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Upcoming Events on the 2009 PISA Results

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December 02, 2010 08:20 pm

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As Education Week blogger Eric Robelen writes, Get Ready: PISA Is Coming! The 2009 PISA results, which show the performance of fifteen-year-olds in reading, mathematics literacy, and science, will be released next Tuesday on December 7, 2010.

In anticipation of the release, the Alliance will hold a webinar on Monday, December 6th to provide background on PISA and help educators and policymakers prepare for the forthcoming results. The webinar will describe what PISA measures, how the U.S. has performed on past examinations, and why the results matter for the nation’s future. The discussion will be followed by an interactive conversation with experts using questions submitted by participants from around the country. Register and submit questions for the webinar online at http://www.newmediamill.com/webcasts/all4ed/registerdec62010/.

Then on the day of the release, the Alliance, in conjunction with The Asia Society, Committee for Economic Development, Council of Chief State School Officers, and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices will be hosting a policy briefing on the results. The briefing will be held on Tuesday, December 7 from 2-4 pm at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50.

At the event, Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division (OECD Directorate for Education), will review the 2009 PISA results in reading, math, and science, discuss the key changes in nations’ progress since PISA 2006, and examine the policy levers that high-performing and rapidly improving education systems have used to accelerate outcomes for all students. Following his presentation, a panel of business, state, and national education leaders will examine, with audience participation, the implications for state and federal education policy and what the US can do to develop a world-class education system for all of our students.

To RSVP for the event, email Emily Smith at esmith@sheridangroupdc.com with “Dec 7” in the subject line.

To watch live video from the event, register at http://www.newmediamill.com/webcasts/all4ed/registerdec72010/.

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