Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment and Recommendations for Finalizing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Achievement Levels Descriptions:
The National Assessment Governing Board is soliciting public comment for guidance in finalizing the Achievement Levels Descriptions (ALDs) for the NAEP 2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) at Grade 8. More information on the Governing Board’s work is at http://www.nagb.gov/.
Comments may be provided via email at email@example.com no later than May 30, 2014. Comments may also be mailed, to be received no later than May 30, 2014, at the following address: NAEP TEL Achievement Levels Descriptions, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness-Phase II
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is conducting a study examining the relationship between teacher preparation experiences and early teacher effectiveness (The Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness, formerly known as The Study of Promising Features of Teacher Preparation Programs).
This second ICR, Phase II, requests clearance for data collection activities (obtaining teacher contact information from districts, collecting data from teachers on preparation experiences via an online teacher survey, and obtaining student data from districts).
National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting
The Board advises the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other things, the establishments of activities to be supported by the Institute, on the funding for applications for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research after the completion of peer review, and reviews and evaluates the work of the Institute.
Board members will hear remarks by IES-funded researchers with expertise in screening and progress monitoring, intervention, data-based decision making and professional development.
Our children are not lab rats to be studied and tested in order to determine how best to control their behavior as adults.
Providing an excellent education to every child in America requires that we focus on the gifts and talents of every child not the data collected or test scores.
Federal education dollars should be spent educating our children not studying them.
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