The Challenge and the Opportunity: How Wisconsin Can Meet More Ambitious Goals for Students

05/22/2012 - 08:30
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The Challenge and the Opportunity: How Wisconsin Can Meet More Ambitious Goals for Students
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Time: 8:30am
Location: Eckstein Hall
Access: RSVP Required
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Thank you for your interest in the conference – currently we are only accepting reservations for the live-feed over-flow room (you will be given breakfast and lunch).  Because the event is free we do expect that there will be “no-shows” and we will do our best to move everyone from the live-feed room into the main room the day of the event based on the number of those who do not show-up (or cancel in advance). So we encourage you to register, however, there is a possibility that you might need to watch the event via live-feed.

Join us for a trailblazing discussion of an issue that will shape state education for years to come. Wisconsin soon will raise the bar significantly for what it takes for a student to be rated proficient in reading or math. Wisconsin will start using standards set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for measuring achievement – and NAEP is a much tougher grader than Wisconsin has been up to now. The proportion of Wisconsin students rated as proficient is likely to fall 40 percentage points or more. What can be done to increase the number of students statewide who will meet higher expectations?

David P. Driscoll, chair of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the NAEP program, will be the keynote speaker. Driscoll was also commissioner of education for Massachusetts when major reforms affecting students and teachers were implemented. Since then, performance in Massachusetts has risen to lead the nation.

A range of views will be represented. Local and state educators and political figures will give their thoughts on what should be done in coming years to raise student success rates; for example, Tony Evers, Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction, will present his response to the NAEP challenge. Audience members will be able to take part in an open forum with Dr. Driscoll.

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall
Complimentary and open to the public (lunch will be provided).

Parking available on site.

This conference will also be streamed live.


Eckstein Hall
1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
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