State Assessments Technology Work Group (SATWG) ensures successful administration of computer-delivered assessments by developing a site readiness workbook, testing software releases, and providing feedback to the Minnesota Department of Education and to vendors before, during and after online test administrations.
Members of the SATWG include district technology coordinators, district technology staff, and district assessment coordinators. Committee members serve a two-year term. The committee meets every two months via conference call or occasionally in person.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.