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David T. Conley

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Contact Info

Office Location: 
1700 Millrace Drive, Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 
541-246-2667
Faculty
Professor; Director, Center for Educational Policy Research
Education: 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1972
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1983
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1986

Dr. Conley 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 technical reports, conference papers, book chapters, and journals, such as Education Week, Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy and Educational Leadership.

Publications: 

Recent Sample Publications:

Conley, D. (2013). Getting ready for college, careers and the Common Core: What every educator needs to know. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Conley, D. (2013). Rethinking the Notion of 'Noncognitive'. Education Week 32(18), 20-21.

Conley, D. (2012). Does Common Mean the Same? Implementing New State Standards and Assessments Equitably and Fairly. The State Education Standard, the Journal of the National Association of State Board of Education.

Conley, D. (2012). Measuring college and career readiness by means of proficiency or competency-based systems. In The State of College Access and Completion: Improving College Success for Students from Underrepresented Groups. New York: Routledge.

Conley, D. (2012). College and Career Readiness: Same or Different? Educational Leadership, 69(7), 29-34.

Lombardi, A., Conley Downs, R., Downs, A., & Conley, D. (2012.) Development of a college readiness screening measure for student athlete recruits. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 5, 64-78.

Conley, D. (2010). College and career ready: Helping all students succeed beyond high school. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Conley, D. (2005). College knowledge: What it takes students to succeed and what we can do to get them ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Conley, D. (2003). Who governs our schools? Changing roles and responsibilities. New York: Teachers College Press.

Research: 

Dr. Conley 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 technical reports, conference papers, book chapters, and journals, such as Education Week, Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Conley serves on numerous technical and advisory panels, including co-chairing the Common Core State Standards Validation Committee and the Smarter Balanced Technical Advisory Committee. He was awarded the University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence Award in 2012 for his impact in the field.