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May 2008

Grants, Training & Conferences

July 6–18

NCER is supporting a Summer Research Training Institute: Cluster-Randomized Trials at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The purpose of the training institute on cluster-randomized trials is to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the effectiveness of education interventions.

July 28–August 1

NCES will sponsor a 2.5-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics. This will be immediately followed by the annual NCES Data Conference. The data conference is an opportunity for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The conference will provide information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data, and about developments in electronic data standards for schools, school districts, and states. There will be timely presentations on NCES's survey and assessment programs, information about the U.S. Department of Education's innovation in data collection, and overviews of developing statewide longitudinal data systems. The conference will take place in Bethesda, MD.

For more information about upcoming conferences, workshops, training and technical assistance, visit the IES Conference/Training Connection page on the web: