Theresa Morris

Theresa Morris is the founder and CEO of MPASS Education. Prior to starting her own business, Ms. Morris was with Stanford University as a Mathematics Performance Assessment Developer at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE). Ms. Morris has over 30 years of experience including classroom teaching, district administrator, and consultant for CTB, Smarter Balanced, Discovery Education, and College Board as an item architect, item writer and author of performance tasks. Her classroom experience includes all grade and ability levels from kindergarten through graduate level courses. The focus of her recent work has been supporting state and district level development of high-quality performance assessment systems for the purposes of true accountability. This work includes supporting the creation and implementation of performance assessments aligned to standards as well as a districts profile of a graduate and developing resources and professional learning experiences for educators to support the instructional shifts necessary for students’ deeper learning and college and career readiness. Theresa is a lead facilitator in supporting state and local educational networks in building balanced assessment systems that include the use of performance assessments. The foundation of this work is building educator assessment literacy around the development and use of high-quality performance assessments.