By: Monique Muldrow
It’s that time of year again, a time when the days grow shorter and the green of summer turns to hues of amber. In other words, it’s TAO time! Yes, TAO Days are upon us. Speakers will travel across the globe to share their experiences and showcase their accomplishments using the TAO assessment platform to fulfill a wide variety of national assessment requirements. This year’s TAO Days, hosted by TBA21 GmbH and OPIT, will take place in Budapest, Hungary beginning Monday, September 22 through Tuesday September 23.
Breakthrough Technologies is honored to be playing a featured role in the annual TAO Days event next week. Managing Partner, Doug Wilson is traveling to Budapest to share in the keynote address alongside Dr. Chris Domaleski, the executive director of the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC). Doug will enumerate on the NCSC project and Breakthrough’s innovative role, as well as the substantive collaboration with CTB/McGraw-Hill, Measured Progress and NCSC. Doug and Dr. Domaleski will present the keynote to open the conference on Monday, September 22.
The NCSC Assessment Technology System is tailored to meet the unique needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities who require an alternate assessment. This assessment allows educators, administrators, and parents to understand their students’ performance against the U.S. Common Core State Standards of education. To read more about our work on the NCSC project, click here.
Bojan Vulevic, Lead Software Developer at Breakthrough will also be attending TAO Days 2014. Bojan is a technical lead/architect with the NCSC project. He is traveling to Budapest to learn more about what other countries are doing with the technology, and share some of the challenges and successes that Breakthrough has seen on the platform.