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AERA/IEL Education Policy Forum with Bill Bushaw
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When: Friday, November 4
Where: IEL
4301 Connecticut Avenue
Suite 100
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States

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You are invited to the Education Policy Forum featuring

Bill Bushaw     

Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board    

Friday, November 4, 12-2 pm

at IEL

for a conversation on

The Nation's Report Card – Information, Innovation and Impact

                          RSVP by November 1

Within the last 12 months, The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), The Nation's Report Card, has released national student achievement results related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This session will focus on these results, particularly highlighting NAEP's first-ever assessment of Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). This innovative, digitally-based assessment incorporates many scenario-based tasks that utilize a multimedia approach.

Additionally, the Governing Board is finalizing a strategic vision to guide its policy work during the next four years. This work will focus on increased dissemination of results, new efforts supporting academic preparedness assessment and reporting, and advanced techniques to refine NAEP’s assessment frameworks. In an interactive environment, learn more about the Board's direction and offer recommendations on approaches to help inform the Board's work.

The independent, bipartisan National Assessment Governing Board was created by Congress in 1988 to set policy guidelines for The Nation’s Report Card.  In overseeing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Governing Board identifies subjects to be tested, determines the content and achievement levels for each assessment, approves all test questions, and takes steps to improve the form, reporting, and use of results. The Board works closely with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which administers the NAEP program.

As the Governing Board’s Executive Director, Bill Bushaw is responsible for executing the policies and projects initiated by the Board, and also serves as its chief of staff. Before joining the Governing Board, Bushaw served as chief executive officer of Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK)—serving as one of the co-authors of the annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. Prior to PDK, Bushaw held other education positions including: learning systems director at the University of Michigan's Merit Network, deputy superintendent and chief academic officer at the Michigan Department of Education, and director of the Michigan North Central Association. He began his education career as a middle school science teacher and high school principal. His bachelor's and doctorate degrees are from the University Michigan. Bushaw also served in the United States Navy, active and reserve, retiring at the rank of Captain.

Location: Institute for Educational Leadership, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008. Closest Metro station is Van Ness-UDC (red line). Parking is available in the building's garage for a fee.

*Required reservations may be made online no later than Tuesday, November 1. Limited available seating is assigned according to the order in which reservations are received. Thirteen dollars for the subsidized lunch will be collected at the door (cash or check only).

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