Thursday, September 7, 2017
Contact: Lisa Oriolo 410-239-7770

Join MSHA for a free webinar, presented by Susan Adams, who is the Director of State Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy at ASHA.  This webinar will be held on September 7, 2017 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  Attendance is free but you must RSVP  prior to August 20, 2017.  To reserve a spot for this webinar, please email the MSHA office at no later than August 20, 2017.


 This program is offered for .2 CEUs (Various levels, professional area).  ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. 


Webinar Abstract: The goal in developing an assessment system for educational professionals is to identify performance measures that accurately assess their impact on student performance. While much emphasis has been placed on evaluating the contributions of classroom teachers, very little attention has been paid to the contributions of other school professionals including SLPs. This presentation will focus on ASHA's Performance Assessment of the Contributions and Effectiveness of SLPs (PACE) which consists of the development of a portfolio based on the PACE Matrix, classroom observation, self-assessment and the PACE Matrix. The Matrix consists of nine objective evaluation areas which the evaluator and the SLP use to gauge performance and inform the creation of a professional development plan. ASHA’s PACE has been adopted and adapted by several states and school districts and is an appropriate alternative to the VAA systems developed and used by states and local school districts. A modified self-assessment exercise and a group activity using the PACE Matrix will be included, as will a discussion of strategies to get PACE adopted in the state and local school districts.


Learning Outcomes:

1.       Define Value Added Assessment and its role in assessing teachers and other school Professionals.

2.       Describe the three major components of the PACE.

3.       Define 3 advocacy strategies to work with decision makers to adopt the PACE.