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Maryland Assessment Group 2023 Conference

November 13, 2023 - November 15, 2023

Ashore Resort & Beach Club
10100 Coastal Highway (101st Street)
Ocean City ,  MD  21842

Conference Information

  Maryland Assessment Group Fall Conference

"Transforming Maryland Education Through Policy & Practice"

November 13-15, 2023

Ashore Resort and Beach Club

In partnering with MSDE, educational leaders, local school districts, and vendors, the Maryland Assessment Group (MAG) promises to provide professional development sessions on a wide variety of educational topics facing public and private schools. Now, more than ever, it is the time to be focused on student achievement and measures of academic success!

The conference will be held at the newly renovated Ashore Resort & Beach Club. Ashore is formerly the Clarion-Resort Fontainebleau which has undergone a transformative renovation.

MAG is looking for presentations that fit into the following categories:

Instructional and Learning Best Practices

Teacher development, standards and curriculum alignment, pedagogy, multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS), and student mental health. 

Formative and Summative Assessment

MCAP program, online assessment implementation, data reporting and research, College and Career Readiness (CCR) data


MD Report Card, Tier 2 and 3 intervention tracking, identifying trends in student group data, Blueprint milestones and metrics, and school improvement planning.

MAG is still accepting proposals for sessions. Share what you are doing in the classroom or school district to ensure student success.  The program is filling up fast, so submit your ideas now. 

CLICK HERE for the 2023 Call for Proposals

Conference Registration Fees

Your conference registration fee includes:

The opportunity to earn 1 CPD credit for attending all three days of sessions

Keynote sessions

Maryland State Department of Education presentations

Five catered meals

Vendor displays and exhibitions, including social networking events

For those who can only get away for one day, MAG offers a one day registration for Tuesday, November 14th 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 Individual Registration $325.00
MAG Conference Registration Team of 4 or More $315.00
MAG Conference Presenter Registration (must include title of presentation) $300.00
MAG Conference Registration - Tuesday Only (Includes Breakfast and Lunch) $280.00
Vendor Sponsor Registration $0.00
Master Bill Registration $0.00

Cancellation fee - on or before November 01, 2021- $75.00. No refunds after November 01, 2021.
Pre-Conference MSDE Credit Approved Training Opportunity and Included Meals
Pre-Conference MSDE Credit Approved Training Opportunity

Additional Cost of $45.00 - MSDE Approved Instructor

In addition to the one MSDE professional development credit that all conference attendees may receive for attending MAG, an additional 1 credit may be earned for attending the following MSDE credit approved training which will require 4 additional meetings between November and the end of January. 

Monday, November 13, 2023 1:00-4:30 p.m. 

Admission Ticket Required 

Pre-Session - Formative Assessment and Equity

Conference Rooms 1 & 2

Presenter: Christina Mulhollan Miller, Coordinator of District Innovation for Charles County Public Schools

Ensuring equity in education is a necessary component in narrowing the student achievement gap. This course will focus on moving professional learning to professional practice.  Grounded in the belief that collegial instructional discourse contributes to school improvement, participants will create look-fors, while meeting with their PLCs, and while visiting classrooms within their school community. These classroom visits will provide colleagues with meaningful feedback, aimed at improving teacher practice around the formative assessment process. The visits to classrooms are non-evaluative in nature. They are focused on helping to create an equitable learning environment for all students, that will help both the observer and observee. 

Following is the list of Pre-Conference MSDE Credit Approved Training Opportunity:
Date Start Time End Time Pre-Conference MSDE Credit Approved Training Opportunity Fees
November 13, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM Formative Assessment and Equity $45.00
Click here to view/print a description of the above Pre-Conference MSDE Credit Approved Training Opportunity.

Included Meals

Your conference registration includes five meals to keep you sustained throughout the conference. 
In order that we have an accurate count, please choose the meals you plan to attend on the registration form.  You will receive tickets for the meals you have chosen in your registration packet.
Click below to download the menus for all meals.

Following is the list of Included Meals:
Date Start Time End Time Function Name Cost
November 13, 2023 06:00 PM 07:00 PM Welcome Dinner $0.00
November 14, 2023 07:30 AM 08:45 AM Tuesday Breakfast $0.00
November 14, 2023 12:00 PM 01:00 PM Tuesday Lunch $0.00
November 14, 2023 06:30 PM 08:00 PM Tuesday Dinner $0.00
November 15, 2023 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Wednesday Breakfast $0.00

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

Hotel Reservations

Ashore Resort and Beach Club
 Conference Headquarters for MAG 2023

The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center is now under new ownership and has been fully renovated and reimagined in the deluxe Beach Club style.
10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
 (101st Street and Coastal Highway)

**Read the press release about our host's newly renovated hotel.

All guest rooms have been completely renovated in the deluxe Beach Club style. We encourage you to capitalize on the special MAG Conference Rate to experience one of these new rooms.

Guest rooms have either two Queen beds or one King bed.

$109.00.00+tax**, Single or Double occupancy

Call the hotel directly at 410-524-3535 and request the 
Maryland Assessment Group rate.

** Please note that the online reservation site will show a $35.00 resort fee added to each night. MAG attendees are exempt from this fee. Your actual charge will be the total shown less $35.00 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 your 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.

The deadline for reservations at the group rate is October 18, 2023.

If this is past the date of October 18, please call to make your reservation and ask if the Maryland Assessment Group rate is available.