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WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 2015

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Professional Development Workshops

Workshop A: Principal Stratification: A Tool for Understanding Causal Impacts on Latent Groups
Avi Feller, Harvard University
Luke Miratrix, Harvard University
Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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Workshop B: A Practitioner's Guide to Growth Models
Andrew Ho, Harvard University
Decatur - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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Workshop C: Unpacking the Black Box of Causality: The Latest Developments in Mediation Analysis
Kosuke Imai, Princeton University
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
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Workshop D: An Overview of Solutions to the Covariate Measurement Error Problem in Applied Education Research
J.R. Lockwood, Educational Testing Service
This workshop will run until 1:00 PM.
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
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Workshop E: Analytic Methods for Understanding Why, How, and for Whom an Intervention Works
Laura Peck, Abt Associates
Eleanor Harvill, Abt Associates
Shawn Moulton, Abt Associates
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Professional Development Short Course

Using TWANG to Estimate Propensity Score Weights
Daniel McCaffrey, Educational Testing Service
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Women in Quantitative Methodology
An informal gathering to discuss career support for women conducting research on quantitative methods in education, concluding with a reception.
Hosts: Terri Pigott, Loyola University Chicago and Trisha Hinojosa, American Institutes for Research
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsor: American Institutes for Research



THURSDAY MARCH 5, 2015

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Careers Outside Academe
If you have recently completed a Ph.D. and are curious about potential career paths outside the academy, please join us for a discussion over breakfast.
Moderator: Lisa Ramirez, U.S. Department of Education
Michael Hansen, CALDER
Julia Lane, American Institutes for Research
Daniel McCaffrey, Educational Testing Service
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsor: American Institutes for Research


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Session 1

1A. Early Childhood Education
Leveraging Treatment Variation Across Sites to Address Policy Goals
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates

Does Access to High Quality Early Education Vary by State Policy Context?
Maia C. Connors, Pamela A. Morris, & Allison H. Friedman-Krauss, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Methods for Modeling and Decomposing Treatment Effect Variation in Large-Scale Randomized Trials
Peng Ding, Avi Feller, & Luke Miratrix, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Does Class Size Reduction Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from TIMSS 2011
Wei Li & Spyros Konstantopoulos, Michigan State University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
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1B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings Symposium
Supporting the Instructional Context of Academic Achievement: Lessons from Intervention and Large-Scale Datasets
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Organizer: Meghan McCormick, New York University
ABSTRACT 

How (and How Much) Do Schools Matter? Variation in K - 8th Grade Achievement Trajectories in a National Sample
Kathryn Schwartz, Elise Cappella, Marc Scott, & Edward Seidman, New York University, and Hayeon Kim, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Do Intervention Impacts on Academic Achievement Vary by School Climate? Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Urban Elementary Schools
Meghan McCormick, Elise Cappella, Erin O'Connor, & Sandee G. McClowry, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
The Direct and Moderating Role of School Interpersonal Climate on Children's Academic Outcomes in the Context of Whole-School, Social-Emotional Learning Programs
Juliette Berg, University of Virginia, and J. Lawrence Aber, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Catherine Bradshaw, University of Virginia

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1C. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium
Measuring Reading for Understanding with Attention to Developmental Theory and Individual Differences
Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Barbara Foorman, Florida State University

Building Theoretical and Developmentally Sensitive Reading Assessments for Students in 3rd Through 12th Grade: Implications for Intervention, and Potential Changes in Reading Proficiency
Tenaha O'Reilly, Jonathan Weeks, Jonathan Steinberg, Laura Halderman, Kelly Bruce, & John Sabatini, Educational Testing Service
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The Dimensionality of Oral Language and Reading in 4th-10th Grades: A Bi-Factor Approach
Barbara Foorman, Sharon Koon, & Yaacov Petscher, Florida State University
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Understanding the Importance of Foundational Reading Skills in Predicting Reading Comprehension: A New Solution to an Old Problem
Yaacov Petscher, Chengfu Zhou, & Barbara Foorman, Florida State University
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Discussant: Beth Gamse, Abt Associates

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1D. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium
Reading for Understanding: New Findings from the Catalyzing Comprehension for Discussion and Debate Project
Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Stephanie Jones, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 

Experimental Effects of the Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention on Reading Performance in High Poverty Middle Schools
Lowry Hemphill, Wheelock College, James Kim, Monica Yudron, & Maria LaRusso, Harvard University, Suzanne Donovan, SERP Institute, John Sabatini & Tenaha O'Reilly, Educational Testing Service
ABSTRACT 
 
Experimental Effects of Word Generation on Reading Performance in High Poverty Middle Schools
Stephanie Jones, James Kim, Maria LaRusso, Ha Yeon Kim, & Catherine Snow, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Core Academic Language Skills: Moving Beyond Vocabulary Knowledge to Predict Reading Comprehension
Paola Uccelli, Emily Phillips Galloway, & Ha Yeon Kim, Harvard University, and Christopher D. Barr, University of Houston
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Discussant: Donald L. Compton, Vanderbilt University

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1E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Teacher Performance and Teacher Recruitment Incentives: Evidence from the United States and Canada
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Daniel McCaffrey, Educational Testing Service

Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Early Impacts of Pay-for-Performance After One Year
Jeffrey Max, Jill Constantine, Alison Wellington, Kristin Hallgren, Steven Glazerman, Hanley Chiang, & Cecilia Speroni, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Financial Incentives to Promote Teacher Recruitment and Retention: An Analysis of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program
Tim Sass, Georgia State University, and Li Feng, Texas State University - San Marcos
ABSTRACT 
 
