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The Assessment Collaborative Institute

Cedar Rapids, Iowa | June 26–28, 2024
$799.00
  • $769.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
 

Using Classroom Assessments and Sound Grading Practices to Bring Hope to Every Learner

Is assessment working for or against learning in your classroom, school, or district? For teachers, effective assessment serves as a powerful ally in the teaching and learning process. For students, assessment—done right—provides the understanding, hope, and motivation to build efficacy on the path to achievement. Join an all-star lineup of assessment and grading experts and master practitioners, and get ready to turbocharge learning.

Teachers and leaders will learn how to:

  • Spark a growth mindset in students
  • Avoid the most common mistakes in assessment design and analysis
  • Collaborate in teams to identify specific learning issues for targeted instructional solutions
  • Design structures, protocols, and schedules that empower collaborative teacher teams to develop, score, analyze, and respond to assessment

Sessions deliver the following learning outcomes:

Assessment Architecture

  • Recognize and write meaningful multiple-choice items at various cognitive levels.
  • Write constructed-response items that give better information about student learning.
  • Create and utilize assessments that stimulate growth of 21st century skills.
  • Apply tools to review and revise assessments to effectively guide instruction, involve students, and communicate learning.
  • Acquire a complete process for creating and using common assessments.

Instructional Agility

  • Discover how to map an assessment plan, write learning targets, and use data.
  • Analyze data/student work to determine next steps and to give effective feedback.
  • Engage students in developing their own goals and tracking their learning while developing ownership, motivation, and a growth mindset.
  • Design and use homework as a formative assessment tool to impact student learning.

Student Investment

  • Understand how and why to develop and scale proficiency-based learning targets.
  • Learn how to engage learners in collaboratively scoring work using quality rubrics or scales.
  • Examine protocols and tools to help students monitor and reflect on progress data.
  • Identify ways to establish a growth mindset and approach to results.

Assessment Leadership

  • Build effective teacher professional development plans around standards-based grading.
  • Create a balanced system of assessment with options for skill-specific interventions and extensions during the school day.
  • Learn the systems, structures, and routines that can redefine accountability and reshape a school’s culture.
  • Explore the most productive approach to creating district, school, department, or team reassessment policies.

Learn from leading experts

Keynote speakers

On-Site Solution Tree Bookstore Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Agenda and session descriptions

Wednesday, June 26th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. Roll-Alike Networking

Thursday, June 27th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. Topic-Alike Discussions

Friday, June 28th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: $12 Daily


Primary Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Center Complex

350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 524019
800.445.8667

Discounted Rate: $153/night (singles/doubles)
Deadline: May 31, 2024 or until group rate is sold out.

Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Center Complex

350 First Avenue

Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.


On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-Op Discounts

  • Buy 5 or more Solution Tree titles or resources and receive 30% off and free shipping
  • On-site book co-op open daily throughout the event

Discounts above are for on-site purchases only. Does not include any non-Solution Tree product, toolkit, or sale table items. Purchase orders and credit cards accepted onsite. Continental US only.


Additional Information


Included with your registration

Jackpot!

Jackpot!

A shift in the educator’s mindset is needed to inspire student engagement and create a positive learning experience. Jackpot! offers immediate actions and addresses the mindset shift teachers must make to truly achieve student investment in their classrooms.

Event Notebook

Event Notebook

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Solution Tree is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.