What We’re Up To: Center Presentations at NCSA

May 22, 2024

Reducing State Testing, Through-Year Assessment, and More

Another big assessment conference—the National Conference on Student Assessment, in Seattle this year—is June 24-26, and our associates are giving a bunch of interesting presentations. If you’re attending NCSA, drop by and see us!

Here’s a quick rundown of what we’re doing and when. The program provides locations and more details on each session (and will provide session handouts, when they are available).

Monday, June 24

How to Be an Effective Data Champion in Your Organization: Frameworks, Mindsets and Best Practices (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

  • André Rupp & Laura Pinsonneault, presenters

Policy, Practicalities, and Psychometrics: The Influence of the Stakeholder System on Through-Year Assessment Designs (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

  • Will Lorié, discussant

Testing What Should Be Taught: Designing and Implementing Instructionally Relevant State Assessment Systems (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

  • Nathan Dadey, presenter

Tinkering Toward Balance: The Design, Implementation, and Use of Balanced Assessment Systems (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

  • Scott Marion, Erika Landl & Caroline Wylie, presenters

Tuesday, June 25

Evolution or Revolution? States’ Efforts to Improve, Innovate and Re-design Accountability (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

  • Scott Marion & Laura Pinsonneault, presenters

District and State Voices in the Revision of the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (10 am – 11:30 am)

  • Cara Laitusis, panelist

Plenary Session (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

  • Caroline Wylie, speaker

Can We Do Better than “Cruel Optimism” for Teacher Professional Learning? (2:30 – 3:30 pm)

  • Caroline Wylie, presenter

Writing Content Standards that Support Assessment of Content, Expertise, and Growth (4:00 – 4:30 pm)

  • Brian Gong, presenter

Wednesday, June 26

Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Balanced Assessment Systems Supporting All Students (9:00 am – 10:30 am)

  • Caroline Wylie, presenter

Guidance for Supporting the Development and Assessment of Skills for the Future: Policy, Technical, and Curricular Perspectives (9:00 am – 10:30 am)

  • André Rupp & Chris Brandt, presenters

Stump the Psychometrician! (9:00 am – 10:30 am)

  • Juan D’Brot, presenter

What do Educational Partners Want in Assessment Innovation and the IADA Program? (11 am – 12:00 pm)

  • Nathan Dadey, presenter

Pillars of Accountability: Perspectives on the Federal Framework of Accountability and Where We Go Next (12:30 pm – 2 pm)

  • Chris Domaleski, presenter

Reducing State Accountability Testing: Possibilities and Challenges (12:30 pm – 2 pm)

  • Scott Marion & Will Lorié, presenters

Scores and Score Uses in Through-Year State Assessment Programs (12:30 pm – 2 pm)

  • Nathan Dadey, presenter

State Perspectives on Accountability Requirements within Assessment Innovation (12:30 pm – 2 pm)

  • Juan D’Brot, presenter