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National Board for Education Sciences
June 20, 2012 Meeting Agenda

Institute of Education Sciences Board Room
80 F Street NW, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20001

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
8:30 a.m. –8:45 a.m. Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, Chair Remarks
Bridget Terry Long, National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) Chair
8:45 a.m. –9:30 a.m. Update: Recent Developments at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), including the Centers for Evaluation (NCEE), for Research (NCER), for Special Education Research (NCSER), and for Statistics (NCES)

John Q. Easton, IES Director
IES Commissioners Rebecca Maynard, Elizabeth Albro (Acting), Deborah Speece, and Jack Buckley
9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m. Communicating Research Effectively to Diverse Audiences
Rebecca Maynard, Commissioner, NCEE, on updates to the What Works Clearinghouse
John Hutchins, Communications Director, MDRC, on MDRC's approach to communicating research findings to multiple audiences
10:45 a.m. –11:00 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. –12:15 p.m. Recent Research on Instructional Quality
Douglas Staiger, John French Professor of Economics, Dartmouth University
Helen Ladd, Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Duke University
12:15 p.m. –12:45 p.m. Box Lunch
12:45 p.m. –1:00 p.m. Board members travel by taxi to 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
1:30 p.m. –1:45 p.m. New Board members are sworn in by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
1:50 p.m. –2:00 p.m. Board members return via shuttle to the IES Board Room, 80 F Street NW
2:15 p.m. –3:30 p.m. IES's Peer Review Process: Review Panel Criteria, Recruitment, and Training
Dr. Anne Ricciuti, IES Deputy Director for Science
NBES roundtable discussion
3:30 p.m. –3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:45 p.m. –4:45 p.m. Legislative and Policy Issues
NBES roundtable discussion of the ESRA markup by the May 2008 Board and the current Board's consensus
NBES roundtable discussion of the draft Scientific Integrity Policy for the U.S. Department of Education
4:45 p.m. –5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, including Next Steps
John Q. Easton, IES Director
Bridget Terry Long, NBES Chair
5:00 p.m. Adjourn