Media Advisory: UAlbany Launches New Statewide Assessment Tool for Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 14, 2005)
What: Supported by the University at Albany, the State University of New York, The Business Council of New York, IBM, State Farm Insurance, and AT&T, a new statewide, Web-based educational system will offer accurate, easy-to-understand student assessment and "best practices" data from all elementary and middle schools in the state.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
- Kermit L. Hall, President, University
- James A. Kadamus, Deputy Commissioner,
New York State Education Department
R. Ryan, Interim Chancellor, State
University of New York
- Edward Reinfurt,
Vice President, The Business Council
of New York State, Inc.
- Terry Kelley,
Board Chairman, National Center for
- Susan D. Phillips,
Dean, School of Education, University
- Students of Ulysses Byas and
Mannsville Manner elementary schools
About the School of Education:
Focused on individual, group and institutional learning, the nationally-lauded School of Education provides perspectives on how people learn and develop a capacity for continual learning and personal growth. The School teaches students to employ the skills they have acquired to enhance their own welfare, as well as the welfare of others. The school aims to foster enhanced learning and human development --education, broadly defined-- for diverse individuals and groups of people in and out of classrooms and across the span of life.