SREE Conference, March 2nd through March 4th, 2008
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First Annual Conference 2008 - Events

Training Opportunities - Pre-Conference Workshops

Two pre-conference workshops will be offered on March 2, 2008 prior to the formal opening of the conference (scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on March 2, 2008).

You may select only one preconference workshop as each will run concurrently. Each workshop will take place on Sunday, March 2nd from 1:00 to 5:00pm. There is a limited amount of space available, so we encourage you to register early. Please note the additional fee: SREE Member - $50; SREE Student Member - $25; Non-Member - $100.

Session A: Analysis of Randomized Field Trials in School Settings
Larry V. Hedges, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Spyros Konstantopoulos, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
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Session B: The Planning and Implementation of Randomized Field Trials in School Settings
Jeanne Poduska, Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research
Michael S. Garet, Chief Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research
Linda Chinnia, Former Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore City Public School System
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Graduate Student Organization: Planning Meeting and Poster Session

The population of graduate students interested in educational effectiveness will play a vital role in the future of SREE. In July of 2007, SREE announced the formation of a graduate student organization (GSO).

The main goal of the GSO is to develop a productive, well-connected network of up-and-coming investigators interested in advancing research focused on cause-and-effect relations in the field of education. Specific aims of the GSO are to:

  • Provide targeted training opportunities
  • Offer mentoring opportunities with established investigators
  • Facilitate graduate students’ efforts to have their work published
  • Build better connections between graduate students and potential employers

To discuss plans for the further development of the GSO, and to explore opportunities to widen participation in the GSO leadership, a planning meeting and reception will be held on the evening of the first day of the conference (6:00-7:30, March 2, 2008). Please indicate if you plan on attending this event by e-mailing with the subject heading: SREE GSO.

Plans have also been made for a dedicated graduate student poster session. Guidelines for submissions graduate student proposals are the same as those specified in other sections of this announcement. Graduate submissions may, however, describe studies for which data have yet to be collected. In such cases, we ask that proposals offer prospective descriptions (e.g., expected findings, planned analysis, possible implications). As is the case for all submissions for the 2008 conference, proposals for the graduate student poster session should follow guidelines for extended structured abstracts.

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