Arizona Assessments Conference

Due to extended social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Arizona Department of Health Services and out of an abundance of caution, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has decided to reschedule the Arizona Assessments Conference originally scheduled for September 28-30, 2020.

The new conference dates are September 27-29, 2021 at Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel. ADE is in contact with our 2020 keynotes and hopes to offer a very similar lineup in 2021. More information to come!

ADE will issue a full refund for your current registration fee. Unfortunately, registration costs cannot be transferred to next year’s conference. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at [email protected]

Please remember to cancel your hotel reservations with the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel.

September 28-30, 2020

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, Arizona 85305

The 2020 Arizona Assessments Conference is being hosted by the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) Assessment Section in collaboration and partnership with ADE’s K-12 Standards and Accountability & Research Sections.

This conference will highlight the deep connections between Standards, Assessment, and Accountability for LEAs as we all work collaboratively to improve outcomes for students. Just as this work goes beyond administering tests, knowing the academic standards, and receiving a letter grade, so will the professional development opportunities throughout this 2½ day conference. Through sessions presented by both national and local experts, we will explore the deep connections at the district, school, and classroom level between the academic standards, Arizona’s state assessments, such as AzM2, AzSCI, AZELLA, MSAA, and AIMS A, and accountability data.

Sessions will go beyond updates and test administration tasks and will be designed to strengthen foundations and make connections for participants. The target audience for this conference includes Arizona’s school and district leaders; instructional coaches; Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability leaders; EL Coordinators; and Special Education leaders.

The conference registration fee is $425 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, and parking each day.