Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference - AIR Participates

Washington, D.C. - Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will participate in the 4th annual Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Research Conference, which is being held June 7-9, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

Two AIR experts will focus on using international assessments like the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to measure and improve student performance within the United States. Another expert will discuss the impact of professional development models and strategies on teacher practice and student achievement in early reading.

Approximately 1,000 researchers and policymakers are registered to attend the 2009 Research Conference. This three-day meeting will feature plenary presentations by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Cecilia E. Rouse, a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Attendees will choose from 21 panels and open forums on timely topics, and view and discuss nearly 500 posters detailing IES-funded research from across the country.

AIR experts will participate in the following conference sessions, which will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.:

Monday, June 8, 2009
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Strategies for Improving Comprehension
Mike Garet, Vice President, American Institutes for Research

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Getting Beyond the Horse Race in International Assessments
Mark Schneider, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
Dan Sherman, Managing Economist, American Institutes for Research

Event Information

June 7, 2009
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM