[Assessment 1282] NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Sat Apr 5 08:55:36 EDT 2008

NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement
Using the National Assessment of Adult Literacy Data file and Tools
For Research, Secondary Analyses and Policy Development
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 through Friday, June 27, 2008
Washington, DC

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S
Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is
sponsoring a 2 1/2-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the
National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data files and tools for
research and policy analyses. This seminar is open to institutional
researchers and planners, education practitioners, policymakers, and
association members, as well as faculty and advanced graduate students
from colleges and universities nationwide.

The overall goal of the seminar is to provide participants with an
opportunity to use NAAL data in substantive research. The seminar will
include both lecture and hands-on instruction. Specifically, the seminar
will cover the following topics and activities:
. an overview of NAAL data;
. an overview of methodological and technological issues associated with
use of the NAAL, including sample design and coverage;
. instruction on how to analyze NAAL data, with hands-on practice; and
. help in designing and carrying out a research study.

The summer data training will focus on use of the most recent data
available, which are from the 2003 collection. It should be noted that
this seminar does not provide formal instruction on advanced statistical
methods and analyses.

There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training
materials, as well as computers for hands-on practice. Accepted
applicants will be sent information about both the meeting and lodging

DEADLINE: All applications should be received no later than MAY 14,
For registration information and application instructions and more
information about NAAL, visit the NAAL website

Jaleh Behroozi Soroui
<mailto:jsoroui at air.org> jsoroui at air.org

Marie Cora
<mailto:marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com> marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
NIFL Assessment Discussion List Moderator

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