March 30 and 31 marked the seminar entitled “The Advances of Assessment in the
21st Century: State-of-the Art as Opposed to Point-Based,” which began at Olívia Barradas Cultural Center in Valença and ended at the Presidente Tancredo Neves (CFR-PTN) Rural Family Home in Presidente Tancredo Neves, Bahia.
Present at the event were educators from the teaching units in the Bahia Southern Lowlands – both the state and municipal school system – as well as the rural families
associated with the Bahia Southern Lowlands Environmental Protection Area Mosaic
Integrated and Sustainable Development Program (PDIS), supported by the Odebrecht Foundation.
On the first day, teacher Thereza Penna, who serves as the Cesgranrio Foundation Evaluation Center Coordinator, gave a lecture on the topic, encouraging participants
to discuss the best way of undertaking an educational assessment, the myths surrounding the issue and advances associated with the topic over time. The reflections were focused on the importance of training educators and their relationship with students. There was also a dialogue about Appreciative and Inclusive Assessment and Multiple Intelligences.
During the following morning, the lecture “A Perspective on Our Practices in Trade-Off
Teaching” completed the programming. At the end of the lecture, Penna coordinated a join evaluation of the discussions that took place over the two days of the event. “I’m grateful for the honor of having participated in the event and have taken part in such a noble mission, involving committed educators and students,” said Penna.