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National Board for Education Sciences
September 9-10, 2008 Meeting Agenda

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

All sessions are open to the public.

For further information, please contact Mary Grace Lucier at (202) 219-2253 or

Thursday, September 9, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Call to Order, Approval of Minutes, Approval of Agenda, and Remarks from the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) Chair and NBES Executive Director
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
Norma Garza, NBES Executive Director
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Update on Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Grover J. Whitehurst, IES Director
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Update on IES Center Activity
IES Commissioners and Staff
     National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
     National Center for Education Research (NCER)
     National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
     National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Presentation: IES-Funded Studies
Reading First, Beth C. Gamse, Abt Associates
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Impact Evaluation of Academic Instruction for Afterschool Programs, Fred Doolittle, MDRC
3:00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Presentation: Trends in IES Research
Anne Ricciuti, Deputy Director for Science
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. IES Evaluation Committee Report
Joe Torgesen, NBES Member
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Summary Views
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
4:15 p.m. Meeting Recess
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Review of Prior Day's Activities and Agenda for September 10, 2008
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. NCEE Mid-Stream Evaluation Assessment
Larry Orr, Independent Consultant; Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania; Rob Hollister, Swarthmore College
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Five-Year Report Discussion
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Summary Views and Next Steps
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Election of NBES Chair and Vice-Chair (Closed Meeting)
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
1:00 p.m. Adjourn