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    Name: 2019 ABEC Annual Conference
    Date: October 18, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    ABEC 2019 Annual Conference



    Arizona Student Achievement Testing:
    Where Are We Going and Why Are We Going There?


    Should assessments be a tool for measuring student achievement and student growth? 

    Can assessments be a tool to help promote student equity? 

    Can assessments be a tool in helping to close the achievement gap? 

    Are we assessing for success?   ....long term success? 

    Can assessments predict long-term success and economic independence? 

    What is the relationship of assessments & student engagement  in Middle School?  High School?  Career Exploration? 

    Is the school grading system a valid, continuous assessment? 



    Join educators, business and community leaders, and policy makers in exploring these questions at ABEC's Annual Conference. 



    Keynote Speakers:

    James Ogsbury, Executive Director, Western Governors' Association
    David Berliner,
    former Dean, MaryLou Fulton Teachers College, ASU

    Stephen Murphy, Chief Assessment Officer, Cognia (formerly Measured Progress/AdvancED) 


    and Featuring: 

    John Arnold, Executive Director, Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR)

    Carole Basile, Professor and Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

    Tim Carter, Superintendent, Yavapai County Schools

    David S. Clukey, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army Special Forces and former U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Commander

    Joe O'Reilly, Director, Decision Center for Educational Excellence, Arizona State University

    Gabriel Trujillo, Superintendent, Tucson Unified School District. 

    National Sponsor: 

    Local Sponsors: 


                           Willmeng Construction
    Desert Willow Conference Center
    4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd

    Phoenix, AZ 85040

    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Check-in opens at 8:00 AM with continental breakfast available!
    Luncheon Buffet at Noon.

    Contact Information:
    Karen Kehlenbach, ABEC Director of Business & Event Services
    ABEC Members  $140 
    Non-Members    $185

    After October 11, 2019:
    Members            $190
    Non-Members   $235    
    Not sure if your organization is a member?  Contact Karen to see if your organization is a member.  

    Group Rates
    Want to bring a group from your organization? Contact Karen in the ABEC offices (by phone @ 602-264-8396 or by email at karen@azbec.org) for group rates.  

    Contact Karen (602-264-8396 or karen@azbec.org) ASAP if you need to substitute for someone unable to make it.

    Cancellation Policy
    Any registrant unable to attend should contact the ABEC offices (Karen by email Karen@azbec.org or by phone 602-264-8396) as soon as possible.  If the cancelation of a paid registration occurs before October 12, the registration fee minus the processing fee of $10 will be refunded within five (5) business days.  If the cancelation of a paid registration occurs after October 11, the registration fee minus a $35.00 cancelation fee will be refunded within ten (10) business days. Registrations not canceled per these guidelines must be paid in full even if the registrant does not attend the conferenceConference materials, meals and breaks preparations are based on the number of registrants.
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