SAVE THE DATE(S) - DATAG SUMMER CONFERENCE 2018 - July 11the (Pre-Conference), July 12th and 13th in Saratoga Springs!  

2017 DATAG Summer Conference "Leading with Data"

In our 16th year, DATAG is pleased to continue our support of appropriate use of data for instructional improvement at our 2017 Summer Conference "Leading with Data", July 13 and 14, and at our pre-conference on July 12, in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Reading down the page, you’ll find a link to register, to submit a proposal for one of the few remaining slots, and farther down a link to register for a room at the conference hotel.

Perhaps one of the best parts of the DATAG Summer Conference is the opportunity to network with other districts and vendors across New York that are doing the kind of work that you do.  

Registration is now open at the link lower on this page.  There you will also find an online form with which you can propose a session that you would like to present to your colleagues, and farther down the page, a hotel reservation link to book at the Saratoga Hilton.

We hope to see you there!  

About Our Keynote Speaker

Susan Szachowicz is dedicated to ensuring all students achieve college and career readiness and firmly believes the ideology: “high expectations, high standards – no excuses.” She has served students at Brockton High School, a large (4,300 student) comprehensive urban high school for her entire career and describes herself as Brockton High’s greatest cheerleader. Sue continues to be committed to performance transformation at the school and in the state and has served on numerous state commissions on school improvement particularly regarding the Massachusetts assessment program.

In 1999 Sue was appointed the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction and in that capacity directed the school’s literacy initiatives to improve student achievement. Before serving in this position, she was a history teacher, Social Science Department Head at Brockton High School for many years until becoming a Housemaster. She became Brockton High’s principal in 2004 and has also taught graduate courses in history and education at Bridgewater State College and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Sue received both her Bachelor’s in History and Sociology and Master’s in History from Bridgewater State College and earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Currently, Sue is a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education.

Conference Highlights (click conference highlights for printable version)

 Wednesday, July 12,               2017                (Pre-Conference)      Registration:       
12 PM -1:00 PM

  Pre-Conference Sessions:
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Attendees will receive her book "Transforming Brockton High: High Standards, High Expectations, No Excuses".
Susan Szachowicz
International Center for Leadership in Education

Charlie King
Informal Work session on Data Verification and Reporting for EOY
The focus of the work will be to facilitate discussions around meaningful school level data transforming the school improvement process. 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
7 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 

8:15 AM  - 9:15 AM

        Breakout Sessions:          9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Susan Szachowicz
International Center for Leadership in Education

         Breakout Sessions:       
See detailed information below. 
Her work will focus on High Standards, High Expectations,No Excuses ... Leading for Change.
Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Q & A
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Sessions II & III:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Ira Schwartz
Assistant Commissioner 
New York State Education Department
Sessions II & III: 

Panel is comprised of Professionals in the areas of Homelessness, 504, SWD, Chronic Absenteeism, Climate Surveys and Data Reporting

ESSA Updates and how they will impact you and your School District for the 2017-2018 school year

Summer Conference Details

DATAG Summer Full Program (updated 7/12/2017)

Where are we all coming from.......

See you in Saratoga!

Recognition for Excellence in Education "The Dr. Gerald E. DeMauro Award"

Award Description
The DATAG Excellence in Education Award, the Dr. Gerald E. DeMauro Award, recognizes an individual who has made significant contribution to the educational performance of students by promoting data driven practices.

Nomination Criteria
The nominee:
• Demonstrates outstanding leadership in promoting the practices of an organization that impacts the educational performance of students
• Can have any role within the organization

Thank you for your submission!

DeMauro Nomination Form

Summer Conference Registration Information

Summer Conference: July 13-14, 2017:  $410. Includes annual membership fee of $230.

Pre-conference: July 12: $115 additional

Total: Pre-Conference plus 2 day summer conference: $525., which includes your annual membership fee.

Friday One-day fee: $140

Presenters at the Summer Conference will have one conference fee waived. Membership fees will still apply. This means that a presenter will have $180 waived from the conference fee of $410 , and and will pay the $230 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 ($410). The fee waiver does not apply to the pre-conference day fee or to the last day single day fee.

Hotel Information

To reserve a room at the Saratoga Hilton

 Please Click Here

The Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Note: This link takes you to the hotel's online registration platform, which is shared with DATAG Summer Conference event planner, can monitor the number of rooms booked in the conference room block (which earns DATAG rebates on conference costs and helps keep our costs down).  DATAG keeps registration information private and does not share names or contact information with third parties.  

What is there to do in Saratoga?


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.