IES Conferences, Workshop/Training & Technical Assistance
Using the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Database for Research and Policy Discussion (NAEP Database Training Seminar)

Description: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, will sponsor a 3 1/2-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) database for education research and policy analysis. The main NAEP database contains nationally representative achievement scores on 4th, 8th, and 12th graders from public and non-public schools in a variety of academic subjects. The database also contains background information on the students who were assessed and their learning environment.

The exact location has yet to be confirmed. Accepted applicants will be sent information about both the meeting and lodging arrangements.
Type: Workshop/Training & Technical Assistance
Audience: This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state and local education agencies and professional associations are welcome. Participants attending this seminar should have a solid understanding of basic statistics including procedures required for analyzing survey data, have some familiarity with measurement theory, and be experienced in the use of personal computers.
Dates: January 10-13, 2011
Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Contacts:   Contact Schray, Nicole from CDS2 at (202) 296-2528