||The University of Maryland in collaboration with SRI International and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, will sponsor a two and half day advanced training workshop on the use of the databases for Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS) and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). SEELS provides trend information on a large, nationally representative sample of students with disabilities who were between the ages of 6 and 12 in 1999. NLTS2 documents the experiences of a national sample of students who were 13 to 16 years of age in 2000 as they move from secondary school into adult roles. The workshop will cover descriptions and applications of the SEELS and NLTS2 databases for research and policy studies.This workshop is open to advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities nationwide and to researchers, education practitioners, and policy analysts from federal, state and local education and human services agencies and professional associations. There is no fee to attend this training workshop. Support for travel and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants. To more fully take advantage of this seminar, it is necessary for applicants to possess essential skills in the use of statistical methods and software.The SEELS and NLTS2 training workshop will be conducted from March 7 - 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. Support for travel and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants. The application deadline for the workshop is February 19, 2007.If you are interested in learning more and/or applying to the SEELS and NLTS2 Database Training Workshop from March 7 - 9, 2007, please go to http://www.education.umd.edu/EDSP/SEELS/index.HTML.
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