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.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, March 31, 2017
Registration Cancellation Deadline
Friday, May 26, 2017
Hotel Reservation Cut-Off Date
Monday, June 5, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline
Monday, June 26, 2017
Registration for CCSSO's 2017 National Conference on Student Assessment will open January 2017.
To view the current and past conference materials visit the Program page.
If you are looking for an opportunity to deliver your message to an audience of more than 1,000 professionals in the field of education, why not try the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA). Our annual conference draws large audiences of administrators and educators from the national, state, and district levels who have a strong interest in student assessments and curriculum at the local level, as well as large-scale assessment. As a sponsor and exhibitor, you will receive prime visibility to an audience seeking educational solutions that you can provide.
CCSSO's 2017 National Conference on Student Assessment will be held at the JW Marriott Austin, Austin, Texas.