The National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) is an annual nationwide conference that gathers the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the country for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices, and pressing issues. This is the only conference on the educational assessment landscape that brings together leading professional speakers and panel experts, exciting new technology, and over 1,000 attendees from the national education community.
Since 1971, the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) has been the trusted forum for assessment practitioners to learn and reflect upon current and emerging trends in education and educational assessments. Each year, this highly anticipated conference run by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) attracts more than 1,000 attendees from across the country, including individuals and leaders from federal, state, and district agencies, as well as test publishers and administrators, educational consultants, university faculty and other experts who support technology, education and business assessments.
For 2020, NCSA celebrates 50 years of innovation, spanning five decades of tremendous change in the field of student assessment. Assessment data has increasingly informed major education decisions tied to accountability and school improvement and the methods used to communicate student achievement information have changed dramatically. During the 2020 conference, participants will share reflections, best practices, strategies, research studies, resources, and innovative methods to measure student learning and support districts and schools to ensure the educational progress of all students.