Effects of Cumulative Exposure to Low and High Value-Added Teachers
Paul Hanselman, University of California - Irvine
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Teaching to the Tails: Teacher Performance Pay and the Distribution of Student Achievement
Prashant Loyalka, Stanford University, Sean Sylvia, Renmin University, Chengfang Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, James Chu & Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
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1F. Education and Social Inequality Invited Symposium
"Non-Cognitive" Skills and Social Inequality
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: David Deming, Harvard University

Non-Academic Interventions among Disadvantaged Adolescents: Learning from a Series of Experiments in Chicago
Jens Ludwig & Roseanna Ander, University of Chicago, and Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania
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The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes
Will Dobbie, Princeton University, and Roland Fryer, Harvard University
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Promise and Paradox: Measuring Students' Non-Cognitive Skills and the Impact of Schooling
Martin West, Harvard University, Matthew Kraft, Brown University, Amy Finn, MIT, Rebecca Martin, Columbia University, Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania, Chris Gabrieli, Massachusetts 2020, and John Gabrieli, MIT
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1G. Transitions for Youth
Life In Motion: Understanding School Transitions
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh

Addressing Selection Bias Using Partial Longitudinal Data: A Demonstration Using Recent and Past School Movers
Jeffrey Grigg, Johns Hopkins University
ABSTRACT 
 
Successful Transition to High School: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the BARR Model with 9th Grade Students
Maryann Corsello, University of New England, Anu Sharma, S & S Consulting, and Angela Jerabek, St. Louis Park Public Schools
ABSTRACT 
 
Lost in Transition: The Impact of Middle School Transitions on Student Learning Trajectories
Allison Atteberry, University of Colorado - Boulder, and Andrew McEachin, North Carolina State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Oh Brother, Where Start Thou?: The Impact of Older Siblings' College Choices on Younger Siblings' College Choices
Jonathan Smith, College Board, Joshua Goodman, Harvard University, and Michael Hurwitz, College Board
no abstract
 
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1H. Research Methods Symposium
Improving Student Survey Validity through a Unique Tool Development Process
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Beth Schueler, Harvard University

Synthesizing Academic and Student Feedback: Illustrations From a New Approach to Measuring Mindsets
Bryan Mascio, Aaron Orzech, Julianne Viola, & Hunter Gehlbach, Harvard University
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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Survey Item Development: The Case of a Teacher Pedagogical Effectiveness Scale
Beth Schueler, Joseph McIntyre, Julianne Viola, & Hunter Gehlbach, Harvard University
no abstract
Expert Reviews and Cognitive Interviews: Feedback for Survey Items
Aaron Orzech, Bryan Mascio, & Molly Cahen, Harvard University
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Experimental Pilot Testing of Survey Items
Joseph McIntyre, Beth Schueler, Julianne Viola, & Hunter Gehlbach, Harvard University
no abstract
Discussant: Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University

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Break

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Session 2

2A. Early Childhood Education
Supporting the Pre-K to Elementary Transition: Parents, Programs and Classrooms
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Karen Bierman, Pennsylvania State University

Targeting the Transition to Kindergarten: Academic and Social Outcomes for Children in the Gearing Up for Kindergarten Program
Sean Brotherson, Joel Hektner, Brent Hill, & Divya Saxena, North Dakota State University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Midwest Child-Parent Center (CPC) PreK-3rd Grade School Reform Model: Impacts on Child and Family Outcomes Over Time
Erika Gaylor, Donna Spiker, & Xin Wei, SRI International, Erin Lease & Arthur Reynolds, University of Minnesota
ABSTRACT 
 
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classroom Quality and Children's Social and Academic Skills in Early Elementary Grades
Irina Mokrova, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Martine Broekhuizen, Utrecht University, and Margaret Burchinal, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
ABSTRACT 
 
Understanding How Participation in Education Changes Mothers' Parenting Practices
Jessica Harding & Pamela A. Morris, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
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2B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings
Contexts That May Enhance Child Development: Teachers, Online Learning and Out of School Supports
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Elise Cappella, New York University

The Long-Term Impact of Systematic Student Support in Elementary School: Reducing High School Dropout
Mary Walsh, Terrence J. Lee-St. John, Anastasia Raczek, & Claire Foley, Boston College
ABSTRACT 
 
Teaching Social Skills: An Effective Online Program
Rebecca Sanchez, Emily Brown, & Melissa DeRosier, 3C Institute
ABSTRACT 
 
Do Teachers Affect Students' Grit and Growth Mindsets?
Matthew Kraft & Sarah Grace, Brown University
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2C. Instruction and Student Achievement Panel
The Many Facets and Applications of Text Structure in Supporting Educational Trajectories of Elementary and Middle Grade Children in Content Area Reading Comprehension and Writing
Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Elizabeth Albro, Institute of Education Sciences
ABSTRACT 

Kay Wijekumar, Texas A&M University
no abstract
Bonnie J.F. Meyer, Pennsylvania State University
SLIDES
 
Joanna Williams, Columbia University
no abstract
Karen R. Harris, Arizona State University
no abstract
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2D. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Improving Educational Outcomes Through Cash Transfer Strategies in International Contexts
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Juliette Berg, University of Virginia

The Impact of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on Early Child Development: The Zambia Child Grant Program
David Seidenfeld & Leah Prencipe, American Institutes for Research, Sudhanshu Handa, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and Laura Hawkinson, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Early Childhood Benefits at Low Cost: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico
David Evans & Peter Holland, World Bank, and Sergio Cárdenas, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics
ABSTRACT 
 
Addressing Inequality in Secondary School Access: Evidence from a Field Experiment of Scholarship Targeting Strategies in Kenya
Katharine Conn, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
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2E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Does Dosage Matter? Extended Day, After-School, and Summer Programs to Support Student Outcomes
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Margaret Burchinal, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Causal Effect of the School Day Schedule on Adolescents' Academic Achievement
Kevin M. Williams, University of California - Davis, and Teny M Shapiro, Santa Clara University
ABSTRACT 
 
Effects of After-School Programs on Attendance and Externalizing Behaviors with Primary and Secondary School Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Brandy R. Maynard & Kristen P. Kremer, Saint Louis University, Joshua R. Polanin, Vanderbilt University, Michael G. Vaughn, Saint Louis University, and Christine M. Sarteschi, Chatham University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Effects of Scaffolded Summer Reading on Elementary School Children's Reading Comprehension, Reading Engagement, and Peer Advice Networks: Results from a Statewide Randomized Experiment
James Kim, Harvard University
no abstract
 
A New Approach to Estimating Summer Learning Rates
Seth Gershenson, American University, and Michael S. Hayes, Rutgers University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
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2F. Education and Social Inequality
The Cumulative Effects of Educational Context Over the Life Cycle
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Meredith Phillips, University of California - Los Angeles

Immigrants in Public Schools: A Closer Look at Cross-Generational Differences in Student Outcomes
Umut Ozek, American Institutes for Research, and David N Figlio, Northwestern University
no abstract
 
Socio-Economic Status and Trajectories of Achievement during Childhood
Elizabeth Washbrook, University of Bristol, RaeHyuck Lee & Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
The Long-Term Effects of Tulsa Pre-K Program on Academic Outcomes
Deborah Phillips, William Gormley, & Sara Anderson, Georgetown University
ABSTRACT 
 
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2G. Transitions for Youth Invited Panel
Nudges Along the Path from High School to College: Designing and Evaluating Informational Interventions
Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Thurston Domina, University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT 

Benjamin Castleman, University of Virginia
no abstract
Sean Corcoran, New York University
no abstract
Michal Kurlaender, University of California - Davis
no abstract
Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh
no abstract
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2H. Research Methods
Research Designs for Large Field Evaluations
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Christina Weiland, University of Michigan

The Impact of School Improvement Grants on Achievement: Plans for a National Evaluation Using a Regression Discontinuity Design
John Deke & Lisa Dragoset, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Estimating Impacts on Students, Teachers, and Schools of Programs Targeted for Pre-School through Transition to College: Lessons for Methodologists from the Designs of 117 Evaluations Being Conducted in the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Grant Program
Cristofer Price & Anne Wolf, Abt Associates, Barbara Goodson, Dillon-Goodson Research Associates, and Beth Boulay, Abt Associates
ABSTRACT 
 
Reducing Bias and Increasing Precision by Adding Either a Pretest Measure of the Study Outcome or a Nonequivalent Comparison Group to the Basic Regression Discontinuity Design: An Example from Education
Yang Tang & Thomas D. Cook, Northwestern University, and Yasemin Kisbu-Sakarya, Koc University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
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Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Session 3

3A. Early Childhood Education Invited Panel
Future Directions in Research on Social-Emotional Preschool Interventions
Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Stephanie Jones, Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT 

Karen Bierman, Pennsylvania State University
SLIDES
 
Pamela Morris, New York University
no abstract
Cybele Raver, New York University
no abstract
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3B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings Symposium
Scaling Up a Social-Psychological Intervention to Combat Stereotype Threat and Narrow Achievement Gaps: Enduring Impacts
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 

The Sustained Effects of a Brief Self-Affirmation Intervention on Students' Academic Outcomes Across Middle and High School
Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Jeffrey Grigg, Johns Hopkins University, Chris Rozek, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Paul Hanselman, University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
The Behavioral Outcomes of a Self-Affirmation Intervention for Middle School Students
Alex Schmidt & Carlos Canela, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
Fidelity of Implementation in a Large Scale, Randomized Field Trial: Identifying the Critical Components of Values Affirmation
Dominique Bradley & Evan Crawford, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Sara Dahill-Brown, Wake Forest University
ABSTRACT 
 
Inside the Black Box of Self-Affirmation: Which Parts of Affirmation Exercises Are Critical for Treatment Efficacy?
Christopher Rozek, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Paul Hanselman, University of California - Irvine, Rachel C. Feldman, Erin A. Quast, & Evan P. Crawford, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Hunter Gehlbach, Harvard University

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

Organizer: Mark Chin, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 

Dimensionality of Upper Elementary Mathematics Instruction: Exploring Factors Across Two Observational Instruments
David Blazar & David Braslow, Harvard University, and Charalambos Y. Charalambous, University of Cyprus
ABSTRACT 
 
Validating Components of Teacher Effectiveness: A Random Assignment Study of Value-Added, Observation, and Survey Scores
Andrew Bacher-Hicks, Mark Chin, & Thomas J. Kane, Harvard University, and Douglas O. Staiger, Dartmouth College
ABSTRACT 
 
Impacts of Multidimensionality and Error: Simulating Explanations for Weak Correlations between Measures of Teacher Quality
Mark Chin, Harvard University, and Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Heather C. Hill, Harvard University

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3D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Strategies to Assess and Improve Literacy and Reading Comprehension
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Barbara Foorman, Florida State University

