The annual Michigan School Testing Conference is scheduled for February 13-15, 2018, at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor.


February 13
Four half-day and two full-day workshops will be offered on Tuesday, February 13. These workshops deal with a variety of assessment issues that require “hands-on” experience. Registration for these workshops is separate from registration for the conference itself. SCECH credits are available for each workshop attended.

February 14-15 – All sessions on Wednesday the 14th are full.
This year’s conference will feature three plenary sessions on issues in growth modeling; plans for statewide assessment, and issues in achievement testing, plus 36 clinic sessions on a variety of assessment issues and topics.

SCECH credits are available for each workshop and session you attend during the Michigan School Testing Conference.

Featured Presentations

  • Made to be Broken: The Paradox of Student Growth Prediction, Andrew Ho, Professor of Education, Harvard University
  • What’s Next with Michigan’s Assessments!?, Andy Middlestead, Director, MDE Office of Educational Assessment & Accountability
  • Do Educational Assessments Yield Achievement Measurements?, Mark Reckase, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University

View detailed session information and registration costs here.


All conference sessions and meals will be held at The Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108, near the intersection of I-94 and State Street, adjacent to the Briarwood Shopping Center. (If you use I-94, then use State Street exit.) Kensington Hotel phone: 1.800.344.7829 or 734.761.7800.


Kensington Hotel has overnight rooms that conference participants may reserve. Call The Kensington Hotel directly at 1.800.344.7829 or 734.761.7800 to make a reservation. A special rate of $106 (single or double) is available for those who make their reservations by January 15, 2018.

Attendees may also visit the Kensington Hotel website at and enter in the dates they would like to stay. In the group code box they will need to enter: MST2018 and this will bring up the rate and the roomy types that are available.

Thank you sponsors