Call for Presenters

For the 2021 CAC, we want to offer Shared Practices sessions featuring teachers, teams, and school sites from across the state that have developed best practices for implementing assessment resources in support of teaching and learning. Through these Shared Practices sessions, the California Department of Education (CDE) is seeking to highlight and support the work of California educators, create a platform for peer-learning, and support integration of the CAASPP and the ELPAC resources into teaching and learning.

This year’s conference, themed “Together is Better: Capitalizing on the Collective Knowledge and Experience of the California Assessment Community,” will be held October 12–14, virtually. It will feature a core audience of classroom teachers, teachers on special assignment, teacher coaches, and site administrators.

We look forward to highlighting shared practices that will showcase your team’s expertise in tying assessment topics into remote and in-person teaching and learning best practices.

Submission Information

The submission window has closed, however if you would like to submit a late proposal, please contact Nikki Antonovich by email at

Submission Criteria

The CDE is looking for proposals that:

  • Highlight assessment tools or practices

  • Include one or more classroom educator(s) on the presentation team

  • Are geared toward the target audience of classroom educators and site administrators

  • Speak to, or incorporate, the conference theme

  • Are no longer than 60 minutes in length

  • Do not promote outside products or software


The CDE reserves the right to schedule the Shared Practices sessions as individual sessions or as part of a panel discussion on a selected topic.