Special Interest Groups

Network of Assessment Directors

The purpose of this group is to support the work of district assessment coordinators/directors 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 assessment and the use of student data
The Network meets at least twice a year: 
(1) Every August to discuss the spring assessment data, share strategies for addressing our work, and hear from OSPI what to look for in the coming year.
(2) Each December at the WERA/OSPI Annual Conference, to network on the topics of high interest to assessment coordinators and directors presented during the conference.
For more information, please contact Brian Loffer at [email protected], Brian Rick at [email protected], or Dawn Wakeley at [email protected]

Data Visualization SIG

The goals of the Data Visualization SIG include:
  • Creating a culture of inquiry and collaboration,
  • Sharing information and perspectives about data display, including resources and strategies,
  • Promoting best practices in using data display and dashboards,
  • Opportunities to learn from guest speakers and presentations related to data visualization, and
  • Exploring innovative uses of data visualization software for educational data.

For more information, please contact Data Visualization SIG Co-Chairs, Andrea Meld at, [email protected] or Chadd Bennett at [email protected]