ELA Assessment Workshop

Designing English Language Arts (ELA) Classroom Assessments
to Address College and Career Ready (CCR) Standards:
An Interactive Workshop

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST

Heritage and Neal (2019) posited that classroom assessment and large-scale assessment can learn much from each other. In this session, learn how two administrators used principles from both areas to coach teachers into designing an aligned classroom assessment that meets the language arts rigor required in today's College and Career Ready (CCR) standards and ultimately impacts their practice for student learning. In this interactive workshop participants will use an evidence-centered design and the essential characteristics of high-quality items to actively learn how to analyze and write an aligned assessment that supports the three principles of the CCR language arts standards. Extensive use of free technology tools will be provided to help support the assessment design process. A continuing education certificate will be sent to all attendees.


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.


Classroom teachers and team leads, district or state administrators, measurement professionals, researchers, and graduate students will all benefit from this workshop.

video library access

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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