||The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), sponsored a 2.5-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics. It was immediately followed by the annual NCES Data Conference.
The Data Conference is an opportunity for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The Conference included training and business meetings for state CCD and EDFacts data coordinators. In addition, there was a range of informative sessions targeted toward interests in school finance, building and managing data systems, data standards, and data delivery and use, as well as information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data.
||The membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics met Monday through Wednesday noon. The annual NCES Data Conference occurred Wednesday noon through Friday noon.
||Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
||National Center for Education Statistics