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Concurrent Session Proposals

Session proposals are due by June 21 for the 2019 Texas Assessment Conference and TACTP Conference.

Session proposals must be submitted through the online application in the TASA Member Services Center (MSC). If you have not previously created an MSC account, you must do so to proceed. Hard copy proposals (faxed/mailed/emailed) will not be accepted—no  exceptions.

Important Information

Please review the following carefully and collect all needed information prior to starting the application. If you begin the application but close the browser before you submit it, you will have to start over.

Topics to Consider
  • assessment practices
  • standardized testing Information
  • assessment issues for special populations
  • data/research, logistics/security
  • use of technology in assessment
  • best practices at campus or district level
  • strategies for new vs. veteran assessment professionals
  • use of assessments in determining college readiness
  • curriculum as related to assessment
Presentation Lengths
  • Preconference workshops are three hours and require that registrants pay an additional fee.
  • Concurrent sessions offered during the Texas Assessment Conference are 60 minutes.
Accessing the Application

Once logged into your account (or you have created a new account) in the TASA Member Services Center:

  1. Click the Events tab.
  2. Scroll down to the Session Application section.
  3. Select Texas Assessment Conference.
Who May Complete an Application

You may complete an application for yourself or on behalf of someone else in your district/organization. You will be given the option to select a main presenter and/or co-presenters from a list of your district's contacts, or add individuals outside of your district/organization. If you select individuals from your district/organization contact list, their information will be pre-populated into the appropriate fields.

Exhibitors/Vendors Wishing to Present

To be considered for a vendor/exhibitor presentation, you must co-present with someone from a school campus, district, or college/university. Product demonstration proposals will not be accepted.

Main Presenter's Information

The main presenter is the person who will receive ALL communication related to the application. If the application is accepted, this person will receive ALL communication related to the scheduling of the session. To complete the application you will need the main presenter's:

  • first and last name
  • title (Titles may be edited for program space purposes.)
  • district, company, or organization
  • county-district number (if applicable)
  • Education Service Center region
  • district size
  • city, state, zip
  • phone (include area code)
  • email address (required so that all information related to this application/session can be emailed to the main presenter)

All presenters and co-presenters must register for 2019 Texas Assessment Conference and pay the registration fee.

Co-presenter Information

You may include up to three co-presenters. You will need the following information for EACH co-presenter:

  • first and last name
  • title (Titles may be edited for program space purposes.)
  • district, company, or organization (Do NOT abbreviate.)
  • email address

All presenters and co-presenters must register for 2019 Texas Assessment Conference and pay the registration fee.

Session Details You Will Need
  • Session title (80 character max; longer titles will be edited to fit)
  • Session objective (Enter ONE; 10-word maximum per objective)
  • Session description (500 character max; use complete sentences; longer descriptions will be edited to fit)
  • Session category (Select ONE from the following list.)
    • Community-Based Accountability Systems
    • Data
    • Accountability
    • Technology
    • Performance Assessment and Portfolios
    • Standardized Assessment Practices
    • Campus Testing Coordinator
    • District Testing Coordinator
    • Designated Supports
    • State Testing
    • College and Career Readiness
Presenter Agreement

Signature Line - As the main presenter, you will be asked to enter your name in the related field to signify that you have read and agree to the Presenter Agreement.

Posting of Presentation on Conference Website

You will be asked to indicate whether or not you will allow your presentation—if accepted—to be published on the conference website.

Ready to Submit Your Session Proposal?

Once logged in, follow the steps under "Accessing the Application" above.