TASA Announcements

  • 2017 Assessment Conference Housing and Registration Open
    Now in its 31st year, the Texas Assessment Conference remains the only statewide conference dedicated to providing the latest information on assessment, testing, and accountability in education — elementary, secondary, and postsecondary. Attendees receive the most current information from state agencies and policymakers, as well as benefit from sharing the best implementation practices in schools, districts, colleges, and universities. Book housing ASAP to ensure room availability for the February 19–22 conference at the Hilton Austin Hotel. Learn more.

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  • Book Housing by October 24 for Level 2 CMAT
    TASA will offer Level 2 CMAT in Austin November 15-17 that focuses on the best thinking in curriculum, assessment, and instructional design and delivery, while preparing participants to examine and evaluate system-based issues in an effort to optimize the delivery of effective teaching and learning. The training will be held at TASA Headquarters, so a block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin-University Area. Make reservations by October 24 to take advantage of the hotel group rate. Register for the training by November 4.

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  • Texas Reads One Book Offers Early-bird Signup Special This Fall!
    Pre-registering by October 31 for the spring 2017 Texas Reads One Book program, a literacy initiative sponsored by TASA, will allow your district to get two books for one low price! It also gives you the opportunity to conduct your own custom One District, One Book fall or winter reading event — a smart move, as Read to Them, the organization behind Texas Reads One Book, reports that reading multiple books boosts the program’s power by cementing the reading habit among families and promoting a culture of literacy. Learn more about the fall sign-up special.

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2017 Midwinter Conference Announcements

  • Book Housing for Midwinter ASAP!
    In addition to taking advantage of early-bird registration by December 16, be sure to make your housing reservations ASAP for the 2017 Midwinter Conference, January 29-February 1 in Austin. TASA has reserved blocks of rooms at a number of Austin hotels. Reservations must be booked online via this link and guaranteed with a credit card. Modifications and cancellations can be made to existing reservations using the same link until January 19. (Cancellations must be made by December 7 to avoid a fee.)

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  • Texas K-12 CTO to Offer Technology Strand at Midwinter
    The Texas K-12 CTO Council, the premier organization for chief technology officers in Texas schools, will hold its Winter Meeting 2017 in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference on Saturday, January 28, at the Hilton Austin. The Council will also present a special technology strand during the conference, with sessions on Monday and Tuesday, January 30-31. Learn more.

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Face-to-face Contact at Conferences and Exhibits

There is no substitute for developing contacts face-to-face. TASA offers you the opportunity to exhibit your products and services at major conferences held throughout the year, including Midwinter Conference, the Texas Assessment Conference, and the TASA/TASB Convention.

Contact Jennifer Garrido, Director, Event and Corporate Partner Services, for more information on exhibiting with TASA.

Print and Online Advertising

TASA offers a variety of valuable advertising options, including our journal INSIGHT, circulated to more than 3,000 prominent education leaders across the state, and our magazine Texas School Business, a trusted source of news and analysis of current issues in Texas education since 1954. Online advertising is available in TASA Daily, TASA's popular daily e-newsletter, and Capitol Watch Alert, our legislative and policy e-newsletter.

Visit our advertising page or contact Ann HalsteadAssistant Executive Director, Services and Systems Administration, for more information. 

TASA's Corporate Partner Program

TASA's Corporate Partner Program gives companies that do business with schools ongoing recognition and visibility through a choice of event/advertising packages, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. Each package offers special opportunities for Corporate Partners to sponsor professional learning opportunities and experience exclusive, face-to-face time with school leaders.

Contact Johnny Veselka, Executive Director, to learn more about this program.