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About the DSY Conference


November 11, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tammy Heflebower of Marzano Research

The Developing Success for Youth Conference is a joint partnership between Drury University and the Yale Child Study Center School Development Program.

Each year, the Developing Success for Youth Conference focuses on a particular theme for presentation. The School of Education & Child Development collaborates with Springfield Public Schools in preparation for the conference.

This year's keynote speaker, Dr. Tammy Heflebower will cover quality assessment in today’s classrooms is a revolution of existing practices. We make important decisions about students by using assessment information. How do we know such assessments are of high quality? Join us to learn how to align academic standards to three types of assessments, in order to use them for instruction, infusing of thinking skills, re-assessment, and interventions.  We will walk school leaders and pre-service teachers through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective assessment system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities and challenges. 

Participants will learn:

  • The rationale and process for prioritizing academic and process standards (21st century skills);
  • The what, why, and how of proficiency scale development as the foundation for quality formative and summative assessments;
  • Learn the three types of classroom assessments, and how to use each before, during, and after instruction;
  • How to create and use a sequence of questioning as a formative means for assessment; and
  • Ensure classroom assessments provide for fair, valid, and reliable interpretations of student achievement used as an integral part of the teaching and learning process