October 3, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Evening Meeting – 2 CEs for Delaware Licensure
ASHA’s Performance Assessment of Contributions and Effectiveness of SLPs
Presented by Susan Adams, Esq.
Tuesday October 3, 2017
Easterseals 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE, 19720
RSVP by September 29th to:
Attendance at no charge is a benefit of DSHA membership
Attendance for Non-DSHA members is $15
Course Description: 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.
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.
Susan Adams, Esq is the Director for State Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy at ASHA. She is responsible for advancing the public policy objectives of ASHA by representing the Association in all phases of state legislative and regulatory advocacy on state licensing and certification, relative to education and health-related matters. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University and her juris doctor from the University of Baltimore, School of Law. Susan received training in strategic planning facilitation from the American Management Association and holds a Certificate in Association Management from the American Society of Association Executives.