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Assessment Committee

Statement of Purpose

The IAASE Assessment Committee will identify, monitor, and inform IAASE membership regarding the implementation issues that affect student assessment based on data collection, progress reporting and assessment issues.

Function and Tasks of the Assessment Committee


  • The Assessment Committee will maintain a liaison relationship with both the Illinois State Board of Education and their Assessment staff regarding the Illinois student assessment system, national issues that impact Illinois schools, student data management and school reform.

  • The Assessment Committee will inform, serve as a resource and consult with the IAASE Executive Board on assessment and testing issues.

  • The Assessment Committee will make recommendations to the Executive Board in response to needed changes, modifications and policy development related to state and national assessment.

  • The Assessment Committee will assist IAASE membership in the resolution of questions, problems and concerns in the area of data collection and student assessment.

  • The Assessment Committee will provide guidance information for distribution to the IAASE membership on student assessment.


Assessment Committee Chairperson(s)

Co-Chairs

  • Bonnie Jordan
  • Yolanda Payne


  • The IAASE President will recommend the approval of the Assessment Chairperson(s) from a membership list of current Members.

  • Terms of the Assessment Committee Chairperson(s) shall be for two (2) years and their appointment aligned with the term and recommendation of each new IAASE President. Chairperson(s) may be reappointed for successive two (2) year terms. Chairperson(s) who leave the position prior to the end of the two (2) years shall be replaced to fulfill the remaining portion of the two (2) year term.

  • The Assessment Chairperson(s) shall be a voting Member(s) of the IAASE Executive Board.

  • The Assessment Committee Chairperson(s) will appoint Members in good standing to participate on the Committee. The Committee Chairperson(s) may add Members at any time and the term will be consistent with the term of each IAASE President.


Assessment Committee Members

Anne Gmazel Dawn Timerman
Annette Grescham Angela Zajac
Dr. Sue Ireland Colleen Little
Jayne Jaskolski Eboney Lofton
Rose Smith Dr. Dawn Michaud
Nicole Spatafore Emily Shields
Melissa Taylor  


  • The Assessment Committee Members will consist of a minimum of five (5) Members.

  • The Assessment Committee Members will be selected based on the diversity of the IAASE membership including, the IAASE regions, experience, gender and racial background.

  • The Assessment Committee Members terms shall be for two (2) years and their appointment aligned with the term of each new IAASE President. The Assessment Committee Members may be reappointed to successive two (2) year terms. The Committee Members who leave the position prior to the end of a two (2) year term shall be replaced to fulfill the remaining portion of the term.


Revised: 7/1/18