Please join us for a webinar series starting in the new year sponsored by the Research+Practice Collaboratory focused on designing and implementing non-academic indicators of school quality and success under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The series is intended for state and district leaders, as well as research-practice partnerships, who are deciding on what indicators to use and how to implement them in their states.
Webinar 1: Presenting and discussing the report, "Making the Most of ESSA: Helping States Focus on School Equity, Quality, and Climate"
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM ET
Hear from report authors Bill Penuel, Liz Meyer, and Michelle Renee Valladares the key conclusions of a National Education Policy Center report detailing the requirements for indicators and possible types of indicators that keep a focus on indicators. We'll discuss these findings and offer a chance for participants to ask questions about them.
Webinar 2: Examples of Indicators focused on Equity, Quality, and Climate
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM ET
This will be an opportunity to hear additional guidance from leading policy institutes about indicators of equity, quality, and climate, and also to hear what states are doing about the indicators they are considering for ESSA. We'll have both presentations and an opportunity for states to share how they are taking up considerations of equity, quality, and climate in selecting their non-academic indicator.
Webinar 3: A Continuous Improvement Approach to Indicator Development
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM ET
Choosing an indicator and expecting it will work immediately is not a good approach to ensuring fairness and equity. In this webinar, we'll discuss the ways to set up a systematic process for adapting, studying the effects of, and revising indicators as part of a state plan.
All webinars will be hosted through the web videoconferencing system, Zoom. You do not need to download software ahead of time for these webinars.