Day of Assessment Conference

The New Jersey Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NJACTE) Day of Assessment
Conference is part of our overall efforts to increase chapter engagement providing a valuable
opportunity for faculty, administrators, and students to come together and learn from each
other on various aspects of assessment in educator preparation. The Day of Assessment began
as an in-person event, and in recent years it has shifted to a virtual format that has enabled
participation from a wider geographic area across the mid-Atlantic region. NJACTE welcomes
attendees from all states to join in the networking, collaboration, and shared learning. Each
year the conference features a keynote speaker, followed by concurrent presentations by our
members and other colleagues in the field.

2022 Day of Assessment: Searching for Data Quality
March 24 and March 31, 2022
Keynote speaker, Dr. Terri Givens, “Empathy in Assessment? The Challenge of Inclusion.”
Givens shared how this work has challenged the way to approach her own assessment in the
classroom, and her thinking on how to develop desired outcomes more broadly on our
campuses. Givens is a professor of political science at McGill University, founder of Brighter
Professional Development, and an accomplished author. Her most recent books are the
memoir, Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides and The Roots of Racism:
The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe.

Visit our YouTube channel to view videos of the 2022 presentations.

2021 Day of Assessment: Assessment that Works
April 15, 2021
Keynote speaker, Linda Suskie, “Keeping Assessment Meaningful.” Suskie is an internationally
recognized consultant, writer, speaker, and educator on assessment in higher education and a
former vice president at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Her books include
Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide, one of the best-selling books on
assessment in higher education, and Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to
Accreditation and Accountability. She holds a B.A. in Quantitative Studies from Johns Hopkins
and an M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa.

Visit our YouTube channel to view videos of the 2021 presentations.

[2020 Day of Assessment: suspended due to pandemic]

2019 Day of Assessment: Practicing Meaningful, Manageable, and Sustainable Assessment
April 11, 2019
Keynote speaker, Dr. Catherine Wehlburg, “Innovative Assessment in Higher Education:
Mapping the Ever-Changing Landscape” Wehlburg is Dean for the School of Sciences,
Mathematics, and Education at Marymount University. Dr. Wehlberg has worked with both the
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Commission on Colleges
with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as an outside evaluator. She regularly
presents workshops on assessment, academic transformation, and the teaching/learning
process.