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

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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 4-7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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 4-7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The conference theme, "Learning Curves: Creating and Sustaining Gains from Early Childhood through Adulthood," explores the role of research in understanding and supporting learning and growth from preschool through college and beyond.

AIR researchers will explore a variety of topics, including: testing and the achievement gap; student achievement among immigrant populations; professional development and children’s literacy; and lessons learned from educational initiatives in Bangladesh and Zambia. In addition to presentations by staff, AIR is sponsoring sessions on careers outside of academe and women in quantitative methodology.

Explore all AIR Sessions below:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015

Pre-Conference Session: Women in Quantitative Methodology
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

AIR Host: Trish Hinojosa
Sponsor: AIR

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

Breakfast Session: Careers Outside Academe
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

AIR Presenters: Michael Hansen & Julia Lane
Sponsor: AIR

Session 2D. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Improving Educational Outcomes Through Cash Strategies in International Contexts
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Level 3
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

"The Impact of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on Early Child Development: The Zambia Child Grant Program"
AIR Presenters: David Seidenfeld, Leah Prencipe & Laura Hawkinson

2F. Education and Social Inequality
The Cumulative Effects of Educational Context Over the Life Cycle
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

"Immigrants in Public Schools: A Closer Look at Cross-Generational Differences in Student Outcomes"
AIR Presenter: Umut Ozek

3C. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium
Is Seeing Believing? Exploring the Empirical Evidence for the Validity of Teacher Observations
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

"Impacts of Multidimensionality and Error: Simulating Explanations for Weak Correlations between Measures of Teacher Quality"
AIR Presenter: Dan Goldhaber

3D. Instruction and Student Achievement: Strategies to Assess and Improve Literacy and Reading Comprehension
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

"Longitudinal Impacts of the Children's Literacy Initiative Professional Development, Coaching, and Model Classroom Intervention on Early Literacy Achievement"
AIR Presenters: Julia Parkinson, John Meakin & Terry Salinger

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

Sponsor: AIR

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

4B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings
Exploring the Intended and Unintended Effects of Educational Policies on Student Behavior
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

"Hold Back to Move Forward? Early Grade Retention and Student Misbehavior"
AIR Presenter: Umut Ozek

4C. Instruction and Student Achievement
Hiring and Retaining Good Teachers: Selection Tools And Organizational Contexts That Affect Teacher Turnover
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

"Screen Twice, Cut Once: Assessing the Predictive Validity of Teacher Selection Tools"
AIR Presenter: Dan Goldhaber

4D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Experimental Evidence on Strategies to Improve Instruction and Achievement
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
9:00 am – 10:30 a.m.

"The Impact of the Enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS) Program on Student Achievement, 21st-Century Skills, and Academic Engagement: Second-Year Results"
AIR Presenters: Coby Meyers & Ayrin Molefe

"Effects of Interim Assessments on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from an Experiment"
AIR Presenters: Shazia Miller & Arie van der Ploeg

4E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Literacy Interventions: Methodology, Evidence and Implementation
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

"Incomplete Reporting: Addressing the Prevalence of Outcome-Reporting Bias in Educational Research"
AIR Presenter: Ryan Williams

4G. Research Methods
Learning from the Masses: Lessons About Generalization
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

"Implications of Small Samples for Generalization: Adjustments and Rules of Thumb"
AIR Presenter: Kelly Hallberg

"Site Selection in Experiments: A Follow-Up Evaluation of Site Recruitment in Two Scale-Up Studies"
AIR Participants: Sarah Caverly, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Kate Sullivan & Veronica Ruiz de Castilla

5D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Instructional Strategies and Programs to Improve Mathematics
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AIR Chair: Kirk Walters

"Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Everyday Mathematics"
AIR Presenters: Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de la Castilla & Kate Sullivan

5G. Transitions for Youth Symposium
Effects of Mentoring on At-Risk High School Students: A Cross-Study Analysis of the Implementation and Impacts of Three Prominent Mentoring Models
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Implementation and Impact of the Check & Connect Mentoring Program"
AIR Presenters: Jessica Heppen, Mindee O'Cummings, Lindsay Poland, Krissy Zeiser & Nicholas Mills

Career Forum
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsor: AIR

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

7A. Early Childhood Education Symposium
Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund: Early Childhood Nutrition Health and Development Impact Evaluations
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

"Building Parental Capacity to Improve Child Development: Impact Evaluation of an Early Childhood Stimulation Program in Bangladesh Study"
AIR Presenters: Marjorie Chinen, Johannes Bos & Matthew Murray

7C. Instruction and Student Achievement
Evaluation of Literacy Interventions: Costs and Effectiveness
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

"Preliminary Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Open-Court Reading (Imagine It!)"
AIR Presenters: Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de la Castilla & Kate Sullivan

For 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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