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November 2010

Easton Travels to Australia, New Zealand

IES Director John Easton is joining a delegation of five senior U.S. education leaders for official visits to Australia and New Zealand this month, where he will visit schools and participate in roundtable discussions headlined by Australian Secretary of Education Lisa Paul and New Zealand Secretary of Education Karen Sewell. » read more

New Staff

Nimble Pad

IES Small Business Innovation Research Awardee Sells Accessible Computer-based Testing Tools

Finding the best way to administer standardized tests to students with disabilities and special needs is an ongoing challenge in the area of education assessment. Since 2004, a Massachusetts-based small business, Nimble Assessment Systems, has specialized in developing accessible computer-based testing tools for students who require accommodations. With awards in 2008 and 2009 from the IES' Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the firm successfully created the NimbleTools and NimblePad systems.

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Center for Adolescent Research in Schools

IES research scientist Jacquelyn Buckley interviewed principal investigator Lee Kern, co-PIs Steve Evans and Tim Lewis, about their work at the Center for Adolescent Research in Schools. » read more

NCEE Solicits Stakeholder Feedback for Evaluations

In an effort to include policymakers and practitioners throughout the research and evaluation cycle, NCEE recently conducted meetings with key stakeholder groups. » read more

New NAEP Website Tool

The District Profiles Tool is the newest addition to the suite of data tools on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) website. » read more

2011 MIS Conference

Join your colleagues who work with information collection, management, transmittal, and reporting in school districts and state education agencies at the annual MIS conference on February 2325 in Austin, TX. » read more