Dialogue on Equity in Educational Assessment

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

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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