Exploring the Value of Working Memory Training When Combined with Skills-Based Instruction in Reading Comprehension for Young At-Risk Students
Douglas Fuchs, Vanderbilt University, Peng Peng, George Washington University, Amy Elleman, Middle Tennessee State University, Devin Kearns, University of Connecticut, Lynn Fuchs, Donald Compton, & Sam Patton, Vanderbilt University
ABSTRACT 
 
Longitudinal Impacts of the Children's Literacy Initiative Professional Development, Coaching, and Model Classroom Intervention on Early Literacy Achievement
Julia Parkinson, John Meakin, & Terry Salinger, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Effect of Quality of Instruction on Student Vocabulary and Comprehension During Read Alouds
Doris Luft Baker, Southern Methodist University, Lana Santoro & Gina Biancarosa, University of Oregon, and Scott K. Baker, Southern Methodist University
ABSTRACT 
 
Analysis of Textual Features of a New Reading Comprehension Assessment: MOCCA
Ben Seipel, California State University - Chico, Gina Biancarosa & Sarah E. Carlson, University of Oregon, and Mark Davison, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
ABSTRACT 
 
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3E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies Invited Symposium
Longitudinal Effects through the Youth Life Course: Exploring the Effects of Classroom and Neighborhood Poverty and Summer Learning Loss
Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Douglas Lauen, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Neighborhood Effect Heterogeneity by Family Income and Developmental Period: Evidence from a Structural Nested Mean Model of High School Graduation
Geoffrey Wodtke, University of Toronto
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Effects of Classroom Poverty on Student Achievement: Replications and Extensions
William Carbonaro, University of Notre Dame, and Douglas Lauen, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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School's Out: The Role of Summers in Understanding Achievement Disparities
Allison Atteberry, University of Colorado - Boulder, and Andrew McEachin, North Carolina State University
no abstract

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3F. Transitions for Youth
Interventions and Influences on the Pathway to Higher Education
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Dylan Conger, George Washington University

Effects of V-SOURCE on Disadvantaged Students' Self-Reported College Application and Enrollment Outcomes
Meredith Phillips & Sarah Reber, University of California - Los Angeles
no abstract
 
Every Little Bit Counts: The Impact of High Speed Internet on the Transition to College
Lisa Dettling & Sarena Goodman, Federal Reserve Board, and Jonathan Smith, College Board
no abstract
 
The Effect of Career and Technical Education on Human Capital Accumulation: Causal Evidence from Massachusetts
Shaun Dougherty, University of Connecticut
no abstract
 
A Preliminary Assessment of the Cost and Benefit of North Carolina's Early College High School Model and Its Impact on Postsecondary Enrollment and Earned College Credit
Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates, Julie Edmunds, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Lily Fesler, Abt Associates, and Beth Glennie, RTI International
ABSTRACT 
 
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3G. Research Methods
Methodological Challenges: Causal Inference, Mediation, Moderation and Measurement
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research

Identifying the Average Causal Mediation Effects with Multiple Mediators in the Presence of Treatment Non-Compliance
Soojin Park, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
Evaluating the Performance of Repeated Measures Approaches in Replicating Experimental Benchmark Results
Vivian C. Wong, University of Virginia, Coady Wing, Indiana University, and Kevin McConeghy, University of Illinois - Chicago
ABSTRACT 
 
Methodological Foundations for the Empirical Evaluation of Non-Experimental Methods in Field Settings
Vivian C Wong, University of Virginia, and Peter M Steiner, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
Examining the Foundations of Methods That Assess Treatment Effect Heterogeneity across Intermediate Outcomes
Avi Feller & Luke Miratrix, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
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3H. Research Methods Symposium
Synthesizing Evidence in Public Policy Contexts: The Challenge of Synthesis When There Are Only a Few Studies
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Sandra Jo Wilson, Vanderbilt University
ABSTRACT 

Evidence Clearinghouses and Registries: Methods for Locating and Including Studies in Evidence Syntheses
Lisa Foster, Robin LaSota, & Martha Yeide, Development Services Group
ABSTRACT 
 
Methods of Quality Appraisal for Studies Reviewed by Evidence Clearinghouses
Sandra Jo Wilson & Emily Tanner-Smith, Vanderbilt University
ABSTRACT 
 
Synthesizing Evidence: Synthesis Methods for Evidence Clearinghouses
Jeff Valentine & Timothy Lau, University of Louisville
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Will Doyle, Vanderbilt University

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Welcome & Opening Address
Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel


Welcome & Introduction
Rebecca Maynard, SREE President

Opening Address
Fade-Out in Human Capital Intervention: Death, Miracles and Resurrection
Greg Duncan
Distinguished Professor
School of Education
University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT SLIDES VIDEO

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Reception
Gallery Ballroom - Park Hyatt Hotel

Sponsor: American Institutes for Research



FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2015


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Session 4

4A. Early Childhood Education Panel
Reading Skill Transfer Across Languages: Outcomes from Longitudinal Bilingual Randomized Control Trials in Kenya and Haiti
Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Marcia Davidson, Cambridge Education
ABSTRACT 

Benjamin Piper, RTI International
SLIDES
 
Jennae Bulat, RTI International
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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

Chair: Guanglei Hong, University of Chicago

Hold Back to Move Forward? Early Grade Retention and Student Misbehavior
Umut Ozek, American Institutes for Research
SLIDES
 
The Causal Effects of Grade Retention on Behavioral Outcomes
Paco Martorell, University of California - Davis, and Lou Mariano, RAND
ABSTRACT 
 
Schools or Students? Identifying High School Effects on Student Suspensions
Christine Baker-Smith, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
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4C. Instruction and Student Achievement
Hiring and Retaining Good Teachers: Selection Tools And Organizational Contexts That Affect Teacher Turnover
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Carol O'Donnell, U.S. Department of Education

