Study Series Session: Making Assessments More Meaningful: Rubrics, Roundtables, and Real Reflection – Chantal Francois and Elizabeth Lacy


(March 1st, 6pm) Chantal Francois, author of Catching Up On Conventions, and Elizabeth Lacy, both members of The Educator Collaborative consulting network, lead this session on rethinking traditional forms of assessment to engage students (and educators!) in more rigorous learning and thoughtful reflection. Learn from their research and in-school experiences supporting deeper study of assessment tools and more innovative approaches to having students show what they know so educators can plan next steps.

Danielson Domains: 1, 3, 4; CCSS: R1-10, W1-10

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Chantal Francois is a member of The Educator Collaborative consulting network. She is the co-author of Catching Up on Conventions: Grammar Lessons for Middle School Writers (with Elisa Zonana) and co-editor of Humanizing Education: Critical Alternatives to Reform. She is an expert in child and adolescent literacy and has a research focus in areas of reading, writing, and the study of conventions. She is currently the literacy coach of East Side Community High School in New York City where she taught middle and high school English for several years. In this role, Chantal supports teachers to cultivate a robust independent reading program, to design critical and accessible writing and reading workshop units, and to focus on individual and collective problems of practice.

Elizabeth Lacy is a member of The Educator Collaborative consulting network. Elizabeth draws on vast experience in urban education, serving as a classroom teacher, Reading Specialist, literacy coach, instructional supervisor at the middle school and community college levels and is currently the Manager of Teacher Leadership Innovation for D.C. Public Schools, overseeing the work of a cadre of teacher leader and coaching professionals. Her leadership in curriculum restructuring, developing standards aligned assessments, and facilitating interdisciplinary teams has had powerful effect on the teachers and students she serves. She has innovated methods for school-based data collection using online tools, including staff and student surveys that help to look at the whole school culture beyond only test scores.