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WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Professional Development Short Course

Cost Analysis for Evaluation in Education
A. Brooks Bowden, Columbia University
Clive Belfield, City University of New York
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Professional Development Workshops

Workshop A: From Journal Author to Policy Influencer: Strategies for Making Your Research Speak to Policymakers (and Those Who Influence Them)
Chelsea Farley, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
John Hutchins, MDRC
Sarah Sparks, Education Week
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
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Workshop B: What Would It Take To Change Your Inference? Quantifying the Discourse about Causal Inferences in the Social Sciences
Kenneth Frank, Michigan State University
Decatur - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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Workshop C: Matching with Multilevel Data
Sam Pimentel, University of Pennsylvania
Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh
Luke Keele, Pennsylvania State University
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
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Workshop D: Obtaining and Using Data from Districts or States for Research Use
Andrew Rice, Education Analytics
Peter Witham, Education Analytics
Ryan Reyna, Independent Consultant
Bradley McMillen, Wake County, NC Public Schools
Cristofer Price, Abt Associates
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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Workshop E: Introduction to "The Generalizer": A New Webtool for Improving Generalizations from Experiments
Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Women in Quantitative Methodology
Please join us to discuss career strategies for women interested in quantitative methods in education, and to develop new collaborative research networks, with reception to follow.

Hosts: Terri Pigott, Loyola University Chicago and Trisha H. Borman, American Institutes for Research

Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsor: American Institutes for Research
AIR



THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016



9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Session 1

1A. Early Childhood Education Symposium
The Realities and Promise of Data Use in Early Childhood Education
Salon IIIA - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Maia Connors, Ounce of Prevention Fund
ABSTRACT 

Preschool Attendance: How Researchers and Practitioners Are Working Together to Understand and Address Absenteeism among Our Youngest Students
Stacy B. Ehrlich, Julia Gwynne, & Elaine M. Allensworth, Consortium on Chicago School Research, and Serah Fatani, Chicago Public Schools
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Strengthening the Research Architecture for High Quality Universal Pre-K: Development of a Quality Monitoring Tool
Natalia Rojas, C. Cybele Raver, & Pamela A. Morris, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Measuring Data Use Beliefs and Practices in Early Education Settings
Amanda Stein & Maia C. Connors, Ounce of Prevention Fund
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Teresa Derrick-Mills, Urban Institute

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1B. Social and Emotional Learning Interventions in Educational Settings Invited Panel
Designing Research-Practice Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning: Lessons, Questions, and Best Practices
Salon IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation
ABSTRACT 

Shauna Tominey, Yale University
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Michael Strambler, Yale University
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Marc Jaffe, Childcare Learning Center
no abstract
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1C. Improving Classroom Practice Symposium
Pathways to Algebra Success
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Organizer: Jason Snipes, WestEd
ABSTRACT 

Who Repeats Algebra, and How Does Initial Performance Relate to Improvement When the Course Is Repeated?
Anthony Fong, Karina Jaquet, & Neal Finkelstein, WestEd
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Using Assessment Data to Guide Math Course Placement of California Middle School Students
Chun-Wei Huang, Jason Snipes, & Neal Finkelstein, WestEd
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
The Effects of the Elevate Math Summer Program on Math Achievement and Algebra Readiness
Jason Snipes, Chun-Wei Huang, Karina Jaquet, & Neal Finkelstein, WestEd
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Discussant: Jessica Heppen, American Institutes for Research

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1D. Improving Classroom Practice & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
Professional Development Effects on Improved Practice and Outcomes
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Margaret Dubeck, RTI International

Effects of an Intensive Data-Based Decision Making Intervention on Teacher Efficacy
Emmelien van der Scheer & Adrie Visscher, University of Twente
ABSTRACT 
 
Developing Content-Area Academic Literacy: A Randomized Control Trial of the Reading Apprenticeship Improving Secondary Education (RAISE) Project
Cheri Fancsali, Research Alliance for New York City Schools, Yasuyo Abe & Mikhail Pyatigorsky, IMPAQ International
ABSTRACT 
 
The Effect of an Analysis-of-Practice, Videocase-Based, Teacher Professional Development Program on Teacher and Student Outcomes
Joseph Taylor, Abt Associates, Kathleen Roth, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Chistopher Wilson & Molly Stuhlsatz, BSCS, and Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
MOOCs Feasibility Study: Demand among Teachers in Rural Ghana
Jamie Johnston, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
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1E. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
Summaries of the Latest Research on Charter Schools, School Vouchers, and Magnet School Choice
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Patrick J. Wolf, University of Arkansas
ABSTRACT 

