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Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics & Science Education
1998 MID-ATLANTIC TIMSS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study June 23 - 24, 1998 Korman Suites Hotel Philadelphia, PA
* What are the TIMSS findings across 4th, 8th, and 12th grades? * What are the TIMSS test items like, and what were the U.S. students answer patterns? * How do the TIMSS findings reflect on curriculum and instruction? * What conceptions about U.S. classrooms have been challenged by TIMSS? * What do the TIMSS findings show about U.S. curriculum and instructional practices and student achievement effects? * Are there currently available curricula that embody the ideals suggested by TIMSS? * What practical changes can be made in the classroom?
Korman Suites Hotel 2001 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215) 569-7000 (Phone) (215) 496-0138 (Fax)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 15, 1998 HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLING: June 1, 1998
June 23, 1998 - UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS
10:00-11:45: Student Performance Across Grades 4, 8 and 12 * Pascal Forgione, National Center for Education Statistics
Noon-1:30: Lunch * W. Wilson Goode Welcome and U.S. Dept. of Education/NSF Action Strategy * Patricia O'Connell Ross U.S. Dept. of Education Math Initiative
1:45-3:45: Test Questions and Answer Patterns Math and science small group sessions * Small group facilitators
3:45-4:00: Panel Discussion - What Can and Cannot Be Learned from TIMSS? Moderator, Patricia Wang-Iverson, Research for Better Schools * Patricia O'Connell Ross, U.S. Dept. of Education * Patrick Gonzales, Education Statistics Services Institute * Nanette Seago, Math Renaissance * Lynn Liptak, Paterson School #2, Paterson, New Jersey
8:30-10:00: Curriculum Choices * William Schmidt, Director, TIMSS National Study Center
10:15-11:45: Curriculum Improvement Using Programs That Work Small groups explore curriculum in relation to TIMSS, participants' current practice, and demonstrated impact * Science Curricula - Elementary, Middle & Secondary * Mathematics Curricula - Elementary, Middle & Secondary
1:00-3:00: Instructional Improvement Using Real-Life Examples * Nanette Seago, Math Renaissance
COSTS: There is no fee for conference or meals but advance registration is necessary; participants are responsible for their travel and overnight accommodations.
ROOM RATES: Studio - $119, Double (two bedrooms) - $139 All rooms have microwave, coffee maker, wet bar, refrigerator, and washer/dryer. Parking is free.
Attendance: I will attend ____ both days; or ____ Tuesday, June 23 only, or ____ Wednesday June 24 only
I ____ am/____ am not a member of a Consortium team; if so, please indicate:
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Please return to: Carol Crociante Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium Research for Better Schools 444 North Third Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215) 574-9300, x280 Fax: (215) 574-0133 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org