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Conference Presentation Files

Sunday December 10
Welcome
  Catherine E. Snow, Harvard University
 
 
The Need for Research on Educational Effectiveness
  Lynn Okagaki, Commissioner, National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
 
 


Monday December 11
8:45 - 9:00 Overview of Conference Objectives
Conference Introduction
  Mark Constas, Cornell University
 

9:00 - 10:45 Strategies for Studying Educational Effectiveness
Session Chair
  Judith Singer, Harvard University
 
 
Using A Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) to Measure Educational Effectiveness
  Howard S. Bloom, MDRC
Adaptive Centering with Random Effects in Studies of Time-Varying Treatments
  Stephen W. Raudenbush, University of Chicago
A Randomized Experiment Comparing Random to Nonrandom Assignment
  William R. Shadish, University of California-Merced
Discussion of “Strategies for Studying Educational Effectiveness”
  Mark Dynarski, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Sources of Bias in Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
  Sean Reardon, Stanford University, Discussant
 
Question and Answer Session
  Strategies for Studying Educational Effectiveness
 
 

11:00 - 12:30 Low-Performing Schools
Session Chair
  Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University
 
 
Low Performing Schools and The Market for Teachers
  Erik Hanushek, Hoover Institute
Measuring the Achievement Effects of Charter Schools in North Carolina
  Helen F. Ladd, Duke University
Comments – Low Performing Schools Session
  Jane Hannaway, Urban Institute - Discussant
Question and Answer Session
  Low-Performing Schools
 
 

1:30 - 3:00 Education, Mental Health, and Risk Reduction
Session Chair
  Robert Boruch, University of Pennsylvania
 
 
Reducing Risk and Enhancing Protection to Remove Barriers to Learning
  Richard F. Catalano, Jr. University of Washington
School-Based Randomized Trials of Social and Character Development Programs With preliminary Results of the Positive Action Program
  Brian R. Flay, Oregon State University
Young Adult Outcomes from the Good Behavior Game: a classroom behavior management program applied in 1st and 2nd Grades
  Sheppard G. Kellam, American Institutes for Research
Discussant (for Jack Fletcher)
  David Francis, University of Houston
 
 
Question and Answer Session
  Education, Mental Health, and Risk Reduction
 
 

3:15 - 4:45 Teacher Quality and Quality Teaching
Session Chair
  Prentice Starkey, University of California-Berkeley
 
 
Has NCLB Improved Teacher and Teaching Quality for Disadvantaged Students?
  Laura Desimone, Vanderbilt University
Teacher Quality and the Context of Teaching
  Adam Gamoran, University of Wisconsin
Predictors of Class-to-Class Differences in Adjusted Math-Score Gains at One Middle School: A Preliminary Analysis Using Student Survey Responses
  Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard University
Discussant
  Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin
 
 
Question and Answer Session
  Teacher Quality and Quality Teaching
 
 

4:45 - 5:00
Closing Comments
  Larry V. Hedges, Northwestern University
 
 

5:15 - 6:30
Reception and Speaker
  Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst, Institute of Edu. Sci., U.S. Dept. of Education
 
 


Tuesday December 12, 2006
Introduction
  Judith Gueron, MDRC
 
 

9:00 - 10:30 Literacy for Diverse Student Learners
Session Chair
  Barbara Foorman, Florida State University
 
 
1. National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth
2. Language of Instruction
  Diane August and David Francis, Center for Applied Linguistics
Literacy for Diverse Student Learners
  Maria Carlo, University of Miami
Interventions for Older Struggling Readers: The Challenge of Closing the Gap
  Joseph K. Torgeson, Florida State University
Instructional Research and Research Synthesis
  Russell Gersten, Instructional Research Group - Discussant
 
Question and Answer Session
  Literacy for Diverse Student Learners
 
 

10:30 - 12:00 Instructional Interventions for Mathematics and Science Education
Session Chair
  David Myers, American Institutes for Research
 
 
Teaching, Learning, & Transfer of Experimental Procedures in Elementary School Science
  David Klahr, Carnegie Mellon University
The Effect of a Professional Development Intervention in Middle School Mathematics and Sciences
  Andrew C. Porter, Vanderbilt University
Content and School Effectiveness: Role and Impact
  William H. Schmidt, Michigan State University
Discussant
  Alice Klein, University of California-Berkeley
 
 
Question and Answer Session
  Instructional Interventions for Mathematics and Science Education
 
 

12:00 - 12:30
Closing of Part II: Important Findings and Critical Gaps
  Mark A. Constas, Cornell University
 
 

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