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August 3–5, 2016

Oregon Summer Assessment Institute

"Moving Forward"

Sessions can be viewed using our conference app.  The app is ready to download on your iPhone, iPad, or Android!  Click from your device.  Apple and Android users can also search for the app (COSA Events) in the iTunes store or Play store.  Event Website (use the website for all other devices):

Main Conference - August 4-5, 2016 - Click here for the flyer.

Featured Speakers:


  • Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers - Bio
    • Click here for Chris's General Session PowerPoint.
  • Margaret Heritage, Senior Scientist, Program Services, WestED - Bio
  • Salam Noor, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, ODE - Bio
  • Derek Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Assessment, ODE - Bio 
  • Colt Gill, Education Innovation Officer - Bio

Breakout Sessions Include:

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  • Assessment Literacy Efforts
  • CCSS (ELA-Math-Science)
  • Common Core Implementation
  • Communication Related to Data and Results
  • District/School Best Practice
  • Early Childhood
  • ELPA-21:  Changes
  • ESSA - Update
  • Essential Skills/Changes
  • Formative/Interim Assessment
  • Graduation Rate
  • HB 2680 - Reports/Profiles
  • Kindergarten Assessment
  • NAEP
  • New Assessment Directors
  • ODE Assessment Updates - Timelines
  • Oregon AMAO's
  • Student Engagement
  • Teacher Best Practices
  • Teacher/Principal Evaluation
  • Writing Scoring Guide


August 3, 2016


Mickey Garrison, Ph.D., Founder, Educational Support Services - Bio 
Melissa Thurman, Consultant/Coach, Educational Excellence
Meagan Kimball, Consultant/Coach, Educational Excellence
Ali Hurd, Consultant/Coach, Educational Excellence
Amy McQueen, TOSA, David Douglas SD

Generating Teacher Effectiveness: How to Improve Professional Practice and Student Learning - This workshop delves deep into a process that helps teachers better understand the Common Core State Standard and how to measure student learning by creating meaningful classroom assessments. During this guided practice session, participants will utilize a structured Data Team process and sample student work to to differentiate instruction. We will utilize key tools of the trade that support reflective practices and provide tips for implementation. Bring your teams! Districts should come with directors, principals, lead teachers, team facilitators and new staff. 



August 3, 2016
Gray Matters Summit  - Click here for the flyer.  Have you claimed your seat at the Gray Matters Summit? Here’s your opportunity to hear four nationally recognized speakers address the neuroscience of learning, teaching, and assessment. This pre-conference session is the perfect lead in to this summer’s Summer Assessment Institute. Register today!

  • Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Temple University, PA - Bio
  • Marc A. Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence - Bio
  • Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Stanford University Graduate School of Education - Bio
  • Jesse Payne, Ed.D, Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education, Corban University - Bio

9:00-9:05 - Welcome
9:05-10:20 - Introduction/Laurence Steinberg
10:20-10:30 - Break
10:30-11:45 - Introduction/Marc Brackett
11:45-12:45 - Lunch
12:45-2:00 - Introduction/Denise Pope
2:00-2:10 - Break
2:10-3:25 - Introduction/Jesse Payne
3:25-3:35 - Closure 




Hilton Eugene
66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401


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Booking Code: OSA16

Booking Link: Oregon Summer Assessment Institute

Cutoff Date: 7/12/16


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