Duncan to Give Major Talk on Student Assessment
Duncan to Give Major Talk on Student Assessment


Arne Duncan and Leading Scholars to Discuss Key Issues with
More than 14,000 Education Researchers at AERA Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2013 – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the field’s leading scholars will meet with more than 14,000 education researchers at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (April 27 – May 1) to examine the major issues and challenges facing students at all levels of education, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

In an hour-long session titled “Choosing the Right Battles: Remarks and a Conversation,” Secretary Duncan will give a major talk on K-12 student assessment and then take audience questions. (Duncan is speaking 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, April 30. Questions are limited to AERA members.)

In addition, prominent scholars and other national voices will discuss the latest research on, and emerging trends in:

  • Student assessment
  • Equity in higher education
  • Immigrant education
  • The role of education schools/colleges in education reform
  • For-profit education and low-income students
  • School safety and bullying
  • Early education
  • Technology and learning
  • The role of social media in reducing poverty
  • And other key issues


Saturday, April 27 – Wednesday, May 1, 2013


San Francisco, Calif.

Selected Key Annual Sessions

For an overview of highlighted annual meeting sessions, click here.

Full Schedule and Links to Abstracts

To browse the complete annual meeting schedule by day, and to review abstracts for research papers that will be delivered at the meeting, click here. By accessing the schedule, you acknowledge that the contents of the abstracts are subject to AERA’s embargo policy (see below).

Embargo Policy

Contents of research papers being presented at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until date and time of presentation, unless otherwise specified.

Media Registration

To register, please complete and return the Press Registration form. A link to hotel booking information is provided on the form.

Press Contact

You may contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals at tpals@aera.net, (202) 238-3235 (direct office), or (202) 288-9333 (cell).

Press Room

The annual meeting press room will be located in the Franciscan A room at the Hilton Union Square.

Press Room Hours

Saturday, April 27:

11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday, April 28:

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Monday, April 29:

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 30: 

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 1: 

8:00 am – noon

About AERA

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for more than 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.


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