What Happens When Schools Become Magnet Schools? A Longitudinal Study of Diversity and Achievement
Sami Kitmitto & Jesse Levin, American Institutes for Research, Julian Betts, University of California - San Diego, Johannes Bos & Marian Eaton, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
A Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement
Julian R. Betts & Y. Emily Tang, University of California - San Diego
ABSTRACT 
 
Evaluating Voucher Programs: The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
John F. Witte, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
The Participant Effects of Private School Vouchers: A Meta-Analytic and Systematic Review
M. Danish Shakeel, Kaitlin P. Anderson, & Patrick J. Wolf, University of Arkansas
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Mark W. Lipsey, Vanderbilt University

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1F. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
Patterns and Correlates of Gender Achievement Gaps in the United States
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Erin Fahle, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 

Geographic Variation of District-Level Gender Achievement Gaps within the United States
Sean Reardon, Demetra Kalogrides, & Erin Fahle, Stanford University, Anne Podolsky, Learning Policy Institute, and Rosalia Zarate, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
Test Format and the Variation of Gender Achievement Gaps within the United States
Sean Reardon, Demetra Kalogrides, & Erin Fahle, Stanford University, Anne Podolsky, Learning Policy Institute, and Rosalia Zarate, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
Patterns of Change in U.S. Gender Achievement Gaps during Elementary and Middle School
Erin Fahle, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Joseph Robinson-Cimpian, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

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1G. Education and Life Cycle Transitions Symposium
Scaling Up Early Colleges: Implementation and Impacts across Settings
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Julie Edmunds, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
ABSTRACT 

The Small, Stand-Alone Early College: Impact on High School Outcomes
Elizabeth Glennie, RTI International, Fatih Unlu & Jane Furey, Abt Associates
ABSTRACT 
 
The Small, Stand-Alone Early College: Impact on Postsecondary Outcomes
Fatih Unlu & Jane Furey, Abt Associates
ABSTRACT 
 
Early College for All: Efforts to Scale Up Early Colleges in Multiple Settings
Julie Edmunds, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
ABSTRACT 
 
Preliminary Impacts of North Carolina's Rural Innovative Schools Project
Oksana Naumenko, Robert Henson, & Bryan Hutchins, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: David Silver, RTI International

Discussant: Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh
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1H. International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness Symposium
Supporting Teachers' Well-Being and Professional Development in Resource Deprived Settings: Pathways to High Quality Teaching
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Organizer: Kate Schwartz, New York University
ABSTRACT 

Teachers' Lives in Context: A Framework for Understanding Barriers to High Quality Teaching within Resource Deprived Settings
Kate Schwartz, Elise Cappella, & J. Lawrence Aber, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Cumulative Risk, Teacher Well-Being and Instructional Quality: Evidence from the DRC and Ghana
Sharon Wolf, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Improving Quality and Child Outcomes in Early Childhood Education by Redefining the Role Afforded to Teachers in Professional Development: A Continuous Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative among Public Preschools in Chile
MaryCatherine Arbour, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University, Sid Atwood, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Francis Romina Duran Mellado, Educational Opportunity Foundation, Felipe Godoy Ossa & Ernesto Trevino Villareal, Diego Portales University, and Catherine E. Snow, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Joshua Brown, Fordham University

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1I. Research Methods Symposium
Advances in Power Analysis to Detect the Moderator, Mediator, and Polynomial Effects in Multilevel Experiments
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Nianbo Dong, University of Missouri
ABSTRACT 

A General Framework for Power Analysis to Detect the Moderator Effects in Two- and Three-Level Cluster Randomized Trials
Nianbo Dong, University of Missouri, Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University, and Ben Kelcey, University of Cincinnati
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Power Calculations for Moderators in Multi-Site Cluster Randomized Trials
Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University, Ben Kelcey, University of Cincinnati, and Nianbo Dong, University of Missouri
ABSTRACT 
 
Power Analyses for Causally-Defined Conditional Indirect Effects in Multilevel Designs
Ben Kelcey, University of Cincinnati, Nianbo Dong, University of Missouri, Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University, and Zuchao Shen, University of Cincinnati
ABSTRACT 
 
Power Consideration for Three-Level Growth Models
Wei Li, University of Missouri, and Spyros Konstantopoulos, Michigan State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Yaacov Petscher, Florida State University

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1J. Research Methods Symposium
Social Network Methods for Education Research
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland - College Park

