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U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Research Symposium on Technology Enhanced Assessments


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Event Date 1: May 08, 2012 12:45 pm - 02:45 pm

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give opening remarks at the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Center for K–12 research symposium on technology enhanced assessments on Tuesday, May 8, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. His remarks will open the session “What Does Going Digital Mean for the Future of K-12?”

The goal of the K-12 Center is to stimulate and support improvements in the field of K–12 assessment by challenging current testing practices, methodologies and instruments. In addition, the center engages educational leaders in the design and development of the “next generation” of K–12 assessment and performance management systems. The K-12 Center also strives to guide local, state and national leaders toward incorporating these improvements in their future comprehensive assessment development work. Its parent company, ETS, develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries.


Event 1
Who : Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Participation in a research symposium on technology enhanced assessments
When : 12:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Where : Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Md.
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