CHF to hold 6th Annual LISE Conference, 2627 April 2006

What our students know: Assessment and accountability in science education

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) will hold its sixth Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE) conference on 2627 April 2006. The theme of LISE 6 is "What Our Students Know: Assessment and Accountability in Science Education." The conference will take place at CHF, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

LISE 6 will begin on 26 April with a practical workshop for science educators, supervisors, and curriculum specialists conducted by George DeBoer, deputy director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061. The workshop will focus on aligning science assessments with national standards. A reception, dinner, and keynote address by Elizabeth Stage, director of the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, will follow the workshop that evening.

A full day of conference sessions will be held on 27 April. Scheduled speakers are Dylan Wiliam, director of the Learning and Teaching Research Center, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey; Meryl Bertenthal, visiting director of research programs at the Center for the Study of Learning, Instruction, and Teacher Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; Libby Cohen, director of ALLTech, Spurwink Institute, New Gloucester, Maine; Kathy Comfort, director of the Partnership for the Assessment of Standards-Based Science, WestEd, San Francisco; Arthur Eisenkraft, distinguished professor of science education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Amelia Maurizio, director of the World Wide Education Alliances Program at SAP, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

LISE 6 will bring together members of the science education community to examine the methods science teachers use to assess learning in the classroom and the assessment methods they'll need to use to meet the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

The registration fee for LISE 6 is $25 for a single day or $40 for both days. This fee may be waived under special circumstances. Registration deadline is 14 April. To register online or for additional conference information, visit www.chemheritage.org/events/lise6. If you have questions, please call Don McKinney at 215-873-8266 or e-mail donm@chemheritage.org.

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