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Agenda:       WEDNESDAY    |    THURSDAY


8:00–9:00am Registration
Continental breakfast served during the registration period.


Knowledge creation, accumulation, and utilization in education: Federal objectives and supports


Janice Earle, National Science Foundation


IERI: What we've learned, what we're learning, and how we can ensure it makes a difference

Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University and the Data Research and Development Center


Concurrent Small-Group Discussions:

What We've Learned, What We're Learning

All attendees were asked to register in advance for one of the following small-group meetings; from 11:30am onward, individuals could move to contribute to additional group discussions:

•   Impacts of interventions on mathematics achievement
Facilitator: Douglas A. Grouws

•   Impacts of interventions on science achievement
Facilitator: Ellen Mandinach

•   Impacts of interventions on reading achievement
Facilitator: Patricia Mathes

•   Impacts of technologically-based/-enhanced interventions
Facilitator: Christopher Dede


What we've learned, what we're learning — Report-back and group discussion of key themes


John Cherniavsky, National Science Foundation


Open seating


Variance structure of academic achievement in America: Reference values for planning evaluation studies


Larry V. Hedges, Northwestern University and Data Research and Development Center


Documenting what we've learned A user's guide to the results of the Interagency Education Research Initiative


Janice Earle, National Science Foundation

Sarah-Kathryn McDonald, Data Research and Development Center


Concurrent Workshops:

Education Research that Makes a Difference

All attendees were asked to register in advance for one of the following 90-minute workshops:


Supporting school improvement: Communicating implications of your research for teachers, principals, and district administrators

Workshop leader:
Kate Nolan, Chief Officer, Professional Services Group, Learning Point Associates

•   Having a broader impact: Developing, implementing, and evaluating a media relations strategy

Workshop leader:
Leslie Fink, Head of Media and Public Information Section, National Science Foundation


Documenting impacts within the academy: Using the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge to provide evidence of research impacts

Workshop leaders:
Kevin Brown, Research Scientist, DRDC

Sarah Makela, Research Associate, DRDC

Kohki Yamaguchi, Research Assistant, Harvard University

5:00–6:00pm Poster setup



After-dinner speaker:
Sharon Derry, Professor of Educational Psychology and Learning Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison on “Guidelines for Conducting Research with Videography”


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8:00–9:00am Continental Breakfast


Education Research that Makes a Difference:

Accumulating and synthesizing research findings for replication and extension


Chad Nye, Coordinator, Education Coordinating Group, Campbell Collaboration; Executive Director, Center for Autism & Related Disabilities; and Professor, University of Central Florida

Herbert Turner, Editor, Education Coordinating Group, Campbell Collaboration; President, ANALYTICA; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Phoebe Cottingham, Commissioner of Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education


Education Research that Makes a Difference:

Communicating findings clearly, concisely, accurately, and powerfully when resources are scarce and issues are complex

Panel members:

Peg Goertz, Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) and Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Barbara Eason-Watkins, Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools

James Kohlmoos, President, National Education Knowledge Industry Association (NEKIA)

Daniel Princiotta, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Division, National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices

Valerie A. Woodruff, President, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education



Speaker: TBA


Education Research that Makes a Difference:

From research to practice—forging effective partnerships to develop and bring exemplary interventions to scale


Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education, Florida State University and Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research

Robert Mislevy, Professor, Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation, University of Maryland, College Park

John Behrens, Sr. Manager, Assessment Development and Innovation (ADI), Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jack Mostow, Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Language Technologies Institute, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

Jon Bower, President and COO, Soliloquy Learning

Deborah Tatar, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech


Poster Reception

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