NCES Offers Training Seminar on Three Staffing Surveys

Three surveys – Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), the Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) and the Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS) – will be the focus of a training seminar held October 13-15, 2010 in Washington, DC.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is sponsoring a 2 1/2-day seminar on using the SASS, TFS, and PFS data. Those invited to apply include: advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities nationwide; researchers, education practitioners and policy analysts from federal, state, and local education agencies and professional associations.

This training is limited to those who hold a current restricted-use license for the 2007-08 SASS or who have submitted an application to receive a restricted-use license.

Deadline for applications is September 10, 2010.

There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will also pay for transportation, hotel accommodations and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses incurred during the training seminar. Training materials and as computers for hands-on practice will also be supplied to attendees.

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The National Center for Education Statistics is in the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.