Experts from the American Institutes for Research to Present at the Annual Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference

Experts with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss a variety of education research topics during the annual Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) conference taking place at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX, March 13-15.

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Washington, DC. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014

Experts with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss a variety of education research topics during the annual Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) conference taking place at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX, March 13-15.

The theme of the conference is New Players in Education Finance and Policy and will examine trends in the education sector and the prospects for improving effectiveness and equity. Participants will present, discuss and evaluate the latest research on education topics from pre-K to postsecondary, and look at how research can help make sense of the fast-changing education environment.

Presentations by AIR staff include:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SESSION 1
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

1.03 - Setting High Standards
Conference Room 3, Third Floor

"Examining AP: AP course takers during two decades of expansion"
AIR Presenter: Nat Malkus
AIR Co-author: Jijun Zhang

1.05 - Remediation in Higher Education
Conference Room 19, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Erin Velez

1.07 - The Impact of Accountability on Teachers
Conference Room 12, Third Floor

"Teacher-level responses to high-stakes testing: Examining the prevalence and predictors of teaching to the test"
AIR Presenter: Michael Hansen
AIR Co-authors: Umut Ozek, Thomas Gonzalez

FIRST GENERAL SESSION
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ballroom Salon M, Third Floor

Welcome
AIR Presenter: Jane Hannaway, President, Association for Education Finance and Policy

SESSION II
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

2.08 - Merit Pay
Conference Room 12, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Eleanor S. Fulbeck

SESSION III
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

3.01 - Improving Teacher Human Capital Management with Intensive Partnerships
Conference Room 2, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Michael Garet

"Introduction to the evaluation of the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching"
AIR Presenter: Brian Stecher
AIR Co-author: Michael Garet

"School Leaders and Teachers' Time Allocation during the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching"
AIR Presenter: Iliana Brodziak de los Reyes
AIR Co-authors: Jay Chambers, Antonia Wang & Caitlin O’Neil

"Using Teacher Evaluation Data to Inform Professional Development"
AIR Co-authors: Deborah Holtzman & Eleanor S. Fulbeck

3.06 - Teacher Coaching and Professional Development
Conference Room 4, Third Floor

"Impact of an Intensive Professional Development, Coaching and Model Classroom Program on Teacher Practice and Student Achievement"
AIR Presenter: Julia Parkinson
AIR Co-authors: Terry Salinger & James Taylor
AIR Discussant: Michael Hansen

3.08 - Measuring College Performance
Conference Room 19, Third Floor

"Constructing Predicted and Adjusted Graduation and Retention Rates Taking into Account Institutional Characteristics"
AIR Presenter: Michelle Yin
AIR Co-author: Burhan Ogut

Friday, March 14, 2014

SESSION IV
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

4.08 - Community College Degrees and Transfers
Conference Room 6, Third Floor

"America’s College Drop-Out Epidemic: Understanding the College Drop-Out Population"
AIR Presenter: Erin Dunlop Velez

4.11 - STEM Education
Conference Room 15, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Ben Backes

SESSION V
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

5.07 - School Reform
Conference Room 10, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Umut Ozek

5.08 - Community College Degrees and Transfers
Conference Room 11, Third Floor

"Community College Transfer Students: How They Choose Four-Year Colleges and Does It Matter?"
AIR Presenter: Ben Backes
AIR Co-author: Erin Dunlop Velez

SECOND GENERAL SESSION
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom Salon E, Third Floor

"Update on the Handbook of Education Finance & Policy Revision; Recognition of Outgoing Co-Editors of Education Finance & Policy"
AIR Presenter: Jane Hannaway, President, Association for Education Finance and Policy

SESSION VI
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

6.02 - Student-Based Budgeting
Conference Room 3, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Jesse Levin

6.08 - Human Capital and Productivity
Conference Room 10, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Jay Chambers

SESSION VII
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7.02 - Society and Schools
Conference Room 3, Third Floor

"Immigrants in Public Education: A Closer Look at Intergenerational Differences"
AIR Presenter: Umut Ozek

7.05 - Private Investment in School Reform
Conference Room 8, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Jesse Levin

POSTER SESSION
4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Salon F

AIR Poster Session Discussant: Jane Hannaway

"The Return to the Net Price of College – Conditional on Quality, Are More Expensive Always Better?"
AIR Presenter: Erin Dunlop Velez

"Schools' Strategies for Using School Improvement Grant (SIG) Funds"
AIR Presenter: Karen Manship

"Transitional Kindergarten in California: Initial Findings from the First Year of Implementation"
AIR Presenter: Karen Manship
AIR Co-Authors: Heather Quick & Aleksandra Holod

"Return on Investment of Community Colleges"
AIR Presenter: Michelle Yin
AIR Co-author: Burhan Ogut

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SESSION IX
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

9.02 - Weighted Student Funding
Conference Room 7, Third Floor

"Evaluation of Hawaii’s Weighted Student Formula"
AIR Presenter: Jesse Levin
AIR Discussant: Jay Chambers
AIR Co-authors: Jay Chambers, Nick Mills & Antonia Wang

SESSION X
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

10.01 - Teach for America’s Impact
Conference Room 7, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Michael Hansen

"Examining Spillover Effects from Teach For America Corps Members in Miami-Dade County Public Schools"
AIR Presenter: Ben Backes
AIR Co-authors: Michael Hansen, Victoria Brady & Zeyu Xu

10.10 - Returns to Teaching Experience
Conference Room 12, Third Floor

"Teacher Performance Trajectories in High and Lower-poverty Schools"
AIR Presenter: Zeyu Xu
AIR Co-authors: Umut Ozek & Michael Hansen

For more information, visit http://www.aefpweb.org/annualconference/home.

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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