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Leslie Robertson, assistant superintendent of Owen County schools, made a presentation at the Kentucky Association of School Councils’ Annual Conference Sept.22-23 at the downtown Louisville Marriott.
Robertson presented a three-hour preconference session on formative assessment for KASC members only and then hosted a one-hour follow-up session during the conference to answer participants’ questions.
Robertson shared practical approaches to assessing students that help classroom teachers determine instructional needs.
Robertson has presented at the KASC conference in the past.
Along with Robertson, other leaders from across Kentucky addressed topics vital in education today.
Terry Holliday, the new education commissioner, spoke at the conference’s general session, and Ken Draut, associate commissioner for the Office of Assessment and Accountability, shared information about Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which mandated a new system of assessment and accountability.
A few conference session highlights included: high performing schools sharing what works in math, reading, science and social studies; schools that have closed the disability achievement gap and minority achievement gap; and KASC’s session on interim accountability.
This session provided information about a transitional index to help monitor growth and develop a plan for schools to continue to move forward.
Both new council members and experienced council members fulfilled their training requirement at the conference.
The conference was designed for teachers, principals, parents, and district leaders.