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Presentations given at the Ninth Annual Focus on Illinois Research Symposium

Bloomington, IL June 7-8, 2011

Keynote Presentations

America's National Agenda: Increasing College Completion
Lorelle L. Espinosa, Director for Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Institute for Higher Education Policy

Access and Finance Issues for Higher Education with an Emphasis on Illinois
Stephen G. Katsinas, Director, Education Policy Center
The University of Alabama

Value Added Assessment: A Valuable Tool for Teacher Preparation Enhancement
Jeanne Burns, Associate Commissioner for Teaching and Leadership Initiatives
Louisiana Board of Regents

P-20 Council Panel Breakfast Presentations

Miguel del Valle
Chair of P-20 Council
Lizanne DeStefano
Coordinator, University of Illinois
Benjamin Boer
member of P-20 Council Data, Assessment, and Accountability Committee, Advance Illinois
Ray Hancock
co-chair of P-20 Council Finance and Governance Committee, Community College Foundation
Erika Hunt
co-chair of P-20 Council Teacher and Leader Quality Committee, Illinois State University
Melissa Trumbull Mitchell
member of P-20 Council Family, Youth, and Community Engagement Committee, Foundation for Community Schools

IERC Presentations

Student Persistence and Bachelor's Degree Completion Within and Across Postsecondary Institutions
Eric Lichtenberger, Postdoctoral Fellow

Principal Turnover in Illinois Public Schools, 2001-2008
Bradford R. White, Senior Research

Teacher Evaluation: Results From the IERC Illinois Principals' Survey
Bradford R. White, Senior Research