Elevate Intellectual Engagement with Performance Assessments (Live or Asynchronous Opportunity)


January 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Assessments should deliver actionable information to both teacher and student, and traditional formats such as short-answer responses or multiple-choice questions may be limited in their capacity to do so. Performance-based assessments, on the contrary, require increased intellectual engagement and ensure that students must demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and skills. Further, they offer an opportunity to measure various competencies and student’s transferability of learning. In this workshop, learn design principles and gain practical implementation strategies for performance assessments to apply in your classroom no matter the grade or subject!


Lindsay Prendergast, M.Ed. currently serves as a School Improvement Coach with NWEA and a Framework Specialist with The Danielson Group. Lindsay is an ASCD Emerging Leader. She recently concluded five years as the Principal of an international school in the Dominican Republic and has worked as a Special Education Teacher and Administrator for the past seventeen years. Throughout her career, Lindsay has designed and delivered professional development in English and Spanish for educators around the world on various topics including curriculum development, assessment, and grading practices. She has authored informational and research articles for ASCD, Curriculum Insight, InterEd, Scope Education, and several other education publications on various topics. Lindsay is also a team member and leader of school engagement review teams for Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and is a Fellow with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).

Abigail French is an accomplished presenter, an online instructional coach and mentor, an educational course designer, and a sixth-grade teacher at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock, Virginia. She is currently celebrating year twelve in her teaching career, with Shenandoah CountyPublic Schools.

In addition to teaching, Abby partners with VaLIN and VaSCL to lead schools in implementing performance assessments through the Virginia Assessment Collaborative, as an innovation and social studies content coach. In September 2020, Abby was selected as a Class of 2020 ASCD Emerging

Through her involvement as a board member with UnisonEDU, a non-profit organization, Abby works to provide equitable professional development to schools. She also advocates for public education and better working conditions for teachers and students as an officer with the Shenandoah County Education Association. Outside of school, Abby enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, preferably outdoors.

Can’t make the live event, then register for On-Demand that will be available from January 21 – March 31, 2022.


NHASCD member:  $35 per person
Non-member:   $45 per person


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