AAQEP Quality Assurance Symposium

February 21, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky

AAQEP Quality Assurance Symposium - "Quality in Context: Tackling the Tough Questions"

February 21, 2019 | Louisville, Kentucky

The AAQEP Quality Assurance Symposium explores the tough questions required for quality assurance and improvement in educator preparation. Hear from AAQEP leaders, members, assessment experts, and others in the field about their strategies and practices related to context-appropriate evidence, recruitment and retention, community partnerships, and more. Concurrent sessions will offer an AAQEP strand (similar to a Level I Transition Workshop) as well as sessions probing key issues in depth. Bring your own tough questions and insights to share with your peers from around the country!

Register early for the best rates! AAQEP members always receive a discount. In addition, groups of 6 or more registrants from the same organization receive a 15% discount (must claim group rate by February 14).

Early Bird Deadline: November 30, 2018 / $250 member, $275 nonmember

Advance Deadline: February 2, 2019 / $275 member, $300 nonmember

Regular/On-Site Registration: $300 member, $325 nonmember


The 2019 symposium will be held at the historic Seelbach Hilton in downtown Louisville. AAQEP has secured a limited block of guest rooms at the rate of $159/night. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the nights of February 20 and 21 plus up to three days before and after the symposium. 

Reservation Deadline: January 21, 2019

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2518
Tel: 800-333-3399

  • Complimentary shuttle service provided to and from Louisville International Airport, just 6 miles away
  • 2 blocks from Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Easy walking distance to restaurants, concerts, and other attractions


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Opening Plenary Welcome, Introductions, State of the Association
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.Break
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.Block 1 – Concurrent Sessions
11:00 – 11:10 a.m.Break
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Block 2 – Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Lunch and Meet-Ups
1:45 – 2:35 p.m.Block 3 – Concurrent Sessions
2:40 – 3:00 p.m.Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.Block 4 – Concurrent Sessions
3:50 – 4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 – 4:50 p.m.Block 5 – Concurrent Sessions
4:50 – 5:00 p.m.Break
5:00 ­– 6:00 p.m.Closing/Reception and Fireside Chat with AAQEP Staff

During the breakout slots, AAQEP staff will offer one strand of sessions that mirror the content of a Level I – Transition Planning workshop. The other strand of sessions will include two choices in each time slot, all focused on the symposium’s theme of “Quality in Context: Tackling the Tough Questions.” The following presenters and topics are confirmed and currently being scheduled in that second strand:



Jill J. Baker, Northwest Missouri State University

Using Data to Intervene: Tiered Intervention for Teacher Candidates

Mary E. Earick, Plymouth State University

Open-Source Impact Data: A Problems of Practice PDS Model

Ray Francis and Mark Deschaine, Central Michigan University

Transforming Messy Data: Tough Decisions and Effective Processes

Rodrick S. Lucero & Amanda J. Lester

Clinical Practice and Accreditation: Our Profession and Our Practice

Cathy Owens-Oliver, Educational Testing Service

The Design, Evolution, and Impact of the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT)

Tim Wall, Northwest Missouri State University, and Joe Lubig, Northern Michigan University

Quality in Context: Tackling the Tough Questions

Andrea Whittaker, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, & Equity

Program Mission and Values: What Counts as Evidence?

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