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November 26, 2001
DH-01-TK-002
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Perceptions of California's Reading Achievement Slated
For Discussion During Education Colloquium Series

Carson, CA - Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert will discuss the status of pubic perceptions of California reading achievement during a special program on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 1120 of the School of Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Hiebert also will address "The Tasks and Texts of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 9" during the School of Education Colloquium Series.

Dr. Hiebert, a professor at the University of Michigan's School of Education, Literacy, Language, and Culture program, has committed almost 35 years of her life to the field of reading. Hiebert first worked as a teacher's aide and teacher of primary-level students in central California before serving as an educator and researcher at the Universities of Kentucky and Michigan. Hiebert has published more than 100 research articles on how instructional and assessment practices influence literacy acquisition, especially among low-income children. She currently has research grants to investigate the difficulty of current beginning reading textbooks and to design curricula and texts for English Language Learners.

Dr. Hiebert is presently on sabbatical while she studies California's textbook adoption processes. For reservations, please contact Kay Verner at (310) 243-2771. Complimentary parking permits are available at the campus kiosk.

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