Assistant Professor of Education Appointed to National State Network of Educators

High Point University Professor Shirley Disseler

High Point University Professor Shirley DisselerHIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 20, 2013 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of education at High Point University, was recently selected to represent the state of North Carolina in the national State Network of Educators initiative.

Through the organization, Disseler will work to develop and review teaching and assessment tools to help educators across the country better serve their students. She and other selected educators around the country will work to form a digital library that will help teachers in developing formative assessment tools, measuring student success and understanding where the gaps in instruction lie in order to better differentiate instructional practices.

“I am pleased to have been appointed to serve on this consortium,” says Disseler. “I feel it will benefit me as a professor of pre-service teachers to be more knowledgeable about the assessment process and to be a part of the future of assessment in our state. I also look forward to working with others from around the country as we share ideas and develop more of common path toward assessment in America. We need to develop a curriculum and assessment plan that is versatile across the country. Students relocate often as parents find work in different areas of the country. The one thing that could be somewhat stable is education and assessment.”

The tool assessments will be based off of the Smarter-Balanced system, which measures student success and performance on the state standards for math and English-language-arts. Every state has a team working to develop items, review items and to develop and implement a new digital library.

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