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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, calls for the use of "scientifically based research" as the foundation for many education programs and for classroom instruction.
On February 6, 2002, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Susan Neuman hosted a seminar where leading experts in the fields of education and science discussed the meaning of scientifically based research and its status across various disciplines. Below is the transcript of the seminar.
Welcome and Introduction
Susan B. Neuman, OESE Assistant Secretary
What Is Scientifically Based Evidence? What Is Its Logic?
Valerie Reyna, OERI
The Logic and the Basic Principles of Scientific Based Research
Michael Feuer and Lisa Towne, National Research Council
Stephen Raudenbush, University of Michigan
During the second half of the morning, experts discussed the implications of scientifically based research on different areas in the field of elementary and secondary education.
Math Education and Achievement
Russell Gersten, University of Oregon
Implications for Scientific Based Evidence Approach in Reading
Eunice Greer, Reading Consultant
Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Judy Thorne, Westat
Comprehensive School Reform
Becki Herman, American Institutes of Research
- The Logic of Scientific Research, Valerie Reyna
- The Logic and the Basic Principles of Scientific Based Research, Michael Feuer and Lisa Towne
- Research, Stephen Raudenbush