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Opening Plenary Session

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Grand Ballroom (Lower Lobby)

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Peggy Carr, Ph.D, Acting Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education


Keynote Speech

Why We Do What We Do: Evidence-Based Policymaking at a Crossroads

Shelly Wilkie Martinez , Executive Director
U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

The U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was created to develop a strategy for increasing the availability and use of data in order to build evidence about government programs, while protecting privacy and confidentiality. Established by the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-140), a bill jointly sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the Commission received authorization on March 30, 2016 to study how data, statistics, research, and evaluation are used to build evidence, and how to strengthen capacity to build evidence about federal policies and programs. The keynote address will provide an overview of the work of the Commission, how it came to be, its vision for the future, and how it may benefit the education data and policy communities.

The final report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking can be found here: https://www.cep.gov/cep-final-report.html

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Announcements

Ross Santy, Associate Commissioner, Administrative Data Division, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences,
U.S. Department of Education