For the plenary and panel sessions, we have lined up an impressive list of distinguished speakers from a wide range of perspectives, who are noted dignitaries in the fields of education and policy and knowledgeable about NAEP.


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Clifford Adelman

Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy

» Bio » Paper

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Randy Bennett

Norman O. Frederiksen Chair in Assessment Innovation, Research & Development Division, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

» Bio

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Peggy Carr

Associate Commissioner for Assessment, National Center for Education Statistics

» Bio

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Michael Casserly

Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools

» Bio » Slides

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Louis Danielson

Managing Director, American Institutes for Research

» Bio

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Matthew DiCarlo

Senior Fellow, the Albert Shanker Institute

» Bio

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David Driscoll

Chair, National Assessment Governing Board

» Bio

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John Easton

Director, Institute of Education Sciences

» Bio

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Pat Forgione

Distinguished Presidential Scholar and Executive Director, K-12 Center at Educational Testing Service

» Bio » Slides

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Alan Friedman

Chair, 25th Anniversary Planning Committee; Museum Consultant; Former Member, National Assessment Governing Board

» Bio

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Frederick M. Hess

Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

» Bio

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Terry Holliday

Kentucky Education Commissioner; President, Council of Chief State School Officers

» Bio

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Cornelia Orr

Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board

» Bio

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Gary Phillips

Vice President, American Institutes for Research

» Bio » Slides

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Susan Pimentel

Vice-Chair, National Assessment Governing Board; Co-Founder, StandardsWork

» Bio

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Alexa Posny

Senior Vice President, Renaissance Learning; Former Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

» Bio

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Charlene Rivera

Research Professor and Executive Director, The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education

» Bio » Slides

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Richard Rothstein

Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

» Bio » Paper

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Andy Smarick

Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

» Bio

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Ben Wildavsky

Director of Higher Education Studies, Rockefeller Institute, State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany

» Bio

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Gene Wilhoit

Former Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers

» Bio

Working Dinner Speakers

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Lucille Davy

Board Member, National Assessment Governing Board; President and CEO, Transformative Education Solutions, LLC; Senior Advisor, The Hunt Institute

» Bio

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Michael Feuer

Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University

» Bio

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Mark Musick

Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, East Tennessee State University

» Bio

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Charles Smith

Former Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board

» Bio » Remarks

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Roy Truby

Former Senior Vice President, State and Federal Programs, Renaissance Learning

» Bio

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Darvin Winick

Advisor, NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission;Executive Director, Institute for Public School Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin

» Bio » Remarks