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National Board for Education Sciences
April 7–8, 2010 Meeting Agenda

Institute of Education Sciences Board Room
1st Floor
80 F Street, NW
Washington, DC

All sessions are open to the public.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, Chair Remarks, and Remarks by the Executive Director
Eric Hanushek, National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) Chair
Norma Garza, NBES Executive Director
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Priorities of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
John Easton, IES Director
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2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. IES Priorities — Board Discussion
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ex Officio Member Agency Overview and Remarks from Jon Baron, National Science Board Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presentations by Judy Wurtzel , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U. S. Department of Education; Jim Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Update on IES Center Activity
IES Commissioners and Staff:
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE)
National Center for Education Research (NCER)
National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
5:45 p.m. Meeting Recess
Thursday, April 8, 2010
8:30 a.m. Call to Order and Agenda for April 7, 2010
Eric Hanushek, NBES Chair
8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Presentation of Recently Released IES Studies
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Estimating Teacher Impacts on Student Achievement: An Experimental Evaluation
Thomas J. Kane, Deputy Director for Research and Data, College Ready Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment
Bridget T. Long, Investigator, Professor of Education and Economics Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study: Findings from the First Year of Implementation
Mike S. Garet, principal investigator, Vice-President at American Institutes for Research
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. –11:45 a.m. Presentation by Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What Works Clearinghouse Update
Scott Cody, Deputy Director of the What Works Clearinghouse, Associate Director of Research Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Open Board Discussion and Next Steps
Eric Hanushek, NBES Chair
12:45 p.m. Adjournment