Screen Twice, Cut Once: Assessing the Predictive Validity of Teacher Selection Tools
Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout, & Nick Huntington-Klein, University of Washington
ABSTRACT 
 
School Organizational Contexts, Teacher Turnover, and Student Achievement: Evidence from Panel Data
Matthew Kraft, Brown University, William Marinell & Darrick Yee, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Can We Identify Effective Teachers at the Time of Hire? Evidence on a Selection Process with Widespread International Use
Alejandro Ganimian & Andrew Ho, Harvard University, and Mariana Alfonso, Inter-American Development Bank
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
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4D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Experimental Evidence on Strategies to Improve Instruction and Achievement
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Henry May, University of Delaware

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
Coby Meyers & Ayrin Molefe, American Institutes for Research, and Chris Brandt, St. Charles Community Unit School District 303
ABSTRACT 
 
Results from a Randomized Evaluation of a Data-Based Instructional Program: The Roles of Teacher and School Capacity
Martin R. West, Corinne Herlihy, & Beth Morton, Harvard University
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Effects of Interim Assessments on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from an Experiment
Spyros Konstantopoulos & Wei Li, Michigan State University, Shazia Miller & Arie van der Ploeg, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
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4E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Literacy Interventions: Methodology, Evidence and Implementation
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Chloe Gibbs, University of Virginia

The Results of a Randomized Control Trial of the Milwaukee Community Literacy Project
Curtis Jones, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
ABSTRACT 
 
Evaluating the Efficacy of a Supplemental Kindergarten Vocabulary Intervention Implemented Within a Tiered Instructional Framework
Michael Coyne, D. Betsy McCoach, & Sharon Ware, University of Connecticut, Doris Baker, Southern Methodist University, and Susan Loftus, University of Rhode Island
ABSTRACT 
 
The Relation Between Fidelity of Implementation and Collaborative Strategic Reading and Student Achievement
Pamela Buckley & Brooke Moore, University of Colorado - Boulder
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Incomplete Reporting: Addressing the Prevalence of Outcome-Reporting Bias in Educational Research
Brian Trainor, Loyola University Chicago, Josh Polanin, Vanderbilt University, Ryan Williams, American Institutes for Research, and Terri Pigott, Loyola University Chicago
ABSTRACT 
 
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4F. Education and Social Inequality
Interventions to Improve Math Skills
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Douglas Clements, University of Denver

1 + 1 Is Not Always 2: Variation in the Relations Between Mathematics Self-Efficacy Development and Longitudinal Mathematics Achievement Growth
Lina Shanley, University of Oregon
ABSTRACT 
 
Efficacy Study of a Preā€Algebra Supplemental Program in Rural Mississippi: Preliminary Findings
Tedra F. Clark, Sheila A. Arens, & Joshua Stewart, McREL
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Middle School Math Acceleration, College Readiness and Gender: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Wake County, North Carolina
Shaun Dougherty, University of Connecticut, Joshua Goodman & Erica Litke, Harvard University, Darryl Hill, Wake County Public Schools, and Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh
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4G. Research Methods
Learning from the Masses: Lessons About Generalization
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Mark Lipsey, Vanderbilt University

Small-Sample Adjustments for Tests of Moderators and Model Fit in Robust Variance Estimation in Meta-Regression
Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University, and James E. Pustejovsky, University of Texas - Austin
ABSTRACT 
 
Implications of Small Samples for Generalization: Adjustments and Rules of Thumb
Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University, Kelly Hallberg, American Institutes for Research, Larry V. Hedges & Wendy Chan, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT 
 
Site Selection in Experiments: A Follow-Up Evaluation of Site Recruitment in Two Scale-Up Studies
Elizabeth Tipton & Lauren Fellers, Columbia University, Sarah Caverly, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Kate Sullivan, & Veronica Ruiz de Castilla, SEDL
ABSTRACT 
 
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4H. Research Methods Invited Panel
New Directions for the What Works Clearinghouse
Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Jill Constantine, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 

Ruth Curran Neild, Institute of Education Sciences
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Neil Seftor, Mathematica Policy Research
no abstract
Jeffrey Valentine, University of Louisville
no abstract
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Keynote Address - Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel
Deepening Our Understanding of Educational Interventions Over Time:
Development, Continuity and Change
Mark Greenberg
Edna Peterson Bennett Chair in Prevention Research
College of Health & Human Development
Pennsylvania State University
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Introduction: Pamela Morris, SREE Spring 2015 Conference Program Chair

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch
Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Session 5

5A. Early Childhood Education Symposium
Preschool Program Fadeout: Examining Three Common Hypotheses and Providing New Directions for Policy
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Greg Duncan, University of California - Irvine
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Preventing Preschool Fadeout through Instructional Intervention in Kindergarten and First Grade
Greg J. Duncan, Jade Marcus Jenkins, & Tyler W. Watts, University of California - Irvine, Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Douglas Clements & Julie Sarama, University of Denver, Christopher B. Wolfe, Indiana University - Kokomo, and Mary Elaine Spitler, University at Buffalo
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The Persistence of Pre-K Effects and Early Grade Teacher Quality: Evidence from the Tennessee-Voluntary Pre-K Experiment
Matthew Springer, Walker A. Swain, & Kerri G. Hofer, Vanderbilt University
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Fadeout in an Early Mathematics Intervention: Same Old Schools or Underlying Skills?
Drew H. Bailey, Tutrang Nguyen, Jade Marcus Jenkins, & Thurston Domina, University of California - Irvine, Douglas Clements & Julie Sarama, University of Denver, Christopher B. Wolfe, Indiana University - Kokomo, and Mary Elaine Spitler, University at Buffalo
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Discussant: Pamela Morris, New York University

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5B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings Invited Symposium
Using Developmentally-Informed Measures of Classroom Settings, Student Behavior, and Teacher Networks to Enhance Educational Practice from Preschool to Middle School
Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Bridget Hamre, University of Virginia
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Using Data-Driven, Video-Based Consultation with Teachers to Address Children's Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Education Classrooms
Jason Downer & Amanda Williford, University of Virginia, Rebecca Shearer, University of Miami, and Ann Lhospital, University of Virginia
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Using Measures to Individualize Classroom-Focused Interventions for Students with Behavioral Difficulties: Links to Learning and BRIDGE in Urban Schools
Elise Cappella, New York University, Marc Atkins, University of Chicago, Erum Nadeem, New York University, and Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University
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Measures to Guide Professional Development to Promote Supportive Middle School Contexts: Directed Consultation, Scouting Reports, and Teachers' Professional Networks
Jill Hamm, University of North Carolina, Thomas Farmer, Virginia Commonwealth University, and David Lee, Pennsylvania State University
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Discussant: Stephanie Jones, Harvard University

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5C. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium
Data Driven Decision Making: An In-Depth Look at Response to Intervention (RTI) Practices
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Rekha Balu, MDRC
ABSTRACT 

To Wait in Tier 1 or Intervene Immediately: A Randomized Experiment Examining First Grade Response to Intervention (RTI) in Reading
Stephanie Al Otaiba, Southern Methodist University, Carol M. Connor, Arizona State University, Jessica S. Folsom & Jeanne Wanzek, Florida State University, Luana L. Greulich, Andrews University, Chris Schatschneider & Richard K. Wagner, Florida State University
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Access to a Responsiveness to Intervention Model: Does Beginning Intervention in Kindergarten Matter?
Rollanda E. O'Connor, Kathleen M. Bocian, Victoria Sanchez, & Kristen D. Beach, University of California - Riverside
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Understanding Unresponsiveness to Tier 2 Reading Intervention: Exploring the Classification and Profiles of Adequate and Inadequate Responders in First Grade
Donald Compton, Vanderbilt University, Jessica R. Toste, University of Texas - Austin, Douglas Fuchs, Lynn S. Fuchs, Jennifer K. Gilbert, & Eunsoo Cho, Vanderbilt University
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Discussant: Fred Doolittle, MDRC

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5D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Instructional Strategies and Programs to Improve Mathematics
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Kirk Walters, American Institutes for Research

Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Everyday Mathematics
Michael Vaden-Kiernan, SEDL, Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de la Castilla, & Kate Sullivan, SEDL
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Assessing Impacts of Math in Focus, a 'Singapore Math' Program for American Schools
Andrew P. Jaciw, Empirical Education, Whitney Hegseth, University of Michigan, and Megan Toby, Empirical Education
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The Timing of Feedback on Mathematics Problem Solving in a Classroom Setting
Emily Fyfe & Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Vanderbilt University
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Improving Procedural Knowledge and Transfer by Teaching a Shortcut Strategy First
Marci DeCaro, University of Louisville
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5E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
New Evidence on the Effects of Educational Accountability Practices
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Elaine Allensworth, University of Chicago

Can States Take Over and Improve School Districts? Results from Lawrence, Massachusetts
Beth Schueler, Joshua Goodman, & David Deming, Harvard University
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Do You See What I See? The Impact of School Accountability on Parent, Teacher, and Student Perceptions of the School Environment
Emilyn Whitesell, New York University
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Islands of Improvement?: The Impact of Being Just Labeled as Low-Performing Under NCLB Waivers
Shaun Dougherty & Jennie Weiner, University of Connecticut
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Performance-Based High School Closures: Impacts on Student Mobility, Attendance and Performance
James Kemple, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
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5F. Education and Social Inequality
Innovative Programs to Promote Student Post-Secondary Success
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Michal Kurlaender, University of California - Davis

Does Discrimination Exist in Online Education? Experimental Evidence from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Rachel Baker & Thomas Dee, Stanford University, Brent Evans, Vanderbilt University, and June John, Stanford University
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Are Two-Year Colleges the Key to Expanding the Scientific Labor Force? Unpacking Gender and Racial-Ethnic Gaps in Undergraduate STEM Degrees
Lara Perez-Felkner, Kirby Thomas, Jordan Hopkins, & Samantha Nix, Florida State University
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How Can Digital Online Educational Resources Be Used to Bridge Experimental Research and Practical Applications? Embedding In Vivo Experiments in "MOOClets"
Joseph Jay Williams, Harvard University, Sam Maldonado, San Jose State University, Betsy Williams & Sara Rutherford-Quach, Stanford University, and Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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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

Organizer: Lisa Merrill, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
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The Effect of IMentor's College Ready Program on High School Students' College Aspirations and Non-Cognitive Skills
Lisa Merrill, Nina Siman, David Kang, Jasmine Soltani, & Suzanne Wulach, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
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Implementation and Impact of the Check & Connect Mentoring Program
Jessica Heppen, Mindee O'Cummings, Lindsay Poland, Krissy Zeiser, & Nicholas Mills, American Institutes for Research
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School-Based Mentoring Programs: Using Volunteers to Improve the Academic Outcomes of Underserved Students
Jean Grossman, Princeton University, Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College, and David DuBois, University of Illinois - Chicago
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Discussant: David DuBois, University of Illinois - Chicago

