The National Academy of Educational Research and the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research conduct a conference each year. This book contains some of the many papers reviewed as most notable in the 1998 and 1999 conferences. It is divided into six major sections similar to the organization of the conferences: Public Policy Research, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Adult Learning, Assessment & Evaluation, and Research Methods. Each section contains many papers that address critical educational research issues. This book extends the boundaries of research methodology and contributes to the new, important public policy issues of our times. Educators should find the content of these chapters critical to enhancing service delivery from prekindergarten through graduate school.