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National Board for Education Sciences
January 13-14, 2009 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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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, Chair Remarks, and Remarks of the Executive Director
Eric Hanushek, NBES Chair
Norma Garza, NBES Executive Director
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Update on Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Acting IES Director, Sue Betka
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 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)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break for Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Presentation of Recently Released IES Studies:
Arithmetic practice that promotes conceptual understanding and computational fluency, Nicole McNeil, University of Notre Dame, principal investigator
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presentation of Recently Released IES Studies:
The Effects of College Remediation on Students' Academic and Labor Market Outcomes, Paco Martorell, RAND and Isaac McFarlin, University of Texas-Dallas, principal investigators
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. IES Evaluation Committee Report
The Impact of Professional Development Models and Strategies on Teacher Practice and Student Achievement in Early Reading, Mike Garet, American Institute of Research, principal investigator
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Summary Views
Eric Hanushek, NBES Chair
5:00 p.m. Meeting Recess
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Review of Prior Day's Activities and Agenda for January 14, 2009
Eric Hanushek, NBES Chair
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Next Steps for What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
Jeff Kling, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution and WWC expert panel member; Mark Dynarski, Vice President and Director, Center for Improving Research Evidence, and Director, WWC, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; and Jill Constantine, Associate Director of Research, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Deputy Director, WWC
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Future of NBES Discussion
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Summary Views, and Next Steps
Eric Hanushek, NBES Chair
12:30 p.m. Adjourn