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Materials to Read Prior to Attending the CBI on July 13, 2004

Thank you for registering for the Capacity Building Institute on Improving Academic Performance and Access to the General Curriculum for Secondary Youth with Disabilities, scheduled for July 13, 2004 in Washington, DC.

In order to enhance your learning at this Capacity Building Institute, please review the following Web site before July 13, 2004.

The National Research Council's Committee on Research in Education (CORE)
CORE, an interdisciplinary panel of scholars and educators, sponsored a five-part workshop series in 2003 that engaged leading national and international experts on issues pertinent to the quality of scientific education research and its use in improving schools. On CORE's Web site you can access speaker bios and presentations, as well as transcripts of formal remarks, moderated discussions, and Q&A sessions with audience members. Specific workshop topics featured on the site the two listed below, which are especially pertinent to attendees of the July 13 NCSET CBI:

  • Understanding and Promoting Knowledge Accumulation in Education: Tools and Strategies for Education Research. With a focus on how to build a coherent knowledge base in education research, researchers and federal officials considered several elements of the research infrastructure, including tools, practices, models, and standards. Fundamental questions about what such a knowledge base might look like were also considered in this context.
  • Random Assignment Experimentation in Education: Implementation and Implications. The evidence-based education trend has brought to the fore decades of debate about the appropriateness of randomized field trials in education. Far less consideration has been devoted to the practical aspects of conducting such studies in educational settings; this workshop featured detailed descriptions of studies using randomized field trials in education and reflections on how the current trend to fund more of these studies is influencing states, districts, and students. A summary report of this event can be viewed free of charge at

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