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VATD 2016 Fall Assessment Conference
October 25 26, 2016
Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center


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Planning for the VATD 2016 Assessment Conference is well underway. Register NOW if you have not already done so!


Monday, October 24th - Registration begins at 4:00PM following the VDOE Fall 2016 DDOT Workshop; Fireside Chat with Shelley Loving-Ryder; and Welcome/Networking Reception.
Tuesday, October 25th (full day) - General Sessions, VDOE Presentations, Breakout Sessions and Vendor Exhibits
Wednesday, October 26th (half day) - Morning Sessions; Brunch with Speaker

VATD is excited to share the following presentations with conference participants:

-Invited speakers from CCSSO have been asked to share information about the new re-authorization of ESEA and implications for Virginia
-A general session will be held to share information from the two year study of teachers' practice of data use to inform instruction with implications for teacher training
-A panel presentation is in the works to share information on the progress of the local performance assessments with invited breakouts to follow;
-Back by popular demand, speakers from WIDA will be asked to update DDOTS on improvements and lessons learned from this spring's administration of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.
-Finally, we are privileged to hear from Dr. Staples who will share information about assessments from the State Superintendent's perspective.
-Best practice sessions are so important to the success of our conference. We are excited to have sessions on Creating a Meaningful Benchmark Assessment Process, Best Practices for Implementing PowerSchool Analytics, and Locally Developed Performance Tests Using ASOLs by Henrico, Norfolk and Fauquier counties respectively.

We are still accepting proposals for sessions please consider sharing your best practices with other school divisions.

As always, participants will have plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues, VDOE, and exhibitors.

We look forward to learning with you this fall!

Glen Miller, President
Virginia Association of Test Directors (VATD)



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