Authentic Assessments

Moving from Knowing to Doing


Formative…summative….benchmark…all three of these are necessary components of a balanced assessment system. But what about the questions themselves? Students must know the knowledge and skills; but this is just a part of truly mastering a standard. Can the students take that knowledge and apply it to real-to-them world problems? 

Join us at our Fall Regional Meetings as we take a look at the importance  of having authentic assessments in our classrooms, what makes “authentic assessments”, and how messy, complicated problems can help students take their knowledge base even further.


**REMINDER** - Free attendance for all SMCAA Member District Staff to our Fall, Winter and Spring Regional Meetings.

Registration Required - Please put $0 in Total Field and Member in the Purchase Order field.

Non- Member Districts: $35.00 per person and must complete a registration form including a PO number.


If you have any questions, please contact Julie at 573-635-2299 or


Past Regional Meetings

Webinar recordings from prior virtual meetings and handouts can be found on our Members Only Site under the resource tab. Please contact your districts primary SMCAA contact for your district's login credentials

Southwest Region -- September 20th

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Marshfield R-1
Marshfield R-I - Early Learning Center, 520 Locust, Marshfield, MO 65706
9:30am - 12:00am

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St. Louis --September 21st

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Special School District
Special School District - Central Office 12110 Clayton Road, Town and Country, MO 63131
9:00am - 11:30am

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Southeast Region -- September 25th - *Location Moved*

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Jackson R-II
Jackson R-II - Hubble Creek Venue 1506 S. Farmington Road (Hwy PP) Jackson, MO
9:00am - 11:30am

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Northwest Region -- September 25th

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Clinton R-III
Clinton County Middle School 800 W. Frost St. Plattsburg, MO 64477
9:00a - 11:30a

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Kansas City -- September 26th

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Oak Grove R-III
Oak Grove Elementary - 1205 South Salem Street, Oak Grove, Mo 64075
9:00am - 11:30am

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Central Region -- September 28th

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Jefferson City
Hy-Vee Meeting Room - 3721 W Truman Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109
9:00am - 11:30am

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Virtual - GoToWebinar -- September 28th

Time: 9:00a - 11:30a

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East Central -- September 15th

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Hillsboro R-III
Hillsboro R-III, 10478 Highway 21 Hillsboro, MO 63050
9:00am - 11:30am


West Central Region -- Cancelled

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Pettis County R-12
22675 Depot Road, Sedalia, MO 65301
9:30am - 12:00pm

Event Cancelled

Northeast Region -- September 19th

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Northeast Randolph County R-IV
Northeast Randolph County R-IV, 301 West Martin Street, Cairo, MO 65239
9:00am - 11:30am


South Central Region -- CANCELLED

SMCAA Regional Meeting - Rolla 60
Rolla 31, 500 Forum Blvd, Rolla, MO 65401
9:30am - 12:00am