Dialogue on Equity in Educational Assessment

From: edequity@phoenix.edc.org
Date: Fri Feb 25 2000 - 14:19:11 EST

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    Our next Dialogue--focusing on educational assessment--will be held from
    Tuesday, February 29 to Tuesday, March 7. Our panelists will address bias
    in both classroom assessment and standardized testing methods, what the
    research says about the ways that students know and learn, and the variety
    of strategies that can make assessment more inclusive and equitable.

    Panelists will include:

    ***Lin Goodwin
    Associate Professor of Education and Co-director of Pre-service Elementary
    Education Program
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Lin is the editor and author of Assessment for Equity and Inclusion:
    Embracing All Our Children, and she has written an article which will be
    featured in the upcoming issue of the WEEA Digest on "Educational

    ***Tim Boals
    Educational Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    Tim has also written an article for the upcoming WEEA Digest on
    "Educational Assessment."

    ***Joan Dawson
    Executive Director, Equity Assistance Center/Metro Center at New York

    Joan is also one of our WEEA Associates.

    ***The guest moderator for the discussion will be one of our WEEA
    Associates, Kathy Rigsby, Gender Equity Specialist for the federally funded
    regional Equity Assistance Center at Colorado State University.

    To focus attention on this discussion, only messages related to the "Equity
    in Educational Assessment" will be posted to EDEQUITY from February 29 to
    March 7. Posting of all other messages will resume on Wednesday, March 8.

    The Dialogue will begin with an opening statement from each of the
    panelists. These statements will be posted to the list by 9:30 a.m. on
    Tuesday, February 29. You are then encouraged to reply with your reactions,
    comments, and questions for the panelists and other list members. These
    responses will be posted throughout the week. At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March
    7, the panelists will post their closing statements. You may respond to
    these statements until 5 p.m. at which time the Dialogue will officially
    end. Of course, the regular members of the list can continue to send in
    comments on this subject as long as they wish to do so.

    Invite Your Colleagues to Log On to EDEQUITY
    Please invite others who you think might be interested in this subject to
    join us. To subscribe to the discussion, tell them to send e-mail, leaving
    the subject blank, to <majordomo@mail.edc.org>; the body of the message
    should read: subscribe edequity (no quotation marks or other punctuation).
    If they don't want to subscribe to the list, they will be able to follow
    the discussion on the Internet at <www.edc.org/WomensEquity>. Just click
    on the discussion list selection, and then "guest privileges."

    We look forward to your participation in the Dialogue.

    If you have any questions, please contact me at <edequity-admin@edc.org>.


    Susan J. Smith
    EDEQUITY Moderator
    WEEA Equity Resource Center at EDC

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