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February 14, 2011 11:07 ET

Media Advisory: International Educational Comparisons Focus of 13th Annual William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture

Michael J. Feuer, Dean of GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development to Deliver Address

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Educational Testing Service (ETS) is proud to present this year's 13th Annual Angoff Memorial Lecture featuring Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at The George Washington University.

With the rapid growth of the global economy, policymakers and educators use international comparisons to assess the performance of American education. Feuer will discuss the nature and quality of these comparisons, why they provoke heated and sustained policy attention, how methods for international comparative education might be informed by other cross-national scientific studies, and what the research and policy communities might do to improve the collection of international data and its appropriate uses.

"No Country Left Behind: Notes on the Rhetoric and Reality of International Educational Comparisons"

Friday, February 18, 2011
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lecture
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Reception

National Press Club
The Murrow Room
529 14th Street Northwest, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Jason Baran at (609) 683-2428 or Media interested in speaking with Dean Feuer should contact Courtney Bowe at 202-994-5631 or

The William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture Series was created in 1994 to honor the life and work of Bill Angoff. For more than 50 years, Dr. Angoff made major contributions to educational and psychological measurement. Aligned with Dr. Angoff's interests, this lecture series is devoted to relatively non-technical discussions of important public interest issues related to educational measurement.

About ETS
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

About GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD)
The George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) is dedicated to the mission of "Leading Innovation through Learning." We are proud of our renowned faculty, dedicated staff, robust partnerships and successful alumni. Our students emerge from our programs enriched in theory and practice and become agents of change in education and human services. To learn more about GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, visit

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