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California Assessment Conference
Partners in Progress: Harnessing the Power of Student Assessment

October 18-20, 2022 in Riverside, CA!

​I LOVED hearing shared practices. 
It was a great, relevant offering. 

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Opening Keynote

2022 CA Teacher of the Year Nichi Renea Avina

Nichi Avina is a 2022 California Teacher of the Year and a first generation immigrant from the Philippines. A middle school science teacher at Cielo Vista Charter School in Palm Springs Unified School District, Nichi’s efforts for students have included spearheading a districtwide trauma training for students with social-emotional trauma histories, establishing an art mentoring program, STEAM Lab, and redeveloping her school’s garden. Nichi’s student-centered approach to teaching builds trust and has inspired former students to call her a superhero.

Nichi Avina is a woman with dark shoulder length hair, wearing a black suit jacket.
Nancy frey is a woman with short blonde hair with glasses, wearing a colorful blazer

Closing Keynote

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey is a professor of literacy in educational leadership at San Diego State University where she focuses on policies and practices in literacy and school leadership. Staying true to her belief that it is critical to remain deeply embedded in the life of a school, she also teaches at Health Sciences High and Middle College, an award-winning open-enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, which she cofounded with Ian Pumpian and Doug Fisher.