Bringing Educators, Leaders, & Policymakers Together

Events for the passionate changemakers working to improve educational assessment & accountability

Great work is never done alone. Our events are intended to provide an open space for great discussion, idea sharing, collaboration, and inspiration among a wide range of leaders, thinkers, and practitioners in the field committed to improving outcomes for students.

The Reidy Interactive Lecture Series

Since 1999, this annual conference brings together a diverse audience to engage with a timely topic in applied assessment or accountability. RILS is unique in that it allows for attendees to dive deep into a single topic and collectively share perspectives, challenges, and solutions.

RILS is named for lifelong educator Edward F. Reidy, Jr., who played a significant role in improving public education in Kentucky and across the country, particularly through standards-based reform. Since his passing in 1999, we have been proud to keep his visionary spirit alive through the Reidy Interactive Lecture Series.

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The Brian Gong Colloquium

This annual colloquium is named in honor of Brian Gong, the Center’s Co-Founder and former Executive Director. Our aspiration for this internal event is to foster the intellectual curiosity, innovative thinking, and respectful discourse Brian models. Our staff focuses on a topic that may be outside of their expertise but is likely to have a significant impact in our field of work. We spend one year gathering information on the topic, and we invite experts to join us for the colloquium to share information and engage in discussions.

The Brian Gong Colloquium provides an opportunity for Center staff to expand our knowledge and increase our effectiveness in supporting innovations and improvements in assessment and accountability.