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Susan Brookhart

Common Core: Assessment Shifts

About the Presenter

Sue Brookhart is an independent educational consultant based in Helena, Mont. She is an ASCD Faculty member and a senior research associate in the School of Education at Duquesne University. 

She has spent the last 20 years studying and writing about classroom assessment practices and is internationally known as a scholar in this field. 

She specializes in combining research-based strategies and practical applications, working with classroom teachers and school administrators to customize strategies for their locations. 

She is the author or coauthor of several books and many articles on classroom assessment, including the ASCD book How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students and the ASCD action tool Formative Assessment Strategies for Every Classroom.

Susan Brookhart

Recorded April 3, 2012

Discover the kinds of formative and summative classroom assessments that best coordinate with the new generation of testing consortia for the Common Core State Standards.

Participants will take a close look at the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments and discover how to create classroom assessments that form a balanced system that supports student learning and aligns to the Common Core State Standards. In addition, Brookhart will

  • Overview SBAC and PARCC assessments.
  • Identify assessments shifts.
  • Share the implications of the Common Core for school-based formative and summative assessments.


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