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The Annual Conference on Assessment & Grading

Austin, Texas | July 18–20, 2022
  • $689.00 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 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, July 18th

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, July 19th

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 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Learning Labs
12:00–1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30–3:00 p.m.


3:00–3:15 p.m.


3:15–4:15 p.m. Table Topics & Time with an Expert

Wednesday, July 20th

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: $24 Daily/Overnight - Self-Parking: $27.75+tax / Valet $46+tax

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

Hilton Austin

500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $264 per night

Deadline: June 26, 2022

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


Hilton Austin

500 E 4th St.

Austin, Texas

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, credit cards, and cash accepted onsite. Continental US only.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

Assessment as a Catalyst for Learning

Assessment as a Catalyst for Learning

With the right mindset, the assessment process can be a gift to our students that propels meaningful learning for all. Discover how to embrace formative and summative assessment practices to identify and unwrap priority standards, develop learning progressions, and plan daily instruction that supports student growth and inspires learning.