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Ethical Test Preparation

May 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2023

This virtual training will consist of two three-hour sessions from 9:00 AM – noon on May 19 and 26, 2023.

Large-scale assessment and standardized testing have the power to either open or close future doors for your students. Based on the latest research, this training will help you explore and address the ethical challenges teachers face in preparing students for these tests and what can be done to ensure effective test preparation. You’ll review a first-of-its-kind study of over 8,000 assessment items and receive specific recommendations for ELA, mathematics, and science.

Learning outcomes may include:

• Understand the role and profound impact large-scale assessment and high-stakes testing have in students’ lives.

• Study an analysis of 8,804 items from state, national, and international standardized tests.

• Examine recommendations for item creation in ELA, mathematics, and science based on the analysis findings and ethical testing principles.

• Provide students with instruction and formative assessment designed to aid them in answering the types of items most likely to appear on large-scale assessments.

• Receive tools and templates to create formative and summative assessments to measure students’ knowledge.

• Discover a process to create a school- and districtwide approach to help students understand item formats.

Participants must attend both sessions to receive .5 PTSB credit. Please register here.

Presenter Information:

Shelley Gies, EdD, is a full-time Marzano associate. She is the former director of curriculum and instruction and a former building-level principal at Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation in central Indiana. Shelley also spent 23 years as a classroom teacher, serving most grades K–6.


May 19, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Jennifer LaHiff