Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give opening remarks at the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Center for K–12 research symposium on technology enhanced assessments on Tuesday, May 8, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. His remarks will open the session “What Does Going Digital Mean for the Future of K-12?”
The goal of the K-12 Center is to stimulate and support improvements in the field of K–12 assessment by challenging current testing practices, methodologies and instruments. In addition, the center engages educational leaders in the design and development of the “next generation” of K–12 assessment and performance management systems. The K-12 Center also strives to guide local, state and national leaders toward incorporating these improvements in their future comprehensive assessment development work. Its parent company, ETS, develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries.