American Institutes for Research Experts to Speak About Literacy, Data Analysis and More at Global Education Conference

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American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts will participate in the 2015 annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), being held March 8-13 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts will participate in the 2015 annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), being held March 8-13 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

AIR experts are scheduled to speak about a variety of topics, including education and the Ebola crisis in Liberia, research using large-scale international data, early childhood education, data analysis, educational inequalities and student achievement, literacy in North America and mathematical achievement.

This year’s theme is “Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally.” Participants will tackle theoretical, empirical and practical questions in examining current systems of learning and testing at the local and global levels.

Presentations include:

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Workshop: Determining If Two Assessments Measure the Same Mathematics: A Case Study – Comparing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 20133 and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lobby Level, Holmead West

AIR Presenters: Alka Arora, Markus Broer, Kim Gattis & Young Yee Kim

Workshop: One Size Does Not Fit All: Important Principles for Designing Reading Programs and Assessments in Different Contexts
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lobby Level, Kalorama

AIR Presenter: Pooja Nakamura

Workshop: Analyzing Data From Large-scale International Studies Using R Statistical Software
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Terrace Level, DuPont

AIR Presenters: Paul Bailey, Teresa Kroeger, Yemurai Tsokodayi & Ting Zhang

Workshop: Hierarchal Linear Modeling with Large-scale International Databases
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lobby Level, Holmead East

AIR Presenter: David Miller

MONDAY, MARCH 9

Panel: Addressing Urban Violence Through Education
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Terrace Level, Fairchild West

AIR Presenters: Amy West & Claire Nowlin

Paper session: Examining Mathematical Achievement Through International Data-sets
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Lobby Level, Jay

AIR Presenter: Stephanie Fischer

Panel: Lessons Learned from Implementing Standardized Early Grade Reading Assessment in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: How it Helped Measuring USAID’s Reading Strategy
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Lobby Level, Morgan

AIR Presenters: Aliev Abdujabbor Azizovich, Abdullah Ferdous, Saule Khamzina, Fayziddin Niyozov & Shamshidinova Baktygul Sabirjanovna

Panel: Research Findings from Girls’ Opportunities to Access Learning (GOAL) in Liberia
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Concourse Level, Jefferson West

AIR Presenters: Kate Fleming, Matthew Murray, Burhan Ogut & Dan Sherman

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Poster session: Cross-national Research Using Large-scale International Data
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lobby Levels, Heights Corridor

AIR Presenter: Lydia Malley

Panel: UNICEF-supported Evaluations of Basic Education Interventions
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Concourse Level, Georgetown East

AIR Presenters: Thomas de Hoop, David Seidenfeld, Amy Todd & Hannah Reeves

Paper session: Community and Education Programs in Latin America
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Concourse Level, Cabinet

AIR Presenter: Marjorie Chinen

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

Panel: The Education Response to the Ebola Health Crisis in Liberia
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concourse Level, Lincoln West

AIR Presenter: Charles Howard Williams

Paper session: Non-formal Education and School Access in Rural Contexts
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Lobby Level, Morgan

AIR Presenters: Juan Bonilla & Andrea Coombes

Poster session: Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lobby Level, Heights Corridor

AIR Presenter: Bridget Drury

Panel: Lessons Learned on Coordination and Collaboration Around Impact Evaluation
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Concourse Level, Georgetown West

AIR Presenter: Bridget Drury

Poster session: Addressing Issues in Education for Sustainable Development
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Second Floor B

AIR Presenter: Bridget Drury

Paper session: New Forms of Higher Education Learning
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lobby Level, Morgan

AIR Presenter: Emily Pawlowski

Reception hosted by AIR
7:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Concourse Level, Lincoln East

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

Special session: Balancing Work, Life and Mental Health in Academia
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Concourse Level, Monroe

AIR Presenter: David Miller

Paper session: Parents of Young Children: Getting Involved and Building Capabilities
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Terrace Level, Dupont

AIR Presenters: Hans Bos, Marjorie Chinen & Matthew Murray

Panel: Completing the Loop: From Research to Implementation in Literacy Programming
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Terrace Level, DuPont

AIR Presenters: Juan Bonilla, Thomas de Hoop, Abdullah Ferdous, Pooja Nakamura, Rebecca Stone, Amy Todd & Amy West

Panel: Mind the Gap: Educational Inequalities and Student Achievement
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concourse Level, International Ballroom East

AIR Presenters: Ebru Erberber, Sharlyn Ferguson, Teresa Kroeger, Saida Mamedova & Maria Stephens

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Checking Understanding Among Students, Teachers and Administrators: The Georgian Case
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Second Floor B

AIR Presenter: Yemurai Tsokodayi

Paper session: Working Conditions in the Teaching Profession
9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Second Floor B

AIR Presenter: Yemurai Tsokodayi

For more details about the conference, visit http://cies2015.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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