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Maryland Assessment Group 2022 Conference

November 16, 2022 - November 18, 2022

Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort
10100 Coastal Highway (101st Street)
Ocean City ,  MD  21842

Conference Information

  Maryland Assessment Group Fall Conference

"Following the Blueprint"

November 16-18, 2022

Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort & Conference Center

The Maryland Assessment Group (MAG) is excited to offer another in-person conference to Maryland educators on November 16-18, 2022.

In partnering with the Maryland State Department of Education, educational leaders, local school districts, and vendors, MAG promises to provide sessions and professional development on a wide variety of educational topics facing schools as we move to implement the Blueprint for Maryland's Future! Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on student achievement and measures of academic success! 

MAG is looking to provide sessions on the following topics:

-Implementing the Maryland Blueprint

-Building a robust, comprehensive assessment and instructional system

-The impacts of a pandemic on federal reporting elements on and accountability 

-The transition to new MCAP assessments/computer adaptive testing)

-New MCAP assessments and standard setting

-Social/emotional learning

-Assessing the impact of Tier 2 & Tier 3 interventions

-Coaching for Implementation of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

-Technology in the Digital Environment

-SAT and AP assessments – then and now (Online testing)

-DLM and instructionally embedded assessments

-Updates on graduation requirements/EOC requirements

-College and career readiness tracking and assessment options

-Data integrity and confidentiality

-Making school improvement plans with lag and pandemic data

-District Benchmark Assessments/Formative Assessments

-Accommodations and Accessibility for SWD and ESOL students

-Survey-creation of items and how to effectively survey stakeholders

MAG is still accepting proposals for sessions.  The program is filling up fast, so submit your ideas now. 

CLICK HERE for the 2022 Call for Proposals

Conference Registration Fees

Registration Options to Meet Every Need

The official conference runs from 3:30 PM, Wednesday, November 16th through 12:30 PM, Friday, November 18th.  The following are included in the conference registration fees:

- Session offerings leading to 1 CPD credit
- Keynote sessions
- Maryland State Department of Education presentations
- Five robust meals including our signature seafood dinner
- Vendor displays and exhibitions including two social networking events

MAG will also offer two pre-sessions on Wednesday afternoon.

Pre-Session 1 (includes learning materials and two additional CPD credits)
Due to last year's popularity, MAG and MSDE will offer the PLC Pathway again this year. This is a year-long Professional Learning Community (PLC) Pathway for educators that focuses on the formative assessment process. This PLC Pathway, The Success Criteria Playbook, kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with a half day of in-person learning prior to the MAG conference and will continue throughout the 2022-2023 school year with monthly virtual sessions.  Registration for this Pathway includes the text book, The Success Criteria Playbook, A Hands-On Guide to Making Learning Visible and Measurable. In addition to the one MSDE professional development credit all conference attendees receive; two additional CPD credits can be earned for attending this MSDE backed training.

Pre-Session 2 (includes one additional CPD credit)
In addition, MSDE will offer a pre-conference session on Balanced Assessment Approaches. Participants will receive one additional CPD Credit for attending this session.

For those who can only get away for one day, MAG is offering a one day registration for Thursday, November 17th that includes breakfast and lunch.

*You have the option to pay by credit card online or receive an invoice to mail with a check or purchase order.

MAG Conference with Pre-Session 1 - PLC Pathway $355.00
MAG Conference with Pre-Session 1 - PLC Pathway Team of 4 or More $345.00
MAG Conference with Pre-Session 2 $310.00
MAG Conference with Pre-Session 2 Team of 4 or More $300.00
MAG Conference Individual Registration $280.00
MAG Conference Registration Team of 4 or More $270.00
MAG Conference Presenter Registration (must include title of presentation) $255.00
MAG Conference Registration - Thursday Only (Includes Breakfast and Lunch) $235.00
MAG Conference - Master Bill Registration $0.00
MAG Conference - Sponsor $0.00

Cancellation fee - on or before November 01, 2021- $60.00. No refunds after November 01, 2021.
Included Meals

Several meals are included in the conference fee.  In order that we have an accurate count, please choose the meals you will attend.  You will receive tickets for the meals you have chosen in your registration packet.
Don't miss our signature reception and Seafood Dinner on Thursday night*.
*dietary restrictions accommodated

Following is the list of Included Meals:
Date Start Time End Time Function Name Cost
November 16, 2022 06:00 PM 07:30 PM Welcome Dinner $0.00
November 17, 2022 07:30 AM 09:00 AM Thursday Breakfast $0.00
November 17, 2022 11:30 AM 01:00 PM Thursday Lunch $0.00
November 17, 2022 06:30 PM 08:30 PM Thursday Dinner $0.00
November 18, 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Friday Brunch $0.00

Click here to view/print a description of the above functions.

Hotel Reservations

The Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort & Conference Center -  Conference Headquarters for MAG 2022

Formerly the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center now under new ownership.
10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
 (101st Street and Coastal Highway); 1-410-524-3535; Hotel Website

Guest rooms have either two Queen beds or one King bed, most with pull-out sofa bed. Indoor pool and exercise facility on premises.

$95.00 Single or Double occupancy hotel room

To book a hotel room - call the hotel directly at 1-410-524-3535 and ask for the Maryland Assessment Group (MAG) rate, or book online:

Limited one, two and three bedroom condos are available in a separate building. Maid service is not included with the condos.
$95.00 One bedroom condo

$145.00 Two bedroom condo

$185.00 Three bedroom condo 

To book a condo - call Kasa Reservations at 1-650-451-3444 and ask for the Maryland Assessment Group (MAG) rate.

All reservations must be made by October 25, 2022 for the group rates. All rates are per room, per night.

A deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be required to hold your reservation. You will receive confirmation directly from the hotel.

The deposit is refundable if reservation is cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained. There will be no refunds for early check-out.