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5H. Research Methods
Extending Multi-Level Models to Non-Experimental Studies
Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University

Optimal Multilevel Matching in Clustered Observational Studies: A Case Study of the School Voucher System in Chile
Luke Keele, Pennsylvania State University, and Jose R. Zubizarreta, Columbia University
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How Do We Match Instructional Effectiveness with Learning Curves?
Lee Branum-Martin, Georgia State University, Paras D. Mehta, W. Patrick Taylor, & Coleen D. Carlson, University of Houston, Xiaoxuan Lei & C. Vincent Hunter, Georgia State University, and David J. Francis, University of Houston
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A Hierarchical Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodel with Network Level Covariates
Tracy Sweet & Qiwen Zheng, University of Maryland - College Park
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Estimating Treatment Effects Via Multilevel Matching Within Homogenous Groups of Clusters
Peter M. Steiner & Jee-Seon Kim, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Career Forum
The Career Forum provides an opportunity for individuals to meet with leading research firms. Each firm will host an informational session and identify career forum participants for initial screening interviews.

Career Forum Sponsors:

Abt AIR MDRC
RTI SRI WestEd

Career Forum Locations:

Abt Associates - Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
American Institutes for Research - Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
MDRC - Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
RTI International - Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
SRI International - Salon - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
WestEd - Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Session 6 - Virtual Poster Session
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level

Download all currently available posters?

6A. Early Childhood Education

What Specific Preschool Math Skills Predict Later Math Achievement?
Tutrang Nguyen, Tyler W. Watts, & Greg J. Duncan, University of California - Irvine
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Comparing the Effectiveness of Targeted Curricula in Head Start and Public Pre-K Classrooms
Tutrang Nguyen, Jade Marcus Jenkins, Anamarie Auger, & Thurston Domina, University of California - Irvine
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An Examination of the Effectiveness of Emergent Literacy Intervention for Pre-Kindergarteners at Risk for Reading Delays
Teri DeLucca, Laura Bailet, Cynthia Zettler-Greeley, & Suzanne Murphy, Nemours BrightStart
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6B. Social and Emotional Interventions in Educational Settings

Associations between School Connection and Depressive Symptoms from Adolescence through Adulthood: The Moderating Influence of Early Adversity
Anna Markowitz, Georgetown University
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An Increase in Positive Climate, A Reduction in Negative Social Emotional Skills, Or Both?: Examining How Universal Social Emotional Programs Achieve Reductions in Aggression
Sam Portnow & Jason Downer, University of Virginia, and Joshua Brown, Fordham University
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Psychosocial Interventions for School Refusal Behavior with Primary and Secondary School Students: A Campbell Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Brandy R. Maynard, Saint Louis University, Kristen E. Brendel & Jeffery J. Bulanda, Aurora University, Aaron M. Thompson, University of Missouri, and Terri D. Pigott, Loyola University Chicago
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Teacher Support for Mathematics Formative Assessment Using Student Work Samples: Effects on Teacher Practice and Student Learning
Andrea D. Beesley, IMPAQ International, Tedra F. Clark, Kathleen Dempsey, & Anne Tweed, McREL
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Testing Causal Impacts of a School-Based SEL Intervention Using Instrumental Variable Techniques
Catalina Torrente, Lori Nathanson, Susan Rivers, & Marc Brackett, Yale University
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6C. Instruction and Student Achievement

Needle in a Haystack? Seeking Causal Evidence about Using STEM Experts to Improve Student Outcomes
Beth Gamse, Alina Martinez, & Laurie Bozzi, Abt Associates
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The Effects of Teachers' Experience with SBI on Students' Proportional and Mathematical Problem Solving Performance
Asha K. Jitendra, Michael R. Harwell, Danielle N. Dupuis, Stacy R. Karl, Amy E. Lein, Gregory Simonson, & Susan C. Slater, University of Minnesota
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6D. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies

Longitudinal Patterns of Impacts in High School Reform: Exploring Changes Over Time
Julie Edmunds, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates, Elizabeth Glennie, RTI International, and Lily Fesler, Abt Associates
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Using Test Scores from Students with Disabilities in Teacher Effectiveness Indicators
Nathan Jones, Boston University, and Heather Buzick, Educational Testing Service
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6E. Education and Social Inequality

City Connects: Building an Argument for Effects on Student Achievement with a Quasi-Experimental Design
Mary Walsh, Anastasia Raczek, Erin Sibley, Terrence Lee-St. John, Chen An, Bercem Akbayin, Eric Dearing, & Claire Foley, Boston College
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
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6F. Transitions for Youth

Mentor Age and Youth Developmental Outcomes in School-Based Mentoring Programs
NaYoung Hwang, University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
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6G. Research Methods

Efficiently Exploring Multilevel Data with Recursive Partitioning
Daniel Martin, Timo von Oertzen, & Sara Rimm-Kaufman, University of Virginia
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
A Case Study with Nn4pse: An R Package for Propensity Score Estimation with Neural Networks
Bryan Keller & Zhuangzhuang Han, Columbia University
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Sensitivity Analysis for Multivalued Treatment Effect: An Example of a Cross-Country Study of Teacher Participation and Job Satisfaction
Chi Chang, Michigan State University
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Degenerate Power in Multilevel Mediation: The Non-Monotonic Relationship Between Power & Effect Size
Ben Kelcey, University of Cincinnati
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Reception
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level



7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: GSO Reception
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level





SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2015


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Breakfast
Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Plenary Panel - Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel
Hitting the Learning Curve Ball: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO

