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Research Foundation of the State University of New York
Fiscal Year: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
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Collaborative Planning Grant
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SUNY Albany’s Educational Assessment and Evaluation for School Librarians and Teachers responds to calls for transparency and accountability in education. The project will also address public demands for higher standards, accountability, and effective instruction by training future educators in the design and development of the best assessment and evaluation practices available. These include targeting learning needs and providing culturally inclusive instructional materials for learners.    The partners, which include SUNY’s Department of Information Studies, School of Education, and the Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education,    will use this planning grant to identify critical capabilities; create an assessment and evaluation course for 70 students; develop opportunities for school librarian and media specialists (SLMS) and teachers to align curriculum with assessment; and facilitate collaboration among classroom teachers and SLMS.