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Join us to deepen your understanding of how to adapt and use formative assessment in K-12 computer science classrooms. In this three-part series, we will present a synthesis of research and many examples, plus interactive activities to practice evaluating, adapting, and responding to assessment items. Each session will take place from 5-6pm CT on Thursdays in April: (1) What/Why/How of Formative Assessment on 4/15, (2) Quiz-Based Assessment Items on 4/22, and (3) Misconceptions & Action Planning on 4/29.

Three-Part Series

Please join us for one or all of the following parts:

  1. Thursday, April 15 from 5-6pm CT: What/Why/How of Formative Assessment
  2. Thursday, April 22 from 5-6pm CT: Quiz-Based Assessment Items
  3. Thursday, April 29 from 5-6pm CT: Misconceptions & Action Planning
Bonus session: Thursday, May 20 from 5-6pm CT: Explore the K-12 CS Assessments Hub (Edfinity.com)

Anticipated Outcomes

After these three sessions, we expect that participants will be able to:
  • Understand what, why, and how re: formative assessment
  • Expand types of formative assessment used (and understand the value of different types)
  • Evaluate assessment items using a framework or set of design features
  • Identify common misconceptions and select items to diagnose learning
  • Plan how to respond to assessment results


Free! You do need to be a CSTA member to register, but it's free to join as a CSTA Basic member

This workshop is part of the CSAssess project, in partnership between Looking Glass Ventures and CSTA and supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1943530. This PD series is a work in progress, and we are seeking feedback from participants. We plan to refine and expand the workshop series into a professional development series in a box for CSTA chapters.
Bryan Twarek
Shuchi Grover
Looking Glass Ventures