Broadening Perspectives from California: Shaping the Future of Assessment and Accountability

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Basic Info of Event

This invite-only event will gather young people, their families and communities, educators, and more to tackle critical issues in education. Together, we’ll explore strategies to enhance learning experiences and outcomes for underserved students. 

Join us to: 

  • Engage in insightful discussions about standardized tests and other critical issues 
  • Hear from young people, their families, and other stakeholders who are too often left out of policy conversations that impact their lives  
  • Discover and generate strategies to develop improved assessment and accountability systems that prioritize equity


Hilton Los Angeles Culver City
6161 W Centinela Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230 

Lodging and Travel 

For those interested in receiving complimentary hotel accommodations and travel fare, we encourage registration by April 10, 2024.


Saturday, April 27, 2024 

  • 8:00-9:00 am PT — Registration and Breakfast 
  • 9:00 am -12:30 pm PT – Hear from experts and engage in breakout group discussions
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm PT — Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00 pm PT – Hear from experts and engage in breakout group discussions
  • 4:00-5:00 pm PT — Closing Reception  

*Additional details will be forthcoming.*

This event is free to register, and parking will be validated. For attendees from outside of the Los Angeles area, there are complimentary hotel accommodations and travel fare available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations received after April 10, 2024 are not guaranteed complimentary hotel accommodations or travel fare.

About the The Future of Assessment & Accountability (FOAA) Project

The National Urban League (NUL) and UnidosUS (UUS) have embarked on a project to reimagine K-12 assessment and accountability. To do this, the NUL and UUS engaged a broad range of stakeholders to gather their visions for an assessment and accountability system aimed at enhancing educational experience and outcomes for our youth, culminating in the Phase 1 Report 

Phase 2 of the work will continue to center the voices of young people, their families and communities, educators, and youth development workers—particularly those from historically excluded groups. To do so, NUL and UUS will host state convenings to learn from state contexts, elevate tensions and solutions, and collaborate toward a shared vision of assessment and accountability policy that enhances educational experiences and outcomes for our youth.  

About the NUL and UUS

The National Urban League is one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights organizations focused on empowering the African American community and other underserved communities. The National Urban League aims to remove barriers and provide opportunities through direct program approaches, research, policy, and engagement around important and seemingly intractable issues that impede communities from thriving. For over 100 years, the National Urban League has engaged in this work alongside our 90+ regional affiliates, serving over 300 communities in 36 states and Washington, D.C. in an effort to realize a more equitable society whereby one’s circumstances at birth do not predict their life outcomes.  

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration and a desire to make our country stronger 

COVID-19 Protocols; Liability Waiver 

To prioritize the health and safety of all attendees and participants during this event (collectively, the “Event”), UnidosUS and the National Urban League will be implementing health and safety protocols for all Event attendees. Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, these protocols are subject to change based on local mandates, without notice. Compliance with these protocols will be mandatory for attendance and participation at the Event.

Please note, UnidosUS and the National Urban League reserves the right to implement any protective measures that it deems necessary to protect all Event attendees. UnidosUS also reserves the right to reduce capacity or transition to a virtual experience at any time to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Test Before You Travel 

Please take an over-the-counter COVID test before you travel. On the day of travel, if you are not feeling well, please refrain from traveling.

If you are feeling the following symptoms, we encourage you not to travel: fever, dry cough, tiredness, aches and pains, sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

To check a full list of COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website.

On-site Measures 

While face masks may not be required based on CDC guidance, attendees are encouraged to wear masks based on individual comfort levels. Please be respectful of individual decisions on mask usage.

For the health and safety of yourself and our fellow attendees, we strongly encourage attendees who have been in high-risk environments, as deemed by local health agencies, to elect to take a test prior to the event as a courtesy to fellow attendees, even if vaccinated. In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local guidance, individuals who are at a high risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 should talk to their healthcare provider about whether they need to wear a mask and take other precautions as directed. Individuals who have household or social contact with someone at a high risk for severe illness should also consider wearing a mask.

Assumption of Risk 

The Event takes place in a public space that will also have guests from other events. While UnidosUS and the National Urban League will exercise reasonable efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, UnidosUS and the National Urban League cannot eliminate the risk of contracting any communicable disease in connection with participation in this Event. By attending the Event, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 OR OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.

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