2011 School Measures Summit

On October 3, 2011, Gallup and Battelle for Kids will host the 2011 School Measures Summit in Washington, D.C. You are part of a select group of education leaders, policymakers, research experts, and key practitioners nominated to spend a day sharing best practices regarding the key measures that matter most in measuring and determining teacher effectiveness. The goal of the summit is to produce a report detailing innovative ways educators can use data to improve learning -- and ultimately student success.

Gallup and Battelle for Kids selected you to take part in this important event because you are a leader in driving student growth through improved measures. This all-day summit will include a presentation of the MET study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, recent value-added achievement research, teacher and student engagement findings, and teacher/leader response to best measures.

This event will feature the following presenters:

Steve Cantrell
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Brad Jupp
Senior Program Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

Jim Clifton
Chairman and CEO

Jim Mahoney, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Battelle for Kids

We all know that teachers and principals play a critical role in influencing a child's opportunities for college and career success. There has been a great deal of discussion in recent months about how to best measure the effectiveness of America's educators. Many districts and states use a value-added analysis to measure the impact teachers and schools have on students' academic progress. Additionally, several state legislatures have passed laws incorporating a growth or value-added measure into their state accountability and teacher evaluation systems. While value-added analysis is important, additional measures exist that over time can produce the most realistic picture of educator influence and student success. This event will help define the strengths and limitations of many leading measures in an effort to create an understanding of what measures truly define the impact an educator has on students.

The 2011 School Measures Summit will take place on Monday, October 3, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Gallup Building, 901 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. For those able to attend, there will be a reception the night before the summit on Sunday October 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Gallup Building. Please register for the summit using the link below. There is no cost to attend this event. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Krista Volzke at 402.938.6001.

Due to significant response, this event is now sold out and registration is closed.

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