ELA Assessment Workshop

Evidence-based Design of ELA Classroom Assessments
to Address College and Career Ready (CCR) ELA Standards

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

Heritage and Neal (2019) posited that classroom and large-scale psychometrics, the twain, can meet. In this session, meet that pair and how they have coached teachers into designing an aligned assessment that meets the language arts rigor required in today's CCR standards and ultimately impacts their practice for student learning. Using an evidence-centered design and the essential characteristics of high-quality items, participants will learn how to analyze and ultimately write an aligned assessment that supports valid conclusions and capitalize on solid psychometric designs. Extensive use of free technology tools will be provided to help support the assessment design process.


Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Examine a sequence for developing assessments for classroom use.

  2. Apply principles for developing and analyzing ELA assessments that are valid for classroom use.

  3. Create questions that reflect the depth and breadth of CCR ELA standards.

  4. Explore ways that teachers can use principles from psychometrics to ensure valid and reliable designs.

Continuing education/continuing professional development (CE/CPD) credits are available. See CE Sponsor approvals.


Classroom teachers and team leads, district or state administrators, measurement professionals, researchers, and graduate students

registration information

Questions: Dr. Jessica Jonson


Click on each presenter's name or photo below for their bio.

Bryan Drost class=

Bryan Drost, PhD

Executive Director of Educational Services
Rocky River City Schools
Rocky River, Ohio

Tricia Ebner class=

Tricia Ebner, M.Ed., NBCT

Assistant Principal
Norton City Schools
Norton, Ohio