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Special Interest Groups

Network of Assessment Directors:

The purpose of this group is to support the work of district assessment coordinators/dir)ectors in Washington State by:
  • Disseminating information about assessment and assessment–related activities
  • Sharing resources and strategies
  • Learning together on key topics related to assessment and student data
  • Surfacing and discussing issues and strategies regarding our work
  • Advocating for best practices in the area of assessment and the use of student data
The Network meets at least twice a year –
(1) Every August to share preliminary state assessment data, strategies for addressing our work, and other common issues.
(2) Each December at the annual WERA/OSPI Assessment Conference, to network on the topics of high interest to assessment coordinators/directors presented during the conference.

Highly Capable Special Interest Group (HiCapSIG):

The purpose of this group is to support the work of district Highly Capable Program coordinators/directors in Washington State. Leadership for this group has transferred to Dr. LaWanda Smith at Puget Sound ESD.  She can be contacted at lasmith@psesd.org or at 425-917-7861.