This session focuses on the most important criterion for balancing assessment systems—coherence—and how it can be supported with high-quality curriculum and learning progressions. Participants learn about the importance of curriculum and learning progressions as a foundation for assessment and assessment system design and, even more importantly, to provide an interpretative lens for making sense of the instructional power of assessment results. Relying on experts in curriculum, this session highlights the features that distinguish high-quality curriculum and learning progressions from lower quality processes and products.

Scott Marion, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Assessment
Rebecca Kockler, Former Louisiana Deputy Commissioner for Teaching and Learning
Jeri Thompson, Senior Associate, Center for Assessment




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Resource Type

Media, Professional Learning

Type of Audience

Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership, Teacher

Topic Area

Continuous Improvement, Equity, LCAP


Assessment, Leading Forward