Education Policy Networking Series

More Than Test Scores: The Outcomes We Want For Our Graduates

State and federal educational policy conversations are dominated by scores on standardized tests. Colorado and other states have developed complex and often confusing systems of student assessment, teacher evaluation, and school ratings, all based on how kids do over the course of a few days on tests full of multiple choice items.

But what about critical thinking and problem-solving? What about creativity, global awareness, and effective communication and collaboration? What about technology fluency, self-directedness, and a host of other 21st century skills for which colleges and employers are clamoring?

Some schools are rethinking teaching and schooling to create different learning paradigms for students. In these schools, student engagement is up and, interestingly, so are those test scores.

Please join us for a conversation with Colorado schools that are going far beyond test scores to create future ready graduates who are primed for academic, workplace, and life success.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 15
5:30-7:00 p.m.

1380 Lawrence Street
Terrace Room (Second Floor)
Denver, CO 80204


Michelle Baldwin
Anastasis Academy, Centennial

Barb Ebert
Rocky Mountain Elementary, Longmont

Nicole Caldwell
Global Village Academy, Northglenn

Penny Eucker
STEM School & Academy, Highlands Ranch

Liza Eaton
Odyssey School, Denver

Heidi Ringer
Skyline High, Longmont


Dr. Scott McLeod, Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver