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Giving Meaning to Test Scores

Run time: 57:30

As digital assessments and platforms become the norm, education leaders have access to more data than ever—and face a new set of challenges. How do you ensure you’re accurately assessing students and effectively interpreting the results? And how do you integrate this data to provide actionable information to improve teaching and learning?

If you’ve ever wished for an expert’s insight on these critical questions, this webinar is for you. Dr. Dianne Henderson, a psychometrician experienced in innovative test design, puts the science of assessment into meaningful terms for today’s education leaders. Watch this session to explore:

  • How technology has changed assessment from the days of pencil and paper
  • Essentials for interpreting, integrating, and acting on different kinds of assessment results
  • How test format and length can affect the reliability and validity of data
  • What the future holds for assessment—and what this means for your district


Dianne Henderson, PhD, was formerly Vice President of Psychometrics, Research, and Learning Science at Renaissance. She has extensive experience creating innovative solutions for educational assessment and measurement, including formative, interim, and summative assessments.


Gene Kerns, EdD, is Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, K–12 assessments, and educational standards. He is co-author of the new book Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise.

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