Annual Summer Symposium June 22, 2017

THIS YEAR’S TOPIC : Exploring Formative Assessment in STEM Experiences:
An Authentic Window into Children’s Development

Location: ACES Staff Development Building
205 Skiff Street Hamden, CT
Building behind school, use back parking lot
Hours : 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | Lunch Provided
Registration Fee :  $125.00

Administrators, Principals, Curriculum Supervisors, Directors of Early Childhood Programs


  • What are the distinct features across STEM disciplines for grades PreK-3?
  • What are some exemplars of authentic assessment in the STEM area that supports our understanding of the instructional needs of young learners?
  • How can administrators encourage the use of formative assessments in their buildings to help teachers be more responsive to the developmental needs and interests of young children?
  • How does the use of formative assessment inform and improve the data team process in grades PreK - 3?

Research shows that developmentally appropriate experiences in PreK-2 translates into improved student achievement in grades 3 and beyond. (Duncan, et al., 2007; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2003; Watts, Duncan, Siegler, & Davis-Kean, 2014)


  • Learn how the use of formative assessments can improve student outcomes for grades PreK - 3 in the STEM disciplines.
  • Build understanding of the leadership role in bringing formative assessments into the culture of achievement.
  • Learn how the CCT Evidence Guides can assist administrators in coaching conversations about formative assessment.
  • Engage in a mock data team to analyze student work from an authentic assessment.

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For more information Contact:  Alice F. Torres, Ed.D, MSW
Director Early Childhood Services
email: atorres@aces.org | Phone: 203.407.4441


CT Office of Early Childhood, www.ct.gov/oec

CT Office of Children and Families, www.ct.gov/dcf

CT Birth to Three, www.birth23.org

CT Association for the Education of Young Children, www.ctaeyc.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org

National Resource Center on Health and Safety in Childcare, www.nrckids.org

Office of Head Start, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs