METHODS AND POLICY USES OF INTERNATIONAL LARGE-SCALE ASSESSMENTS

Workshop Series on International Large-Scale Assessment (ILSA)
Workshop I: Directions for Improving ILSA Design and Analysis

NAS Building, Room 125, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Project Goals
Michael J. Feuer, National Academy of Education and The George Washington University
Judith Singer, Harvard University
Peggy G. Carr, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Panel 1: Design
9:05 – 9:10 a.m. Introduction by Panel Chair
Marshall “Mike” Smith, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
9:10 – 9:40 a.m. Overview of ILSA Design Issues
Leslie Rutkowski, University of Oslo, Norway
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Implications of Computer-Based Testing
Henry Braun, Boston College
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Discussants
Ina Mullis, Boston College
David Kaplan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Audience Q&A
Led by Mike Smith
Panel 2: Voices from Other Fields
11:00 – 11:05 a.m. Introduction by Panel Chair
Richard Durán, University of California, Santa Barbara
11:05 – 11:35 a.m. Child Development
Elizabeth Washbrook, University of Bristol, UK
11:35 – 12:05 p.m. Aging
John Haaga, National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
12:05 – 12:30 p.m. Audience Q&A
Led by Richard Durán
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Panel 3: Analysis
1:15 – 1:20 p.m. Introduction by Panel Chair
Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland
1:20 – 1:50 p.m. Overview of ILSA Analysis Issues
Anna Katyn Chmielewski, University of Toronto
Elizabeth Dhuey, University of Toronto
1:50 – 2:10 p.m. Longitudinal Analysis and the Potential for Causal Interpretations
Jan-Eric Gustafsson, University of Gothenberg, Sweden
2:10 – 2:40 p.m. Discussants
Daniel Koretz, Harvard University
Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
2:40 – 3:10 p.m. Audience Q&A
Led by Judith Torney-Purta
3:10 – 3:25 p.m. Wrap-up
Judith Singer
3:25 – 4:00 p.m. Reception (Great Hall)

Click on speakers to see their presentation slides. Click here for a list of participants at the Workshop I.

Workshop Series on International Large-Scale Assessment (ILSA)
Workshop II: Reporting, Interpretation, and Policy Uses

NAS Building Lecture Room, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Project Goals
Michael J. Feuer, George Washington University and NAEd President
Peggy G. Carr, National Center for Education Statistics
Judith Singer (Committee Chair), Harvard University
Panel 1: Media Perspectives
9:15 – 9:35 a.m. Nicholas Lemann, Columbia University
9:35 – 9:55 a.m. Kevin Carey, New America
9:55 – 10:15 a.m. Brad Wible, Science Magazine
10:15 -10:45 a.m. Audience Discussion
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
Voice From Another Field
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Ellen Nolte, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (via web)
11:20 – 11:35 a.m. Audience Discussion
Panel 2: Policy Perspectives
11:35 – 11:55 a.m. Jack Jennings, Center on Education Policy, Retired
11:55 – 12:15 p.m. Michele McLaughlin, Knowledge Alliance
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. Marc Tucker, National Center on Education and the Economy
1:20 – 1:50 p.m. Audience Discussion
Panel 3: Research Perspectives
1:50 – 2:10 p.m. Sean Reardon, Stanford University
2:10 – 2:30 p.m. Norman Bradburn, University of Chicago
2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Break
2:50 – 3:10 p.m. Hank Levin, Columbia University
3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Audience Discussion
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up by Judy Singer
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Click on speakers to see their presentation slides. Click here for a list of participants at the Workshop II.

The project and research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305U150003 to the National Academy of Education. The opinions expressed are those of the NAEd and authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.

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