Appendix

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES/NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

BOARD ON TESTING AND ASSESSMENT

Transitions in Work and Learning:

Implications for Assessment

March 22-23, 1996

Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

8:30 a.m. Coffee/Pastries

9:00 Welcoming Remarks:

Richard Shavelson (Stanford University and Chair, Board on Testing and Assessment)

Alan Lesgold (University of Pittsburgh, Board member, and Conference Chair)

J.D. Hoye (Executive Director, National School-to-Work Office)

Timothy Barnicle (Asst. Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor)

9:15 SESSION 1: The Knowledge Gap: Rhetoric and Evidence

Moderator: David Grissmer (RAND Corporation)

Papers: Harry Holzer (Michigan State University)

Is There a Gap Between Employer Skill Needs and the Skills of the Workforce?

Robert Zemsky (University of Pennsylvania)

Skills and the Economy: A Context for Understanding the School-to-Work Transition

Discussants: Darvin Winick (Advisor to Texas Governor George W. Bush)

Seth Zimmer (Southwestern Bell Corporation)



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--> Appendix NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES/NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL BOARD ON TESTING AND ASSESSMENT Transitions in Work and Learning: Implications for Assessment March 22-23, 1996 Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences FRIDAY, MARCH 22 8:30 a.m. Coffee/Pastries 9:00 Welcoming Remarks: Richard Shavelson (Stanford University and Chair, Board on Testing and Assessment) Alan Lesgold (University of Pittsburgh, Board member, and Conference Chair) J.D. Hoye (Executive Director, National School-to-Work Office) Timothy Barnicle (Asst. Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor) 9:15 SESSION 1: The Knowledge Gap: Rhetoric and Evidence Moderator: David Grissmer (RAND Corporation) Papers: Harry Holzer (Michigan State University) Is There a Gap Between Employer Skill Needs and the Skills of the Workforce? Robert Zemsky (University of Pennsylvania) Skills and the Economy: A Context for Understanding the School-to-Work Transition Discussants: Darvin Winick (Advisor to Texas Governor George W. Bush) Seth Zimmer (Southwestern Bell Corporation)

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--> FRIDAY, MARCH 22 (cont'd.) 10:45 Break 11:00 SESSION 2: What is Work? Rhetoric and Ethnographic Evidence Moderator: James Outtz (Outtz and Associates and Board member) Papers: Bonalyn Nelsen (Cornell and Stanford Universities) Should Social Skills be in the Vocational Curriculum?—Evidence from the Field of Automotive Repair Glynda Hull (University of California, Berkeley) Manufacturing the New Worker: Literate Activities and Working Identities in a ''High Performance" vs. a Traditionally Organized Workplace Discussants: Stephen Barley (Stanford University) Brigitte Jordan (Institute for Research on Learning) Vivian Woods (Soddy Elementary School, Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee) 12:30 p.m. Lunch/Discussion Sessions (Box lunches available) 2:15 p.m. SESSION 3: Assessing Assessment: What We Know How to Measure, What We Need to Know Moderator: Vicki Vandaveer (The Vandaveer Group, Inc.) Papers: Kenneth Pearlman (Lucent Technologies) 21st Century Measures for 21st Century Work Robert Mislevy (Educational Testing Service) Postmodern Test Theory Discussants: Sandra Black (Hamilton County Department of Education, Chattanooga, TN) Robert Linn (University of Colorado and Vice Chair, Board on Testing and Assessment) 4:30 Reception—Members' Room

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--> SATURDAY, MARCH 23 8:30 a.m. Coffee/Pastries 9:00 SESSION 4: Caution Flags Moderator: Iraline Barnes (Vice President for Corporate Relations, PEPCO and Board member) Papers: Dennis Parker (NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund) Legal Restrictions on Assessments Neal Schmitt (Michigan State University) Assessment Without Adverse Impact Discussants: Henry Braun (Educational Testing Service) David Finkelman (St. Mary's College) Lawrence Lorber (Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand) 10:30 Break 10:45 SESSION 5: Visions of the School-to-Work Transition Moderator: Laurie Bassi (American Society for Training and Development and Vice Chair, Board on Testing and Assessment) Speakers: Lauren Resnick (University of Pittsburgh and New Standards Project) Larry Cuban (Stanford University) Discussant: Nevzer Stacey (Special Assistant for Research and Development, National Office of School-to-Work Opportunities) 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Discussion Sessions (Box lunches available) 2:30 Closing Synthesis Alan Lesgold Lisa Lynch (Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor) 3:30 Adjourn Conference sponsored by the National School-to-Work Office, under a grant administered by the U.S. Department of Labor