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Dear Colleagues,


As the school year comes to an end and you reflect upon all that you have done, remember that you may never know how many lives you have touched and the difference you have made for others - for students, families, colleagues, partners, and friends. As we sign off for the summer, we hope you will take some time to think about those who have inspired you and made a real difference in your life.


We would like to share a story about someone who has touched many lives over the years and inspires our work at the Center for Collaborative Education. Meg Anderson joined CCE in 2003 as a leader of our Principal Residency Network. At CCE, she coached countless principals and school and teacher leaders, sharing the fundamentals of leadership and instilling the importance of social justice, collaboration, and continuous improvement. 


Meg has also been an inspiration and guiding mentor for our entire staff at CCE, inspiring us to keep pushing for opportunity and equity for each and every student in our work. "Equity is always front and center in her mind," recalls Dan French, Executive Director, "Meg was the voice whispering in my ear saying, Remember process and inclusion - make sure that all voices are heard." In September, Meg will be retiring from CCE but her impact will continue on in the lives she has touched. Thank you, Meg, for showing us what it means to be a true collaborator!

One more week to register! Summer Institute 2015  

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We have extended the registration
deadline for this year's Quality Performance Assessment
Summer Institute until next

Friday, June 26We would love to have you and your colleagues join us!


"After Summer Institute, designing performance assessments became so real, easy, and doable. It made teaching really fun and not the same old thing... Teachers are just as excited as the kids and that is something I am grateful for." Amber Mieras, Summer Institute 2012 participant 


For Amber, Summer Institute was a transformative experience that changed the way she thought about teaching, learning, and assessment. Check out the video below to hear more about Amber's experience at Summer Institute.


QPA Summer Institute Registration

July 13-16, 2015 

Simmons College, Boston, MA


Putting Performance Assessment into Practice
Putting Performance Assessment into Practice


CCE Presents at CCSSO Conference

Dan French, Executive Director, will be presenting at the Council of Chief State School Officers 2015 National Conference on Student Assessment on June 24th in San Diego, California. In collaboration with the Center for Assessment and New Hampshire Department of Education, Dan will be co-leading the session Reciprocal Accountability: Using a Comprehensive Assessment System to Support Competency Decisions and State Accountability Determinations


Dan will be discussing how to build local capacity state-wide to design performance tasks with quality criteria, highlighting the Quality Performance Assessment program's support of New Hampshire's Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) initiative. 

Webinar Recording - Laying the Foundation for Performance Assessment: Lessons Learned from the Innovation Lab Network Pilot in New England

"We are one of the few schools in the area that has gone completely competency-based, and because of that performance assessments are necessary," explains Abby Asciola, ELA Teacher at Gilford High School in (SAU 73) NH. 


Abby and her colleague, Jonathan Doughty from Wales, ME, joined CCE staff for a webinar in late May to share insights from the pilot of the Innovation Lab Network Performance Assessment project. To hear more, check out the complete webinar recording below that is now available online.

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