Katie White is an author and independent educational consultant in addition to being an Assessment and RtI Associate for Solution Tree. With more than 30 years of experience in education, she has been a system leader, an administrator, a learning coach, and a K–12 classroom teacher and online teacher.
Katie was an integral part of her school division’s multiyear journey through renewed curricula and standards/outcome-based assessment and reporting. Through her work at the system level, she has developed an integrated understanding of the relationships between learning, curriculum, assessment, instruction, environment, data, Response to Intervention, resource deployment, and system strategic planning. Her work with educators supports both a holistic understanding of learners and how they interact with our school systems alongside an in-depth refinement of practices that support teaching and learning in classrooms. Her focus is on helping educators develop a personalized understanding of the connections between curriculum, assessment, and instruction through a growth in leadership, confidence, and understanding.
To see the work of Katie and some of her assessment colleagues, visit the Solution Tree website allthingsassessment.info
Katie has worked as a contracted writer and assessment expert for various groups, including the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, authoring their provincial assessment accreditation training, as well as the LEGO Company as a creativity and assessment specialist. Katie has also consulted with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation to develop the assessment and instructional support documents. Katie is past-president and communication co-chair of the non-profit Canadian Assessment for Learning Network. Her books include Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners, Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom, and Student Self-Assessment: Data Notebooks, Portfolios and Other Tools to Advance Learning. Her fourth book, Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Assessment and Grading was co-authored with Cassandra Erkens, Jadi Miller, and Tom Schimmer. Katie is currently authoring a chapter for the renewed Teacher as Assessment Leader (Guskey, T. ed.) and has contributed to several other books by other authors.
She received a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in Curriculum Studies from the University of Saskatchewan.