Moderator: J. Lawrence Aber, Willner Family Professor in Psychology & Public Policy and University Professor
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University

Margaret Burchinal
Senior Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Stephanie Jones
Marie & Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education Advancement
Graduate School of Education, Harvard University


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Session 7

7A. Early Childhood Education Symposium
Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund: Early Childhood Nutrition Health and Development Impact Evaluations
Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Joost de Laat, World Bank
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Building Parental Capacity to Improve Child Development: Impact Evaluation of an Early Childhood Stimulation Program in Bangladesh
Marjorie Chinen, Johannes Bos, & Matthew Murray, American Institutes for Research, Jena Hamadani, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Najmul Hossain, Data International, and Minhaj Mahmud, BRAC University
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Interlinking Nutrition and Workfare during the First 1000 Days: A New Social Safety Net in Djibouti
Stefanie Brodmann, World Bank, Florencia Devoto, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Emanuela Galasso, World Bank
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Experimental Evidence from an Early Childhood Parenting Intervention in Nicaragua
Patrick Premand, World Bank, Karen Macours, Paris School of Economics, Norbert Schady, Inter-American Development Bank, and Renos Vakis, World Bank
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7B. Early Childhood Education
Altering the Curve: Improving Math Outcomes through Curriculum and Teacher Expectations
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Jason Downer, University of Virginia

Improving Mathematics Learning by Integrating Curricular Activities with Innovative and Developmentally Appropriate Digital Apps: Findings from the Next Generation Preschool Math Evaluation
Ashley Lewis Presser, Education Development Center, Philip Vahey & Ximena Dominguez, SRI International
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Great Expectations: The Effect of High Teacher Expectations on the Mathematics Achievement of African American Students in a Preschool Math Intervention
Tyler Watts & Greg J. Duncan, University of California - Irvine, Douglas H. Clements & Julie Sarama, University of Denver, Christopher B. Wolfe, Indiana University - Kokomo, and Mary Elaine Spitler, ABET
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Preschool Teachers Can Use a Transmedia Curriculum Supplement to Support Young Children's Mathematics Learning: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Carlin Llorente, SRI International, Shelley Pasnik, Education Development Center, Savitha Moorthy, SRI International, Naomi Hupert & Deborah Rosenfeld, Education Development Center, and Sarah Gerard, SRI International
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7C. Instruction and Student Achievement
Evaluation of Literacy Interventions: Costs and Effectiveness
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Doris Luft Baker, Southern Methodist University

Preliminary Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Open-Court Reading (Imagine It!)
Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de la Castilla, & Kate Sullivan, SEDL
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Final-Year Results from the i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery
Henry May, University of Delaware, Philip Sirinides, Abby Gray, Heather Goldsworthy Davila, Cecile Sam, & Toscha Blalock, University of Pennsylvania
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Exploring the Implementation, Effectiveness and Costs of the Reading Partners Program
Robin Jacob, University of Michigan, Dean Elson, Reading Partners, Brooks Bowden, Columbia University, and Catherine Armstrong, MDRC
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Costs and Effects of Dual-Language Immersion in the Portland Public Schools
Jennifer Steele, American University, Robert Slater, American Councils for International Education, Jennifer Li, RAND, Gema Zamarro, University of Arkansas, and Trey Miller, RAND
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7D. Instruction and Student Achievement Invited Symposium
Using the Early Warning Indicators Systems as a Strategy to Support College Readiness and Narrow Achievement Gaps
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Organizer: Takako Nomi, St. Louis University

Activating an Early Warning Indicator System in San Jose Unified School District
Jason Willis & Emalie McGinnis, San Jose Unified School District
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Using On-Track Trajectories to Narrow Achievement Gaps
Julian Betts, University of California - San Diego, and Ronald Rode, San Diego Unified School District
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Getting to the Finish Line: Supporting Ninth Graders in Alabama High Schools
Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University
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Discussant: Elaine Allensworth, University of Chicago

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7E. Understanding the Effects of Education Policies
Getting Out the Gate: Initiatives to Improve College Starts
Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Alexander Mayer, MDRC

Self-Paced Remediation and Math Placement: A Randomized Field Experiment in a Community College
Brent Evans & Gary Henry, Vanderbilt University
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Intensive College Counseling and the College Enrollment Choices of Low Income Students
Benjamin Castleman, University of Virginia, and Joshua Goodman, Harvard University
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Do College-Ready Students Benefit When High Schools and Colleges Collaborate? Experimental Evidence from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Benjamin Castleman, University of Virginia, Laura Owen, San Diego State University, and Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh
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7F. Research Methods Symposium
Improving the Design of Cluster Randomized Trials in Education and Prevention Research
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University
ABSTRACT 

Strategies for Improving Power in Cluster Randomized Studies of Professional Development
Ben Kelcey, University of Cincinnati, Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University, Jiaqi Zhang, University of Cincinnati, Geoffrey Phelps, Educational Testing Service, and Nathan Jones, Boston University
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Intraclass Correlations for Three-Level Multi-Site Cluster-Randomized Trials of Science Achievement
Carl Westine, University of West Georgia
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Meaningful Effect Sizes, Intra-Class Correlations, and Proportions of Variance Explained by Covariates for Planning 3-Level Cluster Randomized Experiments in Prevention Science
Nianbo Dong, Wendy M. Reinke, & Keith C. Herman, University of Missouri, Catherine P. Bradshaw, University of Virginia, and Desiree W. Murray, Duke University
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Estimating the Variance of Design Parameters
Eric Hedberg, Arizona State University, Larry Hedges & A.M. Kuyper, Northwestern University
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