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Thursday, August 19, 2010

10:15 AM -- 11:15 AM
Readiness For All, College and Career Bound–An Arkansas Partnership (session #230)
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) and leaders in Arkansas will discuss ‘Using the Right Data to Determine if High School Interventions Are Working to Prepare Students for College and Careers,’ a research report on how to use student achievement data to create a more systematic approach to school improvement planning and why, as a nation, we must prepare our students for college and careers starting in early education. This research report focuses on identifying students who have large academic preparation gaps entering high school and developing databases that can be used to identify promising interventions for those students, including linking longitudinal student achievement records on state assessments and EXPLORE, PLAN and the ACT. Come and listen as NCEA advocates college and career readiness to be the reality for all students and how Arkansas’ practices are taking this message to the classroom, school, and district level. Invited Speaker: Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas


Efrain Mercado, Jr., Director of Outreach, National Center for Educational Achievement, Texas

Randy Zook, President & CEO, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas


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