Hosted at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington D.C., this event marked the first opportunity to hear the results of ICILS 2018 and to discuss their implications for education policy. The event included presentations of the ICILS 2018 international results (by the international study center at ACER), US National results (by the US national center, NCES) and an interactive panel discussion with leading education and policy experts.
We invite you to watch the recording of the live webstream from the event.
Dr Dirk Hastedt is the Executive Director of the IEA. He oversees the IEA's operations, studies, and services, and drives the IEA's overall strategic vision. Moreover, he develops and maintains strong relationships with member countries, researchers, policy makers, and other key players in the education sector. Dr Hastedt also serves as co-editor in chief of the IEA-ETS Research Institute (IERI) journal 'Large-scale Assessments in Education.
Dr Julian Fraillon is Research Director of the Assessment and Reporting (Mathematics and Science) research program for ACER Group. Julian has directed a range of large-scale assessment projects with a focus on digital literacy and civics and citizenship education. He is currently director of the International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 (ICILS 2018), and he was the inaugural director of ICILS 2013. Julian has also directed ACER’s work across four cycles of the Australian National Assessment Program sample assessments of NAP ICT Literacy and NAP Civics and Citizenship commissioned by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority.
Dr Peggy G. Carr is the Associate Commissioner, Assessments Division of the National Center for Education Statistics in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. As Associate Commissioner, Dr. Carr oversees NCES's fulfillment of its Congressional mandate to "...collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally."
Before coming to NCES, Dr. Carr served as the Chief Statistician for Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education where she engaged in the application of statistics and survey methods to the field of discrimination, conducted legislative compliance reviews, and responded to complaints.
Dr. Carr received her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in statistics in 1976 from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Howard University in 1978 and 1982, respectively.
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is one of the foremost thinkers on innovation economics in the US. He has conducted ground-breaking research on technology and innovation and authored three books, including Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business (MIT Press, 2018). As founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), recognized as the world’s top think tank for science and technology policy, Atkinson leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.
Dr. Sara Dexter is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Educational Leadership at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. She is also an Associate Director of the University Council of Educational Administration. Her expertise is in the leadership of educational technology, and adult learning and development.
Dr. Dexter’s primary research interests lie in exploring the relationship between the development of educational leaders, the leadership of educational technology, and how adults learn and grow. She has been granted over $6M of funding to research K-12 school leadership practices to support teachers’ learning; team-based instructional leadership for science and math teachers’ integration of technology to create multiple representations of content; and integrating case-based learning environments as “digital practicum experiences” for both aspiring teachers and school administrators.
Dr Thierry Rocher has been the Chair of IEA since January 2019. He was previously the French representative to the General Assembly of IEA (2011-2018), and a member of the Standing Committee (2014-2017). Dr Rocher is the Head of Office for Student Assessment DEPP (Directorate for Statistics) at the Ministry of Education of France. He was President of the Association for Educational Assessment-Europe (AEA-Europe) (2016-2018), and served as the French representative at the PISA Governing Board (2017-2018). Dr Rocher is a statistician by training and holds a doctorate in psychology, specializing in educational measurement and psychometrics.
Caroline Hendrie is the executive director of the Education Writers Association, the US national professional organization for members of the news media who cover education. She leads strategy, development and programming for the nonprofit organization in support of its mission to strengthen the community of education writers and improve the quality of education coverage to better inform the public. Hendrie was herself an award-winning education journalist for more than two decades, with experience covering education from early learning through post-secondary schooling at the local, state and national levels. From 1996 to 2010, Hendrie held various reporting and editing positions, including managing editor, at Education Week.