Measuring Teachers' Attunement to Children's Friendships, Victimization, and Popularity Dynamics
Rebecca Madill, Child Trends, Kathleen Zadzora & Scott D. Gest, Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Learning in Linguistically Diverse Middle School Classrooms: The Role of the Classroom Peer Network
Lauren Molloy Elreda, Amanda Kibler, Valerie A. Futch Ehrlich, & Haley Johnson, University of Virginia
ABSTRACT 
 
A Hierarchical Latent Space Model for Influence
Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland - College Park
ABSTRACT 
 
A Statistical Method to Analyze Evolution of Longitudinal Networks in Education
Samrachana Adhikari, Carnegie Mellon University
ABSTRACT 
 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 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
RTI Wested

Career Forum Locations:
Abt Associates - Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level
American Institutes for Research - Salon IIIA - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level
RTI International - Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level
WestEd - Salon IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: JREE: Meet the Editorial Team
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sean Reardon
Beth Gamse
Pamela Morris
Elizabeth Stuart


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Finding Federal Funding: Updates from IES, NICHD and NSF
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
Elizabeth Albro, Institute of Education Sciences
James A. Griffin, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Margret Hjalmarson, National Science Foundation
ABSTRACT


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

2A. Early Childhood Education Panel
Addressing Quandaries in Early Education through Research-Practice Partnerships
Salon IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Laura Wentworth, California Education Partners
ABSTRACT 

Carla Bryant, San Francisco Unified School District
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Faith Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
no abstract
Chris Doss, Stanford University
no abstract
Perry Gorgen, Baltimore City Public Schools
no abstract
Jeffrey Grigg, Johns Hopkins University
no abstract
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2B. Early Childhood Education & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
Educational Interventions to Support Dual Language Learners
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Pooja Nakamura, American Institutes for Research

Spanish Instruction in Head Start and Dual Language Learners' Achievement
Elizabeth Miller, University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT 
 
Early RCT Findings for ELL Elementary Student Learning Outcomes after a Two-Year Pedagogical Intervention
Pedro Portes, Manuel S Gonzalez Canche, & Rob Stollberg, University of Georgia
ABSTRACT 
 
Multilingual Literacy Skill Development in Kenya: Results from Medium Scale Randomized Controlled Trials
Benjamin Piper, RTI International
ABSTRACT 
 
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2C. Improving Classroom Practice
Improving Mathematics Instructional Practice
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Asha Jitendra, University of Minnesota

Formalizing Mathematics Knowledge: How Are Early Number Skills Related to Mathematics Achievement and Gains for Students At-Risk for Mathematics Difficulties?
Lina Shanley, Ben Clarke, Christian Doabler, & Hank Fien, University of Oregon
ABSTRACT 
 
The Development and Impacts of Learning Trajectory-Oriented Thinking and Formative Assessment Practice in Elementary Math Teachers
Jonathan Supovitz, Abigail Gray, Caroline Ebby, & Janine Remillard, University of Pennsylvania
ABSTRACT 
 
A Randomized Control Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Instruction in Numeracy on Math Outcomes for Monolingual English Speaking Kindergartners from Title 1 Schools
Matthew E. Foster & Jason L. Anthony, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Douglas H. Clements & Julie Sarama, University of Denver, and Jeffrey M. Williams, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
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2D. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Panel
Teacher Performance Pay Signals and Student Achievement: Are Signals Accurate, and How Well Do They Work?
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: David Manzeske, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 

Marshall Garland, Gibson Consulting
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Ryan Williams, American Institutes for Research
no abstract
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2E. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs
Accountability for Schools and Students: Does the Evidence Support the Policy?
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Kara Finnigan, University of Rochester

State Policies for Intervening in Chronically Low-Performing Schools: A 50-State Policy Scan
Mary Klute, Marzano Research
ABSTRACT 
 
The Uneven Implementation of Universal School Policies: Maternal Education and Florida's Mandatory Grade Retention Policy
Christina LiCalsi & Umut Ozek, American Institutes for Research, and David Figlio, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Do Schools Respond To Pressure? Evidence from NCLB Implementation Details
Vivian C Wong, University of Virginia, Coady Wing, Indiana University, and David Martin, University of Virginia
ABSTRACT 
 
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2F. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs
What Works in Science Education
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Jordan Rickles, American Institutes for Research

The Impact of a NGSS-Aligned Curriculum on Student Content Knowledge
Morgan Polikoff, Q. Tien Le, Robert Danielson, Gale Sinatra, & Julie Marsh, University of Southern California
ABSTRACT 
 
Effective Secondary Science Programs: A Best-Evidence Synthesis
Alan Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Robert Slavin, Cynthia Lake, & Elizabeth Kim, Johns Hopkins University
ABSTRACT 
 
