PUBLIC FORUMS ON THE GORDON COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON

Dates: Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27, 2012
Time:   6–9 p.m.
Location: The Watson College of Education
Education Building Room 162
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Free event parking will be available in Lot I, which is adjacent to the Education building. See campus map http://www.uncw.edu/map/.

The Public Forums on the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education will take place at the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They will open with perspectives from the Gordon Commission presented by Edmund W. Gordon, chairperson, who will open the floor for participants to present their comments. Other Commission members will be in attendance.

For this session participants are invited to submit and orally present briefs to the Gordon Commission for the following:

  1. in support of issues and perspectives to which presenters are recommending that the Commission attend
  2. in support of specific recommendations presenters choose to make to the Commission concerning future developments in educational assessment and measurement
  3. in support of visions and future developments in education and related capacities of educational measurement that are relevant for the anticipated future developments in education

Preference will be given to the inclusion of briefs that speak to the long term future of education practice and measurement rather than to the short term.

Participants who choose to present a brief to the Gordon Commission are asked to submit their statements following the instructions below. Statements received in advance and in writing will be given priority. Participants who choose to speak without prior submission are invited to register at the forums and present briefs in writing immediately following their three minutes presentation. Time may be arranged for long statements upon request but no statement will be provided with more than six minutes for oral presentation.

Instructions On How To Submit Your Statement

  • Download the cover letter here.
  • Complete the cover letter.
  • Add the cover letter at the front of your statement.
  • Statements should be between 1,800 and 2,000 words.
  • Convert the cover letter and statement into a PDF file.
  • Send PDF file to: contact@gordoncommission.org