Building Better Students: Preparation for Life After High School

Research Conference

Welcome Reception

Keynote Address

Jim Shelton — U.S. Department of Education

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Opening Remarks

Felice Levine — American Educational Research Association

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Kurt Landgraf — Educational Testing Service

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Tom Rudin — The College Board

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Session I: College Readiness: Noncognitive

Chair: Richard D. Roberts, Educational Testing Service

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Roger Weissberg — University of Illinois, Chicago

"Promoting the Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning of All Students"

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Alberto Cabrera and Erin W. Bibo — University of Maryland

"Starting Early, Staying on Track: A Chronological Review of Critical Steps Along the Path to College"

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Elena Silva — Education Sector

"The Policy Push for College and Career Readiness"

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Nathan Kuncel — University of Minnesota

"Real and Imaginary Concerns in Assessing College Readiness"

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Jane Oates — U.S. Department of Labor
Jean Grossman — U.S. Department of Labor

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Session II: Workforce and Career Readiness:
Noncognitive

Chair: Bobby Naemi, Educational Testing Service

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Paul Sackett — University of Minnesota

"What We Know about Non-Cognitive Constructs and Workplace Outcomes"

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David Kravitz — George Mason University

"Preparing Students for Workplace Diversity: Some Research Implications"

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Steven Robbins — ACT, Inc.

"Creating an Aligned Assessment System to Promote Work Training Readiness and Career Success"

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Jill Casner-Lotto and Teresita Wisell — Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, Westchester Community College

"Supporting Immigrant Students: Community College Pathways to Career Success"

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Session III: College Readiness: Cognitive

Chair: Krista Mattern, The College Board

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A. Wade Boykin — Howard University

"Going Broader and Deeper in Understanding How to Close the Achievement Gap(s)"

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Phillip Bowman — National Center for Institutional Diversity, The University of Michigan

"Understanding and Improving the Efficacy of Pipeline Interventions: A Comprehensive Social Psychological Approach"

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James Rosenbaum — Northwestern University

"Building Better Students by Building Better College Procedures"

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Neal Schmitt — Michigan State University

"Combining Cognitive and Non-cognitive Measures: Expanding the Domain of College Performance and its Prediction"

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Keynote Address

The Honorable Roy Romer — The College Board

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Session IV: Workforce and Career Readiness: Cognitive

Chair: Jeremy Burrus, Educational Testing Service

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David Conley — Education Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR), University of Oregon

"From Unidimensional to Multidimensional Cognitive Indicators of College and Career Readiness: Where Are We in the Journey?"

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David Thornton Moore — New York University

"High School Internships: Challenges to the Common Wisdom"

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Ruth Curran-Neild — Johns Hopkins University

"Using Early Warning Indicators to Identify Students at Highest Risk of Dropping Out"

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Henry Braun — Boston College

"A Policy Perspective on Enhancing Workforce and Career Readiness"

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Closing Remarks

Ida Lawrence — Educational Testing Service

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Andrew Wiley — The College Board

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