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A Special Session of the NAEP/NIES Database Training Seminars for Research on American Indian/Alaska Native Students (NAEP/NIES Database Training)

Description: In an effort to encourage research on American Indian and Alaska Native students, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, will conduct a 3 -day advanced studies seminar on the use of NCES databases for education research and policy analysis on American Indian and Alaska Native students. This seminar, sponsored by the Office of Indian Education (OIE), will focus primarily on the National Indian Education Study (NIES), a supplemental study conducted as a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2005 and 2007. NIES is a two part study; the Part I represents NAEP reading and mathematics achievements of 4th- and 8th- grade American Indian and Alaska Native students, Part II is a separate survey conducted to collect information on educational experiences of the students who participated in NAEP assessments.
Type: Workshop/Training & Technical Assistance
Audience: This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state and local education agencies and professional associations are also welcome. This special seminar is only for those interested in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the United States.
Location: Alington, VA
Applicants will be sent information about meeting and lodging arrangements.
Dates: June 28-30, 2011
Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Contacts:   Contact Schray, Nicole from CDS2 at (202) 296-2528