Quill Research Associates, in partnership with the MACC@WestEd, is hosting a regional initiative to build state capacity toward College and Career Readiness and Success in Baltimore on May 1, 2015. This workshop, the second in a series for state teams in the mid-Atlantic region, will focus on aligning CCRS measures to definitions. Specifically, this workshop is the second in a series designed to support MACC@WestEd states to address a series of policy questions:
- What does CCRS mean for defining what students should know and be able to do when they graduate high school?
- How will the State measure CCRS so as to know if students are reaching the agreed-upon expectations?
- What pathways and supports for college and career preparation—policies, programs, and structures—can the State put in place to help students meet CCRS expectations?
Four states teams participated in the June 2014 workshop which focused on the first policy question. One state requested the workshop be repeated with a number of their districts. This workshop will focus on the second policy question: aligning measures to CCRS definitions. Specifically, the goals for the workshop include:
- Present purpose for and uses of measurement strategies aligned to a state’s operational definition of CCRS
- Discuss conceptual and technical issues and options in developing CCRS measures
- Share measures used by states and/or other jurisdictions and their experiences/lessons learned
- Demonstrate and provide tools to support developing or refining measurement strategies
- State teams work on developing measures aligned to their state’s operational definition of CCRS
Reviews of the first workshop were stellar and state teams have indicated that they are eager to participate in the second workshop.