This session introduces theories of action as a tool for helping district and school leaders identify the problems/issues they are trying to address through the design and implementation of assessment systems. Theories of action provide a comprehensive framework for analysis, evaluation, and continuous improvement. In addition to understanding the usefulness of theories of action, participants will explore several practical tools to help them begin developing theories of action for balanced systems of assessment.

Scott Marion, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Assessment
Nathan Dadey, Senior Associate, Center for Assessment
Erika Landl, 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