Conference Program

NCSA 2017 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Flexibility and Innovation in Assessment and Accountability under ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015 with the goal of providing states the flexibility and authority they need to make a difference for all kids, while at the same time holding them accountable for results. With this increased flexibility comes opportunities and responsibilities for state leadership, this year the NCSA focuses on "Flexibility and Innovation in Assessment and Accountability under ESSA." Many states are taking advantage of the flexibility provided by this new law and designing new accountability systems. A well-designed accountability system based in part on valid and reliable assessment data as well as other measures will allow states to have a clear picture of how to improve the skills and abilities that students need to succeed in college, careers, and life. The goal of the 2017 conference is to give states a forum to share and discuss the best practices, strategies, research studies, data, and resources that support states in implementing high-quality assessments and solid accountability systems, which improve academic achievement for all students and help close gaps.

Take a look at the NCSA 2017 Preliminary Program.

The program is subject to change without notice.

PAST CONFERENCES

2016 National Conference on Student Assessment (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 20-22, 2016)

  • To view and print the final 2016 NCSA program, click here.
  • Search and browse the 2016 online program to view and print handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Sessions with the folder icon indicate that the presentation and handout material is available.
  • To view and print the current 2016 NCSA Attendee List by Last Name, click here.

2015 National Conference on Student Assessment (Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, June 22-24, 2015)

  • To view and print the final 2015 NCSA program, click here.
  • Search and browse the 2015 online program to view and print handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Sessions with the folder icon indicate that the presentation and handout material is available.
  • To view and print the current 2015 NCSA Attendee List by Last Name, click here.

2014 National Conference on Student Assessment (Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 25-27, 2014)

  • To view and print the final 2014 NCSA program, click here.
  • Search and browse the 2014 online program to view and print handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Sessions with the folder icon indicate that the presentation and handout material is available.
  • To view and print the final 2014 NCSA Attendee List by Last Name, click here.

2013 National Conference (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, June 19 - 22, 2013)

  • To view and print the final 2013 NCSA program, click here.
  • Search and browse the 2013 online program to view and print handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Sessions with the folder icon indicate that the presentation and handout material is available.
  • To view and print the final 2013 NCSA Attendee, click here.

2012 National Conference (The Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 26 - 29, 2012)

  • To view and print the final 2012 NCSA program, click here.
  • Search and browse the 2012 online program to view and print handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Sessions with the folder icon indicate that the presentation and handout material is available.
  • To view and print the final 2012 NCSA attendee list, click here.