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Participation Matters: Strategies for Increasing Participation in NCES Assessments

This program will explore issues affecting participation in the voluntary NCES surveys and tests which are used to monitor the condition and progress of education in the United States. Discussion will focus on possible strategies to improve participation in these activities. 

Participation Matters is part of a larger NCES effort to improve participation rates across its national and international surveys and assessments. High participation rates ensure NCES can continue to report critical information about the American education system, such as comparisons to education systems abroad and the achievement of student demographic groups. 

We welcome your participation and contributions to this important discussion. Your participation can help ensure that NCES continues to provide meaningful information through its assessments and surveys, such as NAEP-The Nation's Report Card, used to monitor educational progress in this country; and PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS, used to compare the achievement of American students to their peers abroad. Together, these surveys are used to monitor the condition and progress of education in the United States. 

During the first part of the day, panelist members will each present a singular key topic of our forum. The second portion of the meeting is reserved for working group discussions to generate recommendations and strategies for consideration by NCES to address the issues raised during the day. 

Please note: The event will also be available via livestream webcast for virtual attendance.

To be held from 8 AM to 5PM EST at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 550 C Street, SW, Washington, DC(across from the U.S. Department of Education)

To Register and see updated information and to view the event agenda,

For questions about the event, please contact: Britton Smith--Phone: 301-577-3999  

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