Mar 14 2023

What the Latest Education Assessments Can Tell Grantmakers About Where to Go from Here

Grantmakers for Education

Virtual

March 14, 2:00 pm ET

The latest results in education assessments like NAEP, PISA and state tests, have caused alarm over where students stand after the COVID crisis. Join experts in the field to learn what these scores can - and cannot - tell us. We'll dig into the data to help us understand how the results can inform long-term efforts to ensure young people have access to learning experiences that enable them to build the skills they need to succeed in school and life.

Dr. Heather Harding of Campaign for Our Shared Future will moderate a discussion between Commissioner Peggy Carr of ED's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Dr. Scott Marion of the Center for Assessment, and Paul Reville of Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder of the Education Redesign Lab.

Lessons Learned from The Nation’s Report Card and the NCES School Pulse Panel

This event is intended for members and other education grantmakers.

There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the program time. Thank you for your patience; we review each registration in advance.

REGISTER FOR EVENT ❯
About the Speakers

Dr. Peggy Carr

Dr. Peggy Carr
Commissioner
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Peggy G. Carr, Ph.D., serves as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Carr formerly served as Associate Commissioner of the Assessment Division for NCES, a role she held for nearly 20 years. In that role, she was responsible for national and international large-scale assessments, and most notably, managed the administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Most recently, she oversaw the transformational transition of NAEP from paper and pencil assessments to digital-based ones. Prior to NCES, Dr. Carr served as the Chief Statistician for the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Carr is a published researcher in the field of student achievement and equity. She has over a decade of experience teaching graduate-level courses in statistics and research methodology. She holds a B.S. from North Carolina Central University; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Howard University. Her public service has been widely recognized, which includes receiving the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Distinguished Public Service Award in 2022, the Secretary’s Golden Apple Award for exceptional service in 2016, and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 2008.


Dr. Heather Harding

Dr. Heather Harding
Executive Director
Campaign for Our Shared Future

Heather Harding is the Executive Director of the Campaign for Our Shared Future, a common-ground effort working to ensure all children have access to a high-quality and age appropriate education. She is responsible for the overall health, sustainability, and success of COSF’s work. Throughout her career, Heather has focused on the intersection between access to high-quality education and racial equity. She believes that respectful collaboration between parents and teachers is an essential tool for helping our kids succeed in life. As a mother of two teenagers, she knows that parents play the role of a child’s first and primary teacher. Before earning master’s and doctoral degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Heather taught middle school and high school in underserved communities. Since then, her mission has been to improve education opportunities for all children, regardless of their class, color, or neighborhood. She had an opportunity to do this while serving as Teach for America’s Senior Vice President of Community Partnerships; as the founding Executive Director of EdCORE, a DC-focused education research consortium to improve outcomes for the students of the nation’s capital; and in senior philanthropic leadership roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and most recently the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.


Dr. Scott Marion

Dr. Scott Marion
Executive Director
Center for Assessment

Scott Marion is the president and executive director of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment) – a nonprofit consulting firm that aims to increase student learning through educational assessment and accountability practices. In his role, Dr. Marion oversees the overall work of the Center for Assessment’s and works closely with many states, including New Hampshire, and school districts to improve the quality and usefulness of their assessment and accountability programs. He is a national educational assessment expert who has served on multiple National Research Council committees and has advised the White House and Congress. Prior to joining the Center for Assessment in early 2003, Dr. Marion was the director of assessment and accountability for the Wyoming Department of Education. Dr. Marion began his career as a field biologist and high school science teacher. He also has served for over eight years as a member of the Rye School Board.


Dr. Paul Reville

Dr. Paul Reville
Professor and Founding Director
Harvard Graduate School of Education + Education Redesign Lab

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE’s Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As Governor Patrick’s top education adviser, Reville established a new Executive Office of Education and had oversight of higher education, K-12, and early education in the nation’s leading student achievement state. He served in the Governor’s Cabinet and played a leading education reform role on matters ranging from the Achievement Gap Act of 2010 and Common Core State Standards to the Commonwealth’s highly successful Race to the Top proposal. Prior to joining the Patrick Administration, Reville chaired the Massachusetts State Board of Education, founded the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, co-founded the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), chaired the Massachusetts Reform Review Commission, chaired the Massachusetts Commission on Time and Learning, and served as executive director of the Pew Forum on Standards-Based Reform, a national think tank which convened the U.S.’s leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to set the national standards agenda. Reville played a central role in MBAE’s development of and advocacy for Massachusetts historic Education Reform Act of 1993. Reville has been a member of the HGSE faculty since 1997 and has served as director of the Education Policy and Management Program.Reville’s career, which combines research, policy, and practice, began with service as a VISTA volunteer/youth worker. He served as a teacher and principal of two urban, alternative high schools. Some years later, he founded a local education foundation which was part of the Public Education Network. He is a board member and adviser to a host of organizations, including BELL, Match Education, Bellwether, City Year Boston, Harvard Medical School’s MEDscience and others. He is a frequent writer and speaker on education reform and policy issues. He is also the educator commentator, Boston Public Radio, WGBH. He holds a B.A. from Colorado College, an M.A. from Stanford University and five honorary doctorate degrees.

MORE EVENTS


Apr
25
Harambee: Let’s Pull Together
Apr 25 2024 - Apr 27 2024

Harambee: Let’s Pull Together

Our Harambee Conference has a rich history of fostering collaboration, sparking innovation, and nurturing community engagement. In 2024, we are...


Apr
25
The Future of Math: Classroom Teaching
Apr 25 2024

The Future of Math: Classroom Teaching

Join in the third session of The Future of Math series, where we will imagine new paradigms that better support all students in mathematics.


VIEW MORE ❯