Race to the Top Assessments: Common Core Standards and Their Impact on Student Testing

In September 2010, the Department of Education's Race to the Top Assessment Program awarded grants to two consortia of states to develop student tests based on a common core of academic standards. On October 28, a panel of education experts, including AIR vice president Gary Phillips, will explore the implementation challenges and how common core standards, recently adopted by 38 states and the District of Columbia, will be incorporated into this latest generation of student testing. During the event, short papers on the topic will also be presented and discussed.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.

The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Gregory Cizek, Professor, University of North Carolina
Gary Phillips, Vice President and Chief Scientist, American Institutes for Research
Andrew Porter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Kris Ellington, Deputy Commissioner of Accountability, Research, and Measurement, Florida Department of Education, PARCC
Joseph Willhoft, Assistant Superintendent, Assessment and Student Information, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State, SMARTER
Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to President Obama, White House Domestic Policy Council

Tom Loveless, Senior Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy, The Brookings Institution

Contact information
Brookings Office of Communications
(202) 797-6105

Event Information

October 21, 2010
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM ET