Thank you for a great two years of Formative Assessment. All handouts are now posted. If you need any additional information please contact Pam Lange at plange@tie.net.

August 29, 2008 Email Communication
October 28, 2008 Email Communication (for November's Session)

Attachments to October Email:
Rubric Survey Results

Formative Assessment Institute-Year Two
Email sent August 29, 2008

We are very excited for our second year of Formative Assessment; hope you had a little bit of time to rest over the summer. This email confirms you as a participant for year two: Formative Assessment Institute and includes the details about the September session. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at plange@tie.net.

· All training sessions to be held at the Best Western Inn in Lander (yeah!)
· Dates for year two cohort: September 22 (registration and credit signup only 6:00-8:00 p.m. See detailed agenda at end of email)September 23-24, 2008; November 10-11, 2008; February 11-12, 2009; and March 30-31, 2009.
· A new binder for year two will be provided.
· All handouts will be printed for the first session.
· Handouts will be posted on Formative Assessment Website at http://fai.tie.wikispaces.net.

Please bring the following items with you in September:
· A classroom assessment that has been administered and scored (assessment must include multiple choice questions).
· From this classroom assessment, bring at least 10 of the student tests – remove names. (We will be working with test questions and student results)
· Bring curriculum items (mostly learning targets and assessment ideas) for your next unit of study. If assessments are already developed, please bring a copy.
· If your team will focus on a specific content area for this year, appoint one person to bring materials for the entire team.
· If you are an administrator or instructional facilitator, pair up with a teacher to gather the materials.
· Your Rick Stiggin’s Book.


Monday, September 22, 2008
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Registration/Credit Paper Work – War Bonnett Room (Best Western)

o University of Wyoming (2 credits)
o PTSB Credit Paperwork (2 credits)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 to Noon Welcome
Year Two Vision
Assessment IQ
Assessment Dialogue/Assessment Development
Noon-1:00 Lunch provided on-site
1:00-4:00 Assessment Development/Work time

Wednesday, September 24
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 to 10:15 Using Assessment Results
10:15 to 10:30 Break
10:30 to Noon Cassie Erkins – How to embed the Seven Strategies of Formative Assessment into long-term systemic professional development planning
Noon-12:45 Lunch
12:45 to 3:00 Cassie Erkins Continued
3:00 – 3:15 Homework assignment/Closure

Pam Lange

Welcome to the Formative Assessment Institute (FAI) Wiki Page. If you are looking for information regarding a specific training date, please select the individual link on the left side of this page.

February On-Line Survey Results

February Break-Out Session Survey Results

November On-Line Survey Results

September On-Line Survey Results

Hello, my name is Pam Lange and I am the project leader for the professional development portion of this project. Please don't hesitate to email me at plange@tie.net with any questions you many have.

I'm excited to introduce you to the other five team members for this project: Barb Rowenhorst, Marilyn Hofer, Lisa Hafer, Jo Hartmann, and Janet Hensley.

Welcome Aboard!