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The Assessment Center Institute: Where Assessment Meets Hope

Las Vegas, Nevada | May 24–26, 2023
$779.00
  • $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.
 

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 will learn how to spark a growth mindset in students, avoid the most common mistakes in assessment design and analysis, reporting, and collaborate in teams to identify specific learning issues for targeted instructional solutions. Leaders will learn how to design structures, protocols, and schedules that empower collaborative teacher teams to develop, score, analyze, and respond to assessment. Making the switch to standards-based grading? Find implementation answers here for classroom practice, reporting progress to parents, and more.

Sessions deliver the following learning outcomes:

Assessment Architecture

  • Design backward to win forward.
  • Differentiate among assessment questions, open questions, and engagement questions.
  • 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.
  • Get strategies to infuse assessment and 21st century skills into any instructional activity.
  • 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.
  • Explore different grading methods, report cards, formats, and other reporting tools.
  • Learn the systems, structures, and routines that can redefine accountability and reshape a school’s culture.
  • Explore the essential role reassessment plays within a learning-centered culture.
  • Explore the most productive approach to creating district, school, department, or team reassessment policies.

On-Site Solution Tree Bookstore Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Agenda and session descriptions

Wednesday, May 24th

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. Team Time

Thursday, May 25th

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. Team Time

Friday, May 26th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

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: $18 Daily


Primary Hotel

Planet Hollywood

3667 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
866.919.7472

Discounted Rate: $75/night + $45.95 resort fee
Deadline: April 22, 2023 or until group rate is sold out.

Venue

Planet Hollywood

3667 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, Nevada


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

Product code: CFF757

Event Partner: Clark County School District


Five Reasons to Attend a Solution Tree Event (PDF)
A Letter to Your Boss (DOC)

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.