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Spring 2017 NAAD Membership Meeting

April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 am - April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

NAAD Continental Breakfast followed by Annual Meeting;
7:30-10:00; Marriott River Center; Room 12

  • NAAD Membership Meeting – Preliminary Agenda
  • Preliminary Agenda for NAAD Membership meeting:
    • Welcoming and introductions; M. Yakimowski
    • President’s Report including Presentation of Awards; M. Yakimowski
    • III. Secretary’s Report: Overview of Board meeting this year; L. Bennett
    • IV. Treasurer’s Report: Expenses and Expenditures; A. Stroter
    • V. Vice President: 2017 Symposium; B. Strykowski
    • VI. Assessment Update: T. Patelis
    • VII. Update by Sponsor: D. Jarvinen, Rethinking the District Role in State Assessments: Can Dis- tricts Take Control?
    • VIII. What is up with the expected legislation nationally; R. Hart
    • IX. School districts and Educator Preparation Programs: A discussion about what are our efforts to ensure all students are career and college-ready? L. Bennett
    • X. Budget: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where Do We Now Go; Discussion time of members facilitated by M. Yakimowski, B. Strykowski
    • XI. Looking to the Future from Our Vice-President/Incoming President; B. Strykowski
    • XII. Other

Joint luncheon with Directors of Research & Evaluation (DRE);
12:00-1:00; Marriott River Center; Alamo Ballroom, Room Salon B

Joint DRE/NAAD Dinner;
Location and time (tent. 5:30) to be announced to members only

NAAD/NCME Symposium and NAAD Special Recognition of 35-year Partnership with NCME;
10:35-12:05; Marriott Rivercenter; Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Meeting Room Level

The NAAD breakfast meeting and all social events are open to members. The NAAD/NCME symposium is open to any members of the sponsoring organizations. Meal events are only to membership.
We extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors for the lunch and dinner.

Strategic Measurement and Evaluation, Inc. (SME) which specializes in the design, development, scoring, and reporting of assessments for public and private sector clients. SME prides itself on actively partnering with their clients and on including the professional development components necessary to empower local educators to im- prove student achievement. See: http://escoreny.org/strategic.html

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Measuring Creativity from Classrooms to Large Scale Assessments: Views from Practice to Research and Development of Assessments


This invited symposium explores issues from classrooms to national and international as- sessments as the panelists discuss one of the trending topics in international education, economics and business: creativity. As we begin to experience more programs in our class- rooms promoting creativity, many challenges exist in measuring and assessing the results of these endeavors. In the first part of the session, panelists discuss their perspectives on the topic. The remainder of the session provides opportunity for panelists and the audi- ence to interact with each other around issues of measuring creativity and the links to large scale assessments.

Symposium Session Chair/Facilitator
Bonnie Strykowski, Ph.D.; NAAD Vice President; Mesa Public Schools, AZ

Symposium Presenters
Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Ph.D. OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

An International Perspective on Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills: Creating Bridges from Classrooms to International Assessments

Daniel Wallace, Senior Program Manager, Lincoln Center Education

A Window into the World of Teaching Creativity in Classrooms

Joan Herman, Ed.D. UCLA-CRESST

Toward Valid Measures of Creativity: Challenges and Promising Approaches

Sharyn Rosenberg, Ph.D. Assistant Director for Psychometrics at the National Assessment Governing Board

Innovation and Creativity in the National Assessment of Educational Progress

NAAD Special Recognition of 35-year Partnership with NCME

NAAD Presenter: Mary Yakimowski and Zollie Stevenson, NAAD Current and Immediate Past Presidents

NCME: Randy Bennett and Mark Wilson, NCME Current and Immediate Past Presidents


April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 am
April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


Marriott River Center