Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Engage in Discussion of College Readiness Strategies during Keynote Remarks

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Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Engage in Discussion of College Readiness Strategies during Keynote Remarks

Conference co-sponsored by Educational Testing Service, College Board and American Educational Research Association.

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver keynote remarks at a college readiness conference on Wednesday, Dec. 8, entitled, “Building Better Students: Preparation for Life after High School.” The event is co-sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), College Board and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Shelton will give his address, “Intersecting Needs of the Nation: Achieving Readiness,” at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Va.

The day-long discussion is designed to focus on how to better prepare students through four venues: teachers and the curriculum, programmatic interventions, selection and assessment, and policy. The purpose of the conference is to bring together world-renowned researchers and policymakers to hold an informed and candid discussion on how America can best support students and build a well-educated generation.

Note to editors: Members of the media with questions about the conference may contact Becky Powell at rpowell@ets.org and 609-683-2092.

Who : Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement
What : Keynote address at a conference co-sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), College Board and the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
When : Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at 7 p.m.
Where : Hyatt Regency
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA