Ed Policy Event: More Than Test Scores — The Outcomes We Want For Our Graduates

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State and federal educational policy conversations are dominated by scores on standardized tests. Colorado and other states have developed complex and often confusing systems of student assessment, teacher evaluation, and school ratings, all based on how kids do over the course of a few days on tests full of multiple choice items.

But what about critical thinking and problem-solving? What about creativity, global awareness, and effective communication and collaboration? What about technology fluency, self-directedness, and a host of other 21st century skills for which colleges and employers are clamoring?

Some schools are rethinking teaching and schooling to create different learning paradigms for students. In these schools, student engagement is up and, interestingly, so are those test scores.

Please join us at the Education Policy Networking Series event on Feb. 15, 2017, for a conversation with Colorado schools that are going far beyond test scores to create future ready graduates who are primed for academic, workplace, and life success.

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
Where: Terrace Room (2nd floor), 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver (map)
Admission: Free, but space is limited.  Register now!  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


  • Michelle Baldwin, Anastasis Academy, Centennial
  • Nicole Caldwell, Global Village Academy, Northglenn
  • Liza Eaton, Odyssey School, Denver
  • Barb Ebert, Rocky Mountain Elementary, SVVSD, Longmont
  • Penny Eucker, STEM School & Academy, Highlands Ranch
  • Heidi Ringer, Skyline High, SVVSD, Longmont

Moderator: Scott McLeod, Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver.

If you are unable to attend, tune in remotely! Join us by phone, computer or tablet by clicking this link at the scheduled start time.

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