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National Forum Sponsors

ECS would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2007 National Forum on Education Policy:

Pearson logo Pearson Education
Pearson Education is the global leader in educational publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help students and their teachers achieve success.
College Board logoThe College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
KnowledgeWorks Foundation funds and facilitates initiatives, strategically invests in resources – including time, money and people – brings together people who might not traditionally work collaboratively, and fills temporary gaps where there may not be an individual, team or community to take on a particular challenge. KnowledgeWorks' mission is to increase the number and diversity of people who value and access education by creating and improving educational opportunity at pre-kindergarten through high school and post-high school institutions, and through community organizations. KnowledgeWorks Foundation is committed to furthering universal access to high-quality educational opportunities for individuals to achieve success and for the betterment of society.
ETS logo Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the world's largest private, nonprofit educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in education research. ETS products and services measure knowledge and skills, promote learning and performance, and support education and professional development. ETS' employees produce and administer nearly 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries. ETS is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world.
Measured Progress logo Measured Progress
It’s all about student learning. Measured Progress provides customized, integrated, full-service assessment, professional development and instructional support for state and local educators. We continue to develop innovative products and programs, including alternate assessments for students with profound disabilities, assessment instruments for English language learners, computer-based assessments, and a growing catalog of local assessments and professional development products and services.
PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 348 public television stations. A trusted community resource, PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire and delight. Available to 99% of American homes with televisions and to an increasing number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves nearly 90 million people each week. PBS was the 2006 ECS Corporate Award winner.
Microsoftmicrosoft logo
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people, businesses, organizations and communities realize their full potential. Microsoft's Partners in Learning program is Microsoft's flagship program in education that seeks to partner with government and education leaders at the national, state and local levels to deliver a portfolio of curricula, tools and resources designed to advance 21st-century teaching, learning and digital inclusion. This initiative supports Microsoft's long-term commitment to enabling access to and advancing the quality of education environments and experiences for all through technology.
NESNational Evaluation System
National Evaluation Systems (NES), a business of Pearson, is an educational testing company that develops and administers customized teacher certification testing programs. NES develops certification tests in more than one hundred subject matter fields, professional teaching skills and college literacy, communications and mathematics skills. Its tests are administered by computer or on paper. Web sites, for each testing program accessed via the Internet, provide detailed information about each program and permit candidates to register to take the tests and to receive their test scores promptly. NES has offices in Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and California which provide services to state agencies across the country.


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