AIR Researchers to Present at Biannual Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) Conference

Researchers from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will give presentations on a broad range of education research topics during the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) conference March 6-8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. AIR presentations will include the impact of the Early College High School Initiative; access to effective teaching for disadvantaged students; the Urban Data Study; and the Good Behavior Game, among others.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014

Researchers from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will give presentations on a broad range of education research topics during the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) conference March 6-8, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

The conference theme, “Improving Education Science and Practice: The Role of Replication,” highlights the role of replication in building scientific theories and scaffolding improved practices in education and child development, medicine, and social services.

AIR presentations will include the impact of the Early College High School Initiative; access to effective teaching for disadvantaged students; the Urban Data Study; and the Good Behavior Game, among others. Explore all AIR sessions below:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Session 1F. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Specialized Programs to Improve Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Youth
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Efficacy of Online Algebra I for Credit Recovery for At-Risk Ninth Graders: Consistency of Results from Two Cohorts"
AIR Participants: Jessica Heppen, Nicholas Sorensen, Kirk Walters & Suzanne Stachel

Session 2B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings: Interventions Targeting Behavioral and Achievement Outcomes in Middle and High Schools
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

"Efficacy of the Check & Connect Dropout Prevention Program: Interim Impacts and Implementation"
AIR Participants: Mindee O'Cummings, Laura Hawkinson, Jessica Heppen, Lindsay Poland & Nicholas Mills

Session 2E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Teacher Practice and Student Achievement
Gallery 2 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

"Examining the Causal Link between Observed Instructional Practice and Student Achievement: Evidence from the Randomization of Teachers to Students"
AIR Participant: Rachel Garrett

Reception
Gallery Ballroom - Park Hyatt Hotel
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sponsor: AIR

Friday, March 7, 2014

Session 3C. Instruction and Student Achievement Invited Symposium
Replicating the Effects of Literacy Interventions: Early Results from Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-Up and Validation Studies
Executive Forum - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

"Impact of the Children's Literacy Initiative Professional Development, Coaching and Model Classroom Intervention on Early Literacy Achievement"
AIR Participants: Julia Parkinson, Terry Salinger & James Taylor

Session 3E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies Symposium
Accelerating Access to Algebra: What We Know and Don't Know from Current Research
Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

AIR Organizer: Jordan Rickles

"Effects of 8th Grade Algebra on High School Course-Taking and Math Achievement: Evidence from Changing Practices in a Large Urban District"
AIR Participant: Jordan Rickles

Session 3F. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies Symposium
Replicating Impacts for Early College High Schools: Comparing the Designs and Results for Three Studies
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
8:30 am – 10:30 a.m.

"Impact of Early College High Schools: Results from a Retrospective Experimental Study"
AIR Participants: Andrea Berger & Joel Knudson

Session 3G. Education and Social Inequality
Inequality and the Achievement Gap: New Evidence on District Differences, Classroom Composition and Teacher Effectiveness
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

"Access to Effective Teaching for Disadvantaged Students in 29 School Districts"
AIR Participant: Michael Hansen

3H. Evaluating International Interventions Symposium
Evaluating the Impact of an Educational Intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Early Results from a Large School-Randomized Trial
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

AIR Discussant: Johannes M. Bos

Session 4B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings
Elementary School-Based Interventions to Improve Behavior and Academic Learning
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

"The Impact of the Good Behavior Game on Teacher Reported Student Behavior in the Good Behavioral Game Professional Development Models Trial"
AIR Participants: Anja Kurki, Jeanne Poduska & Yibing Li

Session 4G. Evaluating International Interventions
What Works in Promoting Learning Across Sub-Saharan Africa?
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

"Impacts of a Program to Improve Girls' Enrollment and Persistence in Liberia Elementary Schools: The Challenge of Using Gender Differences in Aggregate Outcome Trends to Identify Program Effects"
AIR Participants: Johannes M. Bos, Dan Sherman & Burhan Orgut

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Session 6D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Assessment and Data Use to Enhance Student Achievement
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

"Replicating the Relationship Between Teachers' Data Use and Student Achievement: The Urban Data Study and the Data Dashboard Usage Study"
AIR Participants: Ann-Marie Faria, Ariela Greenberg, John Meakin & Krystal Bichay

For more details about the conference, visit http://www.sree.org.

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 http://www.air.org.


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