Several of us at SCEE will be attending CCSSO's National Conference on Student Assessment , starting with pre-sessions on Tuesday and then running Wednesday through Friday (June 26-29) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme of this year's conference is Fulfilling the Future of Educational Systems: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Through the Decade.
It is great to see teaching so prominently featured in this year's conference! Our own Janice Poda is on the agenda and we'll be taking part in the pre-session on Designing and Refining Educator Evaluation Systems: Tackling Your Biggest Challenges and many of the sessions in the Quality Teachers and Leaders strand.
Will any of you be attending the conference? Post a comment or send us a note if you will be attending. We hope we might be able to coordinate some informal networking and sharing while we are there, as well as follow-up blogs about what you discover at the event.
If you are not attending but are interested in knowing more about a particular session, please reach out so we can be your eyes and ears at the event! The program is located HERE and we are open to suggestions about which sessions to attend.
This conference has a long track record within CCSSO. Assessment practitioners come together in this venue to share lessons learned with the goal of transforming student assessment systems to personalize the education system and create the possibility for students to succeed in our diverse and technology-rich world. Among the estimated 800-1000 participants are individuals from the following professional backgrounds:
Test Developers and Publishers (35%);
State and Local Education Agencies (32%);
CCSSO Staff (4%);
US Department of Education (3%); and
Keep an eye out on this blog and follow #ncsa12 on Twitter for more information.