katie graduated from Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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