CRESST CON 2018 Focuses on Improving Excellence, Equity; Early Bird Rates Extended to Aug. 15

National institute of educational assessment gathers interdisciplinary meeting of researchers, educators, and experts at UCLA, Oct. 1-2.

Improving student outcomes in the fields of education, defense, and health are the focus of CRESSTCON ’18, the annual meeting of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, to be held at UCLA, Oct. 1-2. Leaders in the fields of educational technology, policy, and economics will present their work and participate in discussions on the latest global trends and opportunities in education with practitioners, researchers, and industry experts.

“I am especially excited about the intersection of educational research and practice in multiple countries that focus on more equitable improvement of outcomes,” said CRESST Director Li Cai. “Speakers will share their experiences of overcoming roadblocks and building bridges with other practitioners to accelerate excellence and equity in education.”

Speakers include Eva Baker, founding director of CRESST and UCLA Distinguished Research Professor; Pedro Noguera, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education; Jeremy Roberts, senior director of Learning Technologies, PBS Kids Digital; Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, senior researcher, Finnish Institute for Educational Research; Harry O’Neil, professor of Educational Psychology and Technology, USC Rossier School of Education; Bror Saxberg, vice president, Learning Science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean, GSE&IS.

CRESST’s research scope includes skills assessments in K-12 to graduate level education, as well as training and technology to develop and monitor the complex array of skills required of sailors and officers in the U.S. Navy; analysis and measurement of psychological signals from combat veterans who may demonstrate symptoms of PTSD; and automated assessment of teamwork and communication within medical education programs.

Registration for CRESSTCON ’18 is $499; Early Bird registration, the discounted rate of $399 is now extended to Aug. 15.

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