Professor Ken Dodge, director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, will host the first meeting of a think tank on assessment measures of learning in grades K-3 sponsored by the NC Department of Public Instruction. The panel will meet in Rubenstein Hall at the Sanford School of Public Policy on Friday, Feb. 15.
Co-chaired by John Pruette, who directs the N.C. Department of Public Instruction's Office of Early Learning, and Dodge, the panel includes 22 education experts drawn from public and private universities across the state. Currently, statewide testing of students begins in the third grade. Over the next six months, the panel will decide what to assess within multiple domains of learning and development and recommend new measurements for the early grades.
The early learning assessment effort was authorized by the N.C. General Assembly. For more information, please see the Department of Public Instruction website.