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When, if ever, can assessment foster equity?

Join this University Lecture by Lorrie Shepard, University Distinguished Professor & Dean Emerita of the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. A reception will follow her lecture in the Morgridge Commons.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wisconsin Idea Room  Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI 53706

Lorrie Shepard
University Distinguished Professor & Dean Emerita
School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

Lorrie Shepard’s research focuses on psychometrics and the use and misuse of tests in educational settings.  Her technical work has contributed to validity theory, standard setting, and statistical models for detecting test bias.  Her research studies on test use have addressed the identification of learning disabilities, testing for kindergarten readiness testing, teacher testing, effects of high-stakes accountability testing, and most recently the use of classroom assessment to support teaching and learning. 

Hosted by the UW–Madison School of Education and its Departments of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology, with support from the Sorenson endowment, Center for Research on Early Childhood Education.

Funding provided by the University Lectures Kemper K. Knapp Fund.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture in the Morgridge Commons of the Education Building. 

Lecture: 4 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 
Reception: 5 pm, Morgridge Commons

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