2017 White House Tech Jam Convening for Fair Fewer Assessments
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, students from Richmond Education Academy for Learning (R.E.A.L.) Josiya Gardley and Kevon Harris, visited the White House to attend the last educational event under President Obama’s Administration. The students were two of ten students invited to participate in the White House Tech Jam convening on Fairer, Fewer, Assessments.
During this daylong event, students interfaced with senior policy advisors, technology development companies, and other students from across the nation to provide their feedback on how to improve assessments, reduce the burden of redundant assessment, aligned with the Testing Action Plan.
The students were joined by their teacher Ms. Coates, a United States Department teaching Ambassador Fellow and a White House Champion of Change Educator, and their Administrative Dean Mrs.Gilmore. The day kicked off with a welcome from the United States Secretary of Education, Dr. John King and ended with lunch provided by the White House and a private tour of the White House Eisenhower Executive Offices, also known as the West Wing.