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iNACOL Webinar Highlights Assessment for Learning Project and Rethinking Assessments for Deeper Learning

Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2016) – On Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Leadership webinar to highlight ways in which the Assessment for Learning Project is rethinking assessments to support deeper learning.

In March 2016, the Center for Innovation in Education and Next Generation Learning Challenges announced $2 million in grant awards for 12 Assessment for Learning projects to support educators in fundamentally rethinking the core roles that assessment can play to support the attainment of deeper learning. These 12 grantees are designing innovative ways to use assessment to build student agency, support a broader definition of student success and envision new systems of assessment and accountability.

Join this webinar to learn about the crucial role assessment plays in the learning process. Help inform and develop models of assessment and accountability, models of teacher capacity building, and the use of technology to create student-centered learning.

Bruce Friend, COO of iNACOL said, “In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ushered in a new era in federal K-12 education policy, creating a historic opportunity to rethink systems of assessments to support continuous improvement and student-centered learning. Modernized systems of assessments focus on continuous improvement, the rapid closure of achievement gaps, and provide flexibility to align with next generation learning models.”

This webinar is free to attend-participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Assessment for Learning Project: Rethinking Assessments for Deeper Learning


  • Linda Pittenger, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Innovation in Education (CIE)
  • Sarah Lench, Director of the Assessment for Learning Project, Center for Innovation in Education (CIE)


About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

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