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VATD Conference Agenda

VATD Conference Agenda

Tuesday, November 1

4:00 - 7:00 Registration: Jennifer Eichel, Conference Solutions James River Foyer


6:30 - 8:00 Conference Pre-Session: Using Neuroscience to Raise Achievement. Steve Miller, Ph.D. Scientific Learning Parlors G & H

8:00 - Hours Hospitality Suite – Meet and Greet Old and New Friends. Jack Kopcak, Scientific Learning Room 802

Wednesday, November 2

7:30 - 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Tests for Higher

Standards, David Mott James River Foyer

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Joe Montecalvo, President, VATD and Dr. Billy Cannaday, Superintendent, Chesterfield County Public Schools Parlors G & H


9:00 - 9:30 Dr. Jo Lynne DeMary, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, “Assessment Issues from the Virginia Department of Education” Parlors G & H

9:30 - 10:00 Vendor Break – Refreshments sponsored by Tests for Higher Standards

James River Corridor

10:00 - 11:30 “Test Coordinating??? Take this Job and Love It” Jerry King, Educator, Author, and Humorist Parlors G & H


11:45 - 12:45 Conference Luncheon – Sponsored by ETS, Introduction by Charles Cascio, Vice President for Communication and Public Affairs Parlors C & D

1:00 - 2:00 Breakout Session 1 See Below for Sessions, Times, and Locations

Presenter(s) Breakout Session 1 1:00-2:00 PM (* indicates repeat session) Location

Nora Hall

District-wide Classroom Assessment *

York

Megan Moore, Amy Howard

Involving LEP Parents in the Testing Process

Bon Air

Linda Stewart, Laurette Carter

Testing 101: Tools for Working Smarter Not Harder *

New River

Richard Crawford, Teresa Hoovestol

Using Classroom Data to Focus and Align Instruction

Anna

Jennifer Coyne Cassata Margaret Gheen, Michelle Serafin, and Ken Hinson

Roundtable Discussions: Sharing Strategies for Evaluating Programs and School Division Initiatives

Chesterfield

Mary Wills, Carolyn Morton-Hall

Reflections on the 3 in 1 EOC Window: Term Grads, Spring, and Expedited *

Parlor A

Susan Ennis, Marty Connolly

Formative Assessment With Student Response Systems**

Parlor B

Shannon Still, Karen Volkers

Staying on Target**

Parlor G

Steve Miller

Using Neuroscience to Boost Achievement

Parlor H

** indicates information on products by a sponsoring vendor


2:15-3:15 Nate Sparks, VaDOE, The State of Alternate Assessments (VAAP, VGLA, VSEP, etc.) Parlors G & H


Wednesday, November 2 (continued)


3:15-3:45 Vendor Break Sponsored by Tests for Higher Standards James River Corridor


3:45-4:45 Breakout Session 2 See Below for Sessions, Times, and Locations

Presenter(s) Breakout Session 2 3:45-4:45 PM (* indicates repeat session) Location

Nora Hall

District-wide Classroom Assessment *

York

Megan Moore, Amy Howard

Boosting the Academic Achievement of Your ESOL Students

Bon Air

Linda Stewart, Laurette Carter

Testing 101: Tools for Working Smarter Not Harder *

New River

Ann Allen

Teachers’ Evaluation of EduTest as a Tool for Classroom Assessment

Anna

Lida Hruda, Jennifer Coyne Cassata

What’s in it for Me? Helping Test Directors Understand Evaluation Reports

Chesterfield

Mary Wills, Carolyn Morton-Hall

Reflections on the 3 in 1 EOC Window: Term Grads, Spring, and Expedited *

Parlor A

Barry Kavy, Maureen Fowler

Back by Popular Demand: Sol Accountability and Sanity – Both at the Same Time *

Parlor B

Tracy Robertson, Debbie Bliss

Reading and Mathematics Blueprints – What’s New

Parlor G

Laura Kennedy

Assessing Virginia's English Language Learners.

Parlor H

** indicates information on products by a sponsoring vendor


5:00 - 6:00 The Myth of IQ: 100 Years of Misconception and its Effect on Minority Students. Jack Naglieri, Ph.D. Parlors G & H


6:30 - 8:00 Conference Dinner sponsored by Harcourt Assessment, Inc. Shannon Still

Dinner Speaker: John Olson, Ph.D., Vice President, Psychometrics and Research Services, Harcourt Assessment, Inc. Parlors C & D


8:00 - Hours VATD Hospitality Suite Scientific Learning, Jack Kopcak, Host Room 802


Thursday, November 3

7:00-8:00 Registration and Breakfast, sponsored by VATD James River Foyer

8:00-9:30 Shelley Loving-Ryder, Assistant Superintendent for Assessment and Reporting, VDOE

“The State of Assessment in the Commonwealth” Parlors G & H

9:30-10:00 Vendor Break – Refreshments sponsored by VATD James River Corridor


10:00-11:30 “Sustaining School Improvement While Leaving No DDOT Behind,” Dan Mulligan, Simply Achieve, Inc. Parlors G & H

11:45-12:50 Conference Luncheon – Sponsored by The Princeton Review, Jim Garrett. Parlors C & D

NOTE: Conference participants are asked to sit at tables designated for their regions. Charlette McQuilken and Susan Willis will discuss “Forming Regional DDOT Groups” during this time.


