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Opening Plenary Session


Wednesday, July 11, 2012
1:15 – 2:15pm

Welcome and Introductions
Jack Buckley, Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics


Keynote Speech
Online Race to the Top Assessments: The Successes, the Challenges, and the Promise
Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will provide remarks, followed by Q&A, on the online Race to the Top Assessments being developed by two multi-state consortia under grants from the U.S. Department of Education. She will provide an overview of the progress being made, the challenges that lie ahead, and some promising solutions that are beginning to emerge.

Announcements
Renée Rowland, NCES STATS-DC/MIS Conference Manager
National Center for Education Statistics

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