Summer Conference

SAVE THE DATE:  SUMMER CONFERENCE July 13, 14 and 15, 2016 - 



Ron Berger will Keynote this year and lead the Preconference

Ron Berger, of Expeditionary Learning, will lead our Preconference workshop on Wednesday and will deliver the keynote address Thursday morning.  Ron is the author, with Lean Rugen and Libby Woodfin, of Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment.  Find out more about Ron and the Expeditionary Learning team and resources for schools at  The book will be given to all Preconference participants.

We will offer 28 conference sessions on Thursday by local districts and vendors dedicated to best practices in using data for school improvement, formative assessment and APPR. Friday's keynote address will include the annual update on accountability delivered by Ira Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Accountability.  

When a member registers for the Summer Conference, the yearly membership fee of $210 is included.

Summer Conference, July 16-17, 2015:  $375. Includes annual membership fee of $210.

Pre-conference, July 15: $105 additional

Total: Pre-Conference plus 2 day summer conference: $480. Includes annual membership fee.

Friday One-day fee: $125

Presenters at the Summer Conference will have one conference fee waived. Membership fees will still apply. This means that a presenter will have $165 waived from the conference fee of $375 , and if membership is desired, will pay the $210 membership fee. Multiple presenters presenting at the same session will receive one discount for the lead presenter. The lead presenter will pay the membership fee. Other co-presenters will pay the full conference fee ($375). The fee waiver does not apply to the pre-conference day fee or to the last day single day fee.

Vendor Information

Vendors of products and services of interest to DATAG members are invited to participate in the Summer Conference. Summer 2015 vendor fee: $550 for a table and $1100 for a table and presentation. Vendors may also purchase memberships for individuals, entitling them to attend the Membership Meetings.

Staying in Saratoga

What is there to do in Saratoga? Find out HERE or HERE

To reserve a room at the conference hotel, click HERE

To register to be a vendor for DATAG, please go to the Submit Summer Conference Proposals link above or send an email for more information to:



A group of New York State education experts that provides leadership by identifying, cataloging and modeling best practices in the analysis and use of school data. The NY Schools Data Analysis Technical Assistance Group guides professional development by assisting schools in understanding performance assessments which creates change in the instruction of curriculum and helps institutions meet New York educational standards.