SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

February 23, 2010 10:44 ET

Media Advisory: Symposium Aims to Advance Learning for Adult Population

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Educational Testing Service is convening its 13th addressing achievement gaps symposium titled, Advancing Learning for Our Diverse Adult Population.

This symposium's focus is on improving educational attainment for adult learners, closing achievement gaps and identifying needed research, practice, assessment and public policy.

Speakers include: Pamela Tate, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning; Shirley Pippins, American Council on Education; Sonia Rodriguez, National Farm Workers Service Center; William Pepicello, University of Phoenix; Jane Oates, U.S. Department of Labor; Brenda Dann-Messier, U.S. Department of Education; and others.

What:  Addressing Achievement Gaps: Advancing Learning for Our Diverse Adult Population

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
            7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Where: National Press Club
             529 14th Street, NW
             Washington, D.C. 20045

Co-sponsored by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and the American Association of Community Colleges, the symposium will focus on:

  • Examining the demographics, education, skills and workforce readiness of adults
  • Accounting for alternative types of adult education and training
  • Promoting innovations in private sector and government policies
  • Recognizing multiple needs, levels and markets for adult learning

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For a detailed agenda and a list of key sessions, presentations and speakers, please visit www.ets.org/research/aag. Media interested in attending should contact Jason Baran at (609) 683-2428 or jbaran@ets.org.

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® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

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