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The Annual Conference on Assessment & Grading

Atlanta, Georgia | April 24–26, 2023
  • $749.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
  • Solution Tree is in frequent contact with the staff at event venues to get updates about new or updated COVID-19 guidance from local and state officials related to events and public health. We have proactively taken steps to promote the health and safety of our attendees, associates, and staff.

The Annual Conference on Assessment & Grading

The educator’s goal is to ensure students love learning and are motivated to achieve at high levels. During this conference, you’ll hear keynotes and participate in breakouts packed with tools, tips, and templates for successful instruction and assessment. Gain strategies to ensure every student can answer these questions: “Where am I going and why?” “How am I doing?” “Where to next?” Experts will share implementation models, answer questions, and discuss next steps with your team. You’ll leave empowered and prepared to ensure every student, regardless of background, is college and career ready.

  • Develop a balanced assessment plan for your school or district to ensure student investment in their own learning, frequent and specific feedback, gap analysis, improved instruction, and collaboration.
  • Acquire the skills to refine traditional lessons into standards-based lessons with clear learning targets.
  • Gain strategies to help students really understand classroom expectations and how their success will be measured.
  • Discover how to build common formative assessments and analyze the data to both remediate and extend instruction.
  • Develop a toolkit of feedback strategies to impact student investment and learning results.
  • Recognize how to build assessment literacy, utilizing a learning map to differentiate professional development.
  • Identify how technology can improve the instruction and assessment process.
  • Gain research-based approaches to standards-based grading and reporting.

Hear from our attendees

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Monday, April 24th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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


10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.


2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–3:45 p.m. Role-Alike Networking Meeting

Tuesday, April 25th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–9:45 a.m.


9:45–11:45 a.m. Learning Labs
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:15–2:45 p.m.


2:45–3:00 p.m.


3:00–4:00 p.m. Table Topics & Time with an Expert

Wednesday, April 26th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.


9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:30 a.m.


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

Parking information: $55 for regular vehicle and $60 for full size.

All rates are per day and subject to change.

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $209 per night plus $5.00 per night state-imposed hotel fee

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Online reservations

“Knowledgeable speakers provided ideas and strategies for making us become better as teachers AND making it easier to manage.”

Kim Tunney, teacher, Canyon Ridge Elementary School, Arizona

“Relevant content by credible educators . . . Solution Tree never fails to bring the best and brightest.”

Kelly Vines Nash, curriculum and instruction consultant, School of Education, University of Missouri–Kansas City

“I have never been to a conference that I truly enjoyed and learned so much from before this one!”

Gale Harrington, teacher, Armijo High School, California


Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW

Atlanta, Georgia

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 five 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 on-site.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment and Grading

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment and Grading

If you have ever asked, “what are the best practices in grading and assessment?” then look no further. Your most challenging questions are answered through this FAQ dialogue that covers how to implement effective and strong assessment practices quickly and easily.