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Sunday, July 11, 2004

1:00 PM -- 8:00 PM
NCLC Board Meeting and Dinner - Invitation Only
Discovery and Columbia

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Monday, July 12, 2004

11:30 AM -- 5:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium Breakouts - Invitation Only

11:30 AM -- 5:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium General Session and Lunch - Invitation Only
Florida I

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

8:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium General Session - Invitation Only (cont'd)
Florida I

8:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium Breakouts - Invitation Only (cont'd)

2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Understanding Education Research
Florida III
This mini-course will help you to become more familiar with key terms and concepts in education research, and learn to use education research as a tool for policy decisions. This course will be highly interactive and limited in enrollment. It will be taught by Patricia Lauer, principal researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (MCREL) and author of the new ECS/MCREL, Policymaker's Primer on Education Research (see online at

There will be no fee for the course, but registrants will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. See more about registration.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

Roundtable 17 -- Aligning the College Board Proficiencies and Standards with Entry-level College Courses and High School College-prep Courses
Learn what practices a study of the alignment of the College Board Proficiences and Standards is looking at in 150 postsecondary institutions and a similar number of high schools nationally. These practices will help to determine the alignment and the gap between what's expected in college and what's taught in high school. The reference point for college courses are the Standards for Success Knowledge and Skills for University Success, and for high school the College Board Proficiencies and Standards. The results of the study will be used to help college-admissions exams such as SAT and AP better assess college-success skills and point out these desired skills to high schools. The research method can be replicated at the local or state level to determine how well high schools and postsecondary institutions have aligned their expectations for student success and how well their programs connect.

Facilitator: David T. Conley, University of Oregon, Center for Educational Policy Research and Standards for Success

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