1:00-2:00 Peter Coleman, VDOE and Kris Herakovich, Pearson Project Manager - VA EIMS, “EIMS Introduction and SOL Data Disaggregation Report Demonstration”

Parlors G & H



Thursday, November 3 (continued)

2:15-3:15 Breakout Session 3 See Below for Sessions, Times, and Locations

Presenter(s) Breakout Session 3 2:15-3:15 (* indicates repeat session) Location

Oskar Scheikl

Tracking Verified Credits in SASI *

York

David Shea, Ken Sumrall

Creating Portraits of Learning

Bon Air

Wendy Geiger

NAEP 2005: Virginia‘s Results in Mathematics and Reading Grades 4 and 8

New River

Randi Smith & Glen Miller

Work Keys: An Alternate Assessment for Writing

Anna

Barry Kavy, Maureen Fowler

Back by Popular Demand: Sol Accountability and Sanity – Both at the Same Time *

Chesterfield

Dan Mulligan

Using Assessment as an Instructional Tool *

Parlor A

Barbara Speece

Organizing your Local VGLA Scoring Team *

Parlor B

Lisa Abrams and Donna Jovanovich

Accountability and High School Success: Graduation Rate and Diploma Trends in VA; Investigating the Relationships between K-3 PALS and 3rd Grade SOLs in an Urban School District

Parlor G

Robert Triscara

New Tests = New Scale = Vertical Scale

Parlor H

** indicates information on products by a sponsoring vendor


3:15 – 3:40 Refreshment Break, Sponsored by VATD James River Foyer


3:45-4:45 Breakout Session 4 See Below for Sessions, Times, and Locations

Presenter(s) Breakout Session 4 3:45-4:45 PM (* indicates repeat session) Location

Oskar Scheikl

Tracking Verified Credits in SASI *

York

Buzz Fowler, Peggi Moon

Online Formative Assessments - Working Simpler, Knowing More **

Bon Air

David Mott

How Can You Add Real Value to Your Formative Assessments?

New River

Holly Hess, Stephen George

How the Data Warehouse Has Benefited Prince William County Public Schools

Anna

Lauren Armour

Helping Students Show What They Know **

Chesterfield

Dan Mulligan

Using Assessment as an Instructional Tool *

Parlor A

Barbara Speece

Organizing your Local VGLA Scoring Team *

Parlor B

Renee Vogel, James Farrell, Linda Hamilton, Shawn Gardner

Predicting SOL Success using BART (Benchmark Assessment and Reporting Tool)

Parlor G

Barbara Jones

English Standards of Learning Writing Assessment

Parlor H

** indicates information on products by a sponsoring vendor


4:45-5:30 Fireside Chat with Shelley Loving- Ryder and Nate Sparks about Assessment Issues Parlors A and B

5:30-7:00 Networking Reception, sponsored by IBM. Presentation of VATD Excellence in Assessment Awards James River Foyer


7:00 - Hours VATD Hospitality Suite Scientific Learning, Jack Kopcak, Host Room 802



Friday, November 4


7:30-8:00 Coffee, Danish and Registration, Sponsored by Pearson Educational Measurement Shenandoah Foyer

8:00-9:00 Perspectives on the State of Education in the Nation. David Harmon, US Department of Education Shenandoah Ballroom


9:00-9:45 Conference Brunch, Sponsored by Pearson Educational Measurement, Brian Farmer, host. Shenandoah Ballroom

9:45-10:45 Dr. Jim McMillan, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Use of SOL Data at the Student, School, and District Level” Shenandoah Ballroom

10:45-11:15 Break and checkout


11:15-12:15 Susan Williams, VDOE, AYP From Top to Bottom: Changes in AYP and Accreditation Shenandoah Ballroom

12:15-12:30 Mr. Joe Montecalvo, President, VATD: 2005 Conference Wrap Up Shenandoah Ballroom



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VATD 2005 Exhibitors

Jack Butka AMSCO School Publications Inc.

Ernie Satterwhite Consulting, Services and Solutions Group, Inc.

Linda Nester Curriculum Associates, Inc.

David Shea EdSoft Software Corp

Catherine Bell-Jackson Educational Testing Service

Amy Stone Harcourt Achieve

Shannon Still Harcourt Assessment

Steven Pummill IBM

Tricia Hicks O'Brien Associates

Susan Ennis Pearson NCS

Buzz Fowler Pearson School Systems

Allen Sisson Peoples Publishing/Measuring Up

Jean Hammond Riverside Publishing

Brian Mills Scantron Corporation

Jack Kopcak Scientific Learning

Cathy LaRussa SOL Resources, Inc.

David Mott Tests for Higher Standards

Jim Garrett The Princeton Review

Michael Gregory Triumph Learning


 
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