Dr. Gary Phillips to Deliver Keynote Address on “The Past and Future of Reading in America” at West Virginia Reading Association Conference

Gary PhillipsWashington, D.C. – Dr. Gary Phillips, a nationally known expert on educational assessments and a vice president with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will offer his insights on “The Past and Future of Reading in America: The Big Picture” during his keynote address November 22nd at the West Virginia Reading Association’s annual conference in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Dr. Phillips, an Institute Fellow at AIR, will discuss reading trends in the United States over the past 40 years and outline a process for improvement.

He previously served as the Acting Commissioner of the federal National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) where he directed the work of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.wvreading.com.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.


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