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Workshop Agenda and Participants

AGENDA

October 23, 2008

9:45 am

Welcome, Overview of the Workshop

Robert Hauser, National Research Council, Washington, DC, and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Chair

Why are indicators of dropout and completion rates important for policy and practice?

Moderator: Elaine Allensworth, Consortium on Chicago School Research (committee member)

10:00

Presentations

  • Dan Losen, Civil Rights Project

  • Richard Rothstein, Economics Policy Institute

  • Delegate Ana Sol Gutiérrez, Maryland State Legislature

11:30

Break



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A Workshop Agenda and Participants AgENDA October 23, 2008 9:45 am Welcome, Overview of the Workshop Robert Hauser, National Research Council, Washington, DC, and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Chair Why are indicators of dropout and completion rates important for policy and practice? Moderator: Elaine Allensworth, Consortium on Chicago School Research (committee member) 10:00 Presentations · Dan Losen, Civil Rights Project · Richard Rothstein, Economics Policy Institute · Delegate Ana Sol Gutiérrez, Maryland State Legislature 11:30 Break 131

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132 HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT, GRADUATION, AND COMPLETION RATES 11:45 Discussants/Reactors How are these rates used? What are the challenges associated with collecting the needed data? · el Riddile, National Association of Secondary School M Principals · Jeanine Hildreth, Baltimore City Schools · oelle Ellerson, American Association of School N Administrators 12:15 pm Discussion with the Committee Discussion Leader: Russell Rumberger, University of California, Santa Barbara (committee member) What are the key points the committee should consider in making recommendations about these rates? 12:45 Working lunch to continue discussion of key issues Calculating the rates: What decisions are required, what data are required, what are the different ways of calculating the rates, and what are their strengths and weaknesses? Moderator: Lavan Dukes, Florida Department of Education (committee member) 1:45 Presentations · Elaine Allensworth · . Rob Warren, University of Minnesota (committee J member) 2:45 Break 3:00 Discussants Aaron Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia University Chris Swanson, Editorial Projects in Education 3:40 Discussion with the Committee Discussion Leader: Robert Hauser What are the key points the committee should consider in making recommendations about these rates? 4:30 Adjourn

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133 APPENDIX A October 24, 2008 8:30 am Working continental breakfast to review goals of workshop 9:00 Welcome, Overview of the Day’s Plan Robert Hauser How can states build and maintain robust longitudinal data systems for collecting the requisite data to compute these indicators and to improve these outcomes? Moderator: Rob Warren 9:15 Presentations · Nancy Smith, Data Quality Campaign · Lavan Dukes · Wesley Bruce, Indiana Department of Education · Bill Smith, Sioux Falls School District, SD (by phone) · Robert Curtin, Massachusetts Department of Education 11:00 Break 11:15 Discussants Deborah Newby, U.S. Department of Education Robin Taylor, Delaware Department of Education 11:45 Discussion with the Committee Discussion Leader: Robert Hauser What are the key points the committee should consider in making recommendations about these rates? 12:15 pm Working lunch to continue discussion of key issues How can the data from these systems be used to improve policy and practice? Moderator: Lavan Dukes 1:15 Presentations · Russell Rumberger · Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University 2:15 Discussants David Wakelyn, National Governors Association Ana Sol Gutiérrez, Maryland State Legislature

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134 HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT, GRADUATION, AND COMPLETION RATES 3:00 Discussion with the Committee Discussion Leader: Elaine Allensworth What are the key points the committee should consider in making recommendations about these rates? 3:30 Break 3:45 Synthesis of main messages Discussion Leader: Robert Hauser 4:30 Adjourn PARTICIPANTS Elaine Allensworth, Consortium on Chicago School Research Alyssa Alston, Council of Chief State School Officers Jason Amos, Alliance for Excellent Education Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University James Bergeron, U.S. Congress, House Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Wesley Bruce, Indiana Department of Education Mike Casserly, Council of Greater City Schools Christopher Chapman, U.S. Department of Education Robert Curtin, Massachusetts Department of Education Elizabeth Demarest, SRI G. Lavan Dukes, Florida Department of Education Mark Dynarski, Mathematica Noelle Ellerson, American Association of School Administrators Stuart Elliott, National Research Council Meredith Farace, U.S. Department of Education Michael Feuer, National Research Council Rebecca Fitch, U.S. Department of Education Daria Hall, Education Trust Andrew Halpern-Manners, University of Minnesota Robert Hauser, National Research Council, and University of Wisconsin, Madison Kati Haycock, Education Trust Jeanine Hildreth, Baltimore City Schools David Hoff, Education Week Lee Hoffman, U.S. Department of Education Judith Koenig, National Research Council Dan Losen, Civil Rights Project, University of California, Los Angeles

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135 APPENDIX A Lawrence Mishel, Economics Policy Institute Patricia Morison, National Research Council Deborah Newby, U.S. Department of Education Lynn Olsen, Education Week Aaron Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia University Lyndsay Pinkus, Alliance for Excellent Education Mel Riddile, National Association of Secondary School Principals Richard Rothstein, Economics Policy Institute Russell Rumberger, University of California, Santa Barbara Bill Smith, Sioux Falls School District, South Dakota (by phone) Nancy Smith, Data Quality Campaign Ana Sol Gutiérrez, Maryland State Legislature Andrea Solarz, National Academy of Education Chris Swanson, Editorial Projects in Education Robin Taylor, Delaware Department of Education David Wakelyn, National Governors Association John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota Gregory White, National Academy of Education

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