Regular Biology Students Learn Like AP Students with SUN
Ann Batiza, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wen Luo, Texas A&M University, Bo Zhang, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Mary Gruhl, Gruhl Education Consultants, David Nelson, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mark Hoelzer, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Ling Ning, Texas A&M University, Marisa Roberts, Concordia University, Jonathan Knopp, International Baccalaureate, Tom Harrington, Bacon Academy, Donna LaFlamme, St. Dominic School, Mary Anne Haasch, Wauwatosa School District, Gina Vogt, Milwaukee School of Engineering, David Goodsell, Scripps Research Institute, and David Marcey, California Lutheran University
ABSTRACT 
 
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2G. Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Interventions That Promote Secondary School Success
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Rebecca Herman, RAND

Starting Strong: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) Model in 9th Grade
Trisha H. Borman, Johannes Bos, Brenna O'Brien, So Jung Park, & Feng Liu, American Institutes for Research, Maryann Corsello, University of New England, and Angela Jerabek, St. Louis Park School District
ABSTRACT 
 
Rapid and Iterative Estimation of Predictions of High School Graduation and Other Milestones
Kristin E. Porter & Rekha Balu, MDRC, Brad Gunton, Jefferson Pestronk, & Allison Cohen, New Visions for Public Schools
ABSTRACT 
 
The Benefits of Being a Big Fish: The Relationship between Incoming Rank and Student Outcomes
Elaine Allensworth, Paul Moore, Lauren Sartain, & Marisa de la Torre, Consortium on Chicago School Research
ABSTRACT 
 
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2H. Research Methods Panel
The What Works Clearinghouse: New Resources and Strategies to Support Decision Makers and Educators
Salon IIIA - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Neil Seftor, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 

Shannon Monahan, Mathematica Policy Research
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AnnaMaria McCutcheon, Mathematica Policy Research
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2I. Research Methods Panel
Design-Based Causal Inference for RCTs: Theory and Software for Promoting Opportunistic Experiments
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 

Carlo Caci, Mathematica Policy Research
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Alex Resch, Mathematica Policy Research
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2J. Research Methods
From Sample to Population: Strategies for Improving Generalizability
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University

Partial Identification of Treatment Effects: Applications to Generalizability
Wendy Chan, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT 
 
Bayesian Decision Theory Guiding Educational Decision-Making: Theories, Models and Application
Yilin Pan, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
Combining Propensity Score Methods and Complex Survey Data to Estimate Population Treatment Effects
Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University, Nianbo Dong, University of Missouri, and David Lenis, Johns Hopkins University
ABSTRACT 
 
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Break


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

3A. Invited Symposium
Designing Accountability to Support School Improvement & Student Achievement
Salon IIIA/IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: John Easton, Spencer Foundation
ABSTRACT 

Michael Feuer, George Washington University
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Courtney Bell, Educational Testing Service
no abstract
Carl Cohn, Claremont Graduate University
no abstract
Richard Laine, National Governors Association
no abstract
Martin West, Harvard University
no abstract
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3B. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
(No Longer) Lost in Translation: A New Paradigm in Research to Practice
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Tonya Wolford, School District of Philadelphia
ABSTRACT 

Overview of the OGAP Formative Assessment Project and CPRE's Large-Scale Experimental Study of Implementation and Impacts
Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania
ABSTRACT 
 
Successful Researcher-Practitioner RCT Partnership: Increasing Attendance by 15,000 Days
Todd Rogers, Harvard University, Tonya Wolford, School District of Philadelphia, Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley, Adrienne Reitano, School District of Philadelphia, Shruthi Subramanyam, University of Chicago, and John Ternovski, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
The Launch of the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Implementation
Kate Shaw, Research for Action
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Shared Solutions: A Model for Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
Laura Desimone, University of Pennsylvania, Tonya Wolford, School District of Philadelphia, Kirsten Hill, University of Pennsylvania, Adrienne Reitano & David Kowalski, School District of Philadelphia
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: William R. Hite, Jr., School District of Philadelphia

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3C. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
Reading for Understanding: New Findings from the Catalyzing Comprehension for Discussion and Debate Project
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Catherine Snow, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 

