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National Board for Education Sciences
October 5, 2012 Meeting Agenda

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

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Friday, October 5, 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. –9:00 a.m. Swearing-in of NBES members, Larry Hedges and Susanna Loeb
9:00 a.m. –9:45 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
Introduction of Ruth Neild, Newly-Appointed Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation
IES Commissioners Elizabeth Albro (Acting), Deborah Speece, and Jack Buckley
9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Peer Review Process: Follow-up to 6/20/12 Board discussion
Anne Ricciuti, IES Deputy Director for Science
10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Communications/Dissemination: Increasing Research Supply through the What Works Clearinghouse and Increasing Research Demand through the Regional Educational Labs
Ruth Neild, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation
Steve Fleischman, Deputy Executive Officer, Education Northwest
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Box Lunch
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Design-Based Implementation Research
Barbara Means, Director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
Thomas M. Smith, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Vanderbilt University and Director, National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. A New IES Research Program
John Q. Easton, IES Director
3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Policy and Legislative Update
Sue Betka, IES Deputy Director for Administration and Policy
3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Discussion of Board Leadership for 2013
Roundtable discussion by the Board
4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, including Next Steps
John Q. Easton, IES Director
Bridget Terry Long, NBES Chair
4:30 p.m. Adjourn