Alternatives to standardized tests are becoming more frequently used in all classrooms. Alternative assessments can support meaningful, engaged learning and develop higher-order thinking skills. Some educators feel that alternative assessments motivate students to perform their best. It is important to create alternative assessments that ensure equal opportunities for all students to demonstrate their abilities and achievement. This presentation will explore alternatives to assessing student learning that can be implemented throughout the content and grade levels.
Beth holds a masters degree in school administration from North Carolina State University. She earned her B.S in Special Education from East Carolina University in 1983. Beth's career in education spans over 25 years in a range of Pre-k to high school level education during which she has served in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities. Prior to her joining the Trinity Academy of Raleigh faculty, Beth served as Director of Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool in Raleigh for seven years. She is also a former special education teacher having taught in the Wake County Public School System as well as other public school systems throughout North Carolina and Virginia.