Formative Assessment Practices for the Teaching of Writing and Revision

New standards for college and career readiness and the next-generation of assessments are helping to rejuvenate writing instruction across the state and across the country. Formative assessment practices—a planned process that (1) evokes evidence about student learning, (2) provides feedback about learning to teachers and to students, and (3) closes the gap between what the learner knows and desired goals—is a natural fit for the teaching of writing and revision.

This presentation will walk participants through a variety of formative assessment processes that can strengthen their teaching. Drawing from samples of real writing and our collective classroom expertise, we will all leave for the day with the ready-to-copy handouts, the procedures, and the confidence necessary to transform the teaching of writing and revision in our classrooms.

Featured Presenter: Matt Copeland


Matt Copeland is an Associate for Instructional Innovation and Support with MetaMetrics, Inc., an educational research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, and creator of the Lexile® Framework for Reading. A former English teacher and department head at his alma mater, Washburn Rural High School, he has been recognized as the 2006 Distinguished Kansan of the Year in Education, a 2005 Milken National Educator, and a 2003 Kansas Master Teacher. Prior to his current work, he also served five years as a Language Arts and Literacy Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education, helping to craft the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. He is a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national conferences and has published several books, essays, and poems on the teaching profession.


Grades 4-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
Click here for directions

$125 (includes lunch & materials)

Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE.

(The 1.0 credit will not post
to your official transcript until
the end of the Fall Semester.)

Additional fee for graduate credit.

Enrollment is limited to 20
participants. A minimum of 8
participants is required to hold
the workshop. Registration will
close on July 22, 2014.






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