Identification & Assessment Summit

Identification & Assessment Summit
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
San Gabriel Main Ballroom
$50 registration fee (includes lunch)

Bringing together leading experts and practitioners in gifted education, the Identification & Assessment Summit will provide best practices, information, strategies, and solutions to the challenge of identifying and assessing gifted learners from all backgrounds. The schedule for the day includes:

12:00 p.m.–12:10 p.m.: Welcome and Boxed Lunch
Dennis Murphy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

12:10 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Panel Conversation: What’s New in the State Plan for Identification and Assessment
Monica Brewer, Texas Education Agency, & Todd Kettler, Ph.D., Baylor University and Commissioner’s Advisory Council

1:00 p.m.–1:10 p.m.: Break
1:10 p.m.–1:40 p.m.: Mini-Breakouts:
Identification Basics for Beginning Coordinators—Monica Simonds, Richardson ISD
Creating Equity in Testing Through Practice Activities—Joni Lakin, Auburn University
Best Practices in Building Committees for Assessment--Holley Nasky, Irving ISD
1:40 p.m.–1:45 p.m.: Break
1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.: Mini-Breakouts:
Local Norms 101—Raine Maggio, Round Rock ISD
Best Practices in Evaluating and Choosing Assessments—Susan Johnsen, Baylor University
Using Identification Results to Influence Programming—Dennis Murphy, Riverside Insights
Using Portfolios and Alternative Assessments—Marcy Voss, Educational Consultant
2:15 p.m.-2:20 p.m.: Break
2:20 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Call to Action/Reflection
Nicole Shuler, Tyler ISD

2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Identification and Assessment Instrument Speed Dating
Visit with developers and authors of the following instruments:
  • CogAT
  • ITBS
  • Logramos Achievement Asessment
  • NNAT
  • SIGS
  • Hope Scale