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NJ Department of Ed. Executive to Discuss Future of Student Assessment Dec. 2

The Alternative Press Staff

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 2:33pm

SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Bari Erlichson, Chief Performance Officer/Assistant Commissioner of Data, Research, Evaluation and Reporting for the New Jersey Department of Education, will share a presentation on national and state developments in public education, which will directly impact students.  

Erlichson's presentation, “The Future of Student Assessment in New Jersey," is scheduled for Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.

Erlichson will discuss many initiatives, including New Jersey's student achievement outcomes on statewide and national assessments, such as National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Additionally, she will address the future of New Jersey's student assessment program, including the transition to PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in 2015.
While not mandatory, those interested in confirming their attendance at the event can visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDPQXNW.
Erlichson oversees school and district performance and accountability, the development of New Jersey's student-level, longitudinal data system, and research and evaluation efforts.  A former professor at Rutgers University, she has conducted research in many topic areas, including school reform, education policy implementation, school funding, and governance.
She is a co-author of the book, Multiethnic Moments: the Politics of Urban Education Reform (Temple University Press, 2006), as well as a contributor to several edited volumes and journals. Prior to joining the Department of Education, she taught fifth grade in Plainfield, New Jersey after having been a student teacher in the Newark Public Schools.  Dr. Erlichson holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, an M.A. in Education Administration and Policy from the Stanford School of Education, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
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