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High School Assessment and College Opportunities

Details on the High School Assessment and College Opportunities forum hosted by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond.

May 6, 2019 Forum

At a time when there are debates about summative assessments and the best measurements for predicting college readiness, the California Department of Education gathered a panel of experts and leaders to discuss the latest research and developments in the field.


  • Quality measures of predicting college success
  • Differential equity implications for different measures of college success
  • National trends in high school assessments used for college entrance and/or meeting federal K–12 assessment requirements


  • Michal Kurlaender, Professor of Education Policy at UC Davis
  • Young Whan Choi, Manager of Performance Assessments at Oakland Unified School District
  • Claude Steele, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University
  • James Popham, Emeritus Professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • Michael McCormick, Superintendent at Val Verde Unified School District
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 9, 2021