David Conley


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Dr. David Conley serves as chief executive officer of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC); founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR); Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Oregon; and President of CCR Consulting Group, LLC. He conducts research on issues related to college readiness, college and high school course content analysis, high school-college alignment and transition, and large-scale diagnosis and assessment of college readiness. His findings have been published in numerous journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, book chapters, and books, including College Knowledge (2005) and College and Career Ready (2010). His has two recent publications, “College and Career Readiness: Same or Different?” in the April 2012 issue of Educational Leadership; and “Does Common Mean the Same: Implementing State Standards and Assessments Equitably and Fairly” in the Fall edition of NASBE’s Journal The State Education Standard: Implementing the Common Core Standard.

Dr. Conley serves on numerous technical and advisory panels (including the Common Core State Standards Validation Committee, which he co-chaired), consults with educational agencies nationally and internationally, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional meetings of education professionals and policymakers.

Dr. Conley received a BA with honors in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his master's degree in Social, Multicultural, and Bilingual Foundations of Education and his doctoral degree in Curriculum, Administration, and Supervision at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Before joining the faculty of the University of Oregon in 1989, he spent a total of 20 years in Colorado and California as a school-level and central office administrator in several districts, an executive in a state education department, and as a teacher in two public multicultural alternative schools.


Keynote Address Video: CAWS Fall forum

The video that you are about to watch features the keynote address made by Dr. David Conley at the California Association of IB World Schools Fall forum Oct. 28th in Sacramento. Dr. Conley is the chief executive officer of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), He conducts research on issues related to college readiness, college and high school course content analysis, high school college alignment and transition, and large-scale diagnosis and assessment of college readiness. He serves on numerous technical and advisory panels, (including the Common Core State Standards Validation Committee, which he co-chaired. The theme of the conference was The IB and the Common Core. Dr. Conley's keynote address centered on IB: Preparing Students for College, Careers, and the Common Core.

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