The Council of Chief State School Officers 2015 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) will be held on June 22-24, 2015, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.  The primary objective of the NCSA is to promote sharing of information and best practices that will help states achieve their educational purposes through having the strongest assessment systems possible. Assessment systems include those elements essential to assessments (such as content standards and test design) and assessment infrastructure (such as the technologies necessary for conducting high-quality assessments). The conference also supports professional development, assessment research, and accountability systems that use assessment data.

This year the conference theme is "Implementing High-Quality Assessments for ALL Students." States have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to ensuring the success of all students by adopting college- and career-readiness standards. To realize the potential of these standards, states require assessments that match the depth, breadth, and rigor of the standards; accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness; and provide valid data to inform teaching and learning. Many states are operationalizing their commitment by implementing high-quality assessments in the 2014-2015 school year. The goal of the 2015 conference is to provide a forum for states to share the best practices, strategies, lessons learned, and available resources relative to their implementation of high-quality assessments for all students.

About NCSA

The National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) is the premiere forum for assessment practitioners to discuss what is happening in the real world of educational assessment - what's new, what's going on at the state and federal level, what works and what does not.


Registration for CCSSO's National Conference on Student Assessment will open by Wednesday, January 21


To view the current and past conference material visit the Program page.

Sponsorship & Exhibits

Are you looking for a creative way to deliver your message to 1,000 people with a professional interest in student assessment developed in all areas of the curriculum and conducted on national, state, district, and classroom levels? View our sponsorship & exhibit information here.

Hotel / Travel

CCSSO's 2015 National Conference on Student Assessment will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California.