The Experimental Effects of the Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention (STARI) on a Scenarios-Based Reading Comprehension Assessment
James Kim, Harvard University, Lowry Hemphill, Wheelock College, Margaret Troyer, Stephanie Jones, Maria LaRusso, Ha Yeon Kim, & Catherine Snow, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Experimental Effects of Word Generation on Vocabulary, Academic Language, and Perspective Taking in High Poverty Middle Schools
Stephanie Jones, James Kim, Maria LaRusso, Ha Yeon Kim, & Sophie Barnes, Harvard University, Suzanne Donovan, SERP Institute, and Catherine Snow, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Impacts of a Discussion-Based Academic Language Program on Classroom Interactions in 4th through 7th Grades
Maria LaRusso, Stephanie Jones, Ha Yeon Kim, & James Kim, Harvard University, Suzanne Donovan, SERP Institute, and Catherine Snow, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: William Corrin, MDRC

Discussant: Jenna Shumsky, New York City Public Schools
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3D. Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Approaches to Address College Access and Success
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Christopher Mazzeo, Education Northwest

Measuring Student Success from a Developmental Mathematics Course at an Elite Public Institution
Julian Hsu & William J. Gehring, University of Michigan
ABSTRACT 
 
Aiding or Dissuading? The Effect of Maintaining Eligibility for Need-Based Financial Aid on Late Stage Persistence and Completion
Zachary Mabel, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Trajectories of Exposure to Racial School Segregation and the Transition to College
Siri Warkentien, RTI International
ABSTRACT 
 
Aid Like A Paycheck: Engaging with Policymakers and Practitioners to Evaluate and Improve Financial Aid
Evan Weissman, MDRC, Jesse O'Connell & David Croom, Lumina Foundation
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Welcome & Opening Address
Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel


Welcome & Introduction
Rebecca Maynard, SREE President

Opening Address
Challenges in Building Usable Knowledge in Education
Larry V. Hedges
Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics, Education & Social Policy, and Psychology
Northwestern University
ABSTRACT VIDEO


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

Sponsor: American Institutes for Research
AIR




FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016



8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Session 4

4A. Early Childhood Education Invited Symposium
Early Childhood Parenting Interventions and School Readiness: Approaches, Efficacy, Associated Costs, and Potential Long-Term Benefits
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Karen L. Bierman, Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT 

Varied Approaches to Early Childhood Parenting Intervention: Evidence for Impact on Different Domains of Parent and Child Outcomes
Pamela A. Morris & Jessica Harding, New York University
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Elements of Intervention Approaches That Affect Costs and Cost-to-Benefit Ratios of Early Childhood Parenting Interventions
Lisa A. Gennetian & Jessica Harding, New York University
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Valuing Health Development: An Integrative Analysis of the Potential Long-Term Benefits of Early Parenting Interventions That Target School Readiness
Daniel Max Crowley, Pennsylvania State University
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4B. Early Childhood Education
Promoting the Early Academic Success of At-Risk Students
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: George Farkas, University of California - Irvine

The Impact of California's Transitional Kindergarten Program on Student Outcomes
Aleksandra Holod, Burhan Ogut, Nicholas Mills, Karen Manship, & Heather Quick, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Effects of TRIAD on Mathematics Achievement: Long-Term Impacts
Douglas H. Clements & Julie Sarama, University of Denver, Carolyn Layzer & Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates, Christopher B. Wolfe, Saint Leo University, Mary Elaine Spitler, University at Buffalo - SUNY, and Daniel Weiss, Abt Associates
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Executive Function and Mathematics Achievement: Are Effects Construct- and Time-General or Specific?
Robert Duncan & Tutrang Nguyen, University of California - Irvine, Alicia Miao & Megan McClelland, Oregon State University, and Drew Bailey, University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT 
 
Childhood Disabilities as an Alternative Measure of Human Capital: An Evaluation of Universal Preschool
Jessica Monnet, University of California - Irvine
ABSTRACT 
 
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4C. Social and Emotional Learning Interventions in Educational Settings & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
Measuring Social & Emotional Skills and Development
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Celene Domitrovich, CASEL

Measuring Social-Emotional Skills to Advance Science and Practice
Clark McKown, Nicole Russo-Ponsaran, & Jason Johnson, Rush University Medical Center
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Contributions of Social-Emotional Readiness and Classroom Quality to Social-Emotional Trajectories across Elementary School
Rachel M. Abenavoli & Mark T. Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University, and the Family Life Project Key Investigators
ABSTRACT 
 
New Evidence on Self-Affirmation Effects and Theorized Sources of Heterogeneity from Two Cohorts in a Large-Scale Replication
Paul Hanselman, University of California - Irvine, Christopher S. Rozek, University of Chicago, Jeffrey Grigg, Johns Hopkins University, Jaymes Pyne & Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
Evaluation of the Transformative Potential of Positive Gender Socialization in Education for Peace Building
Marjorie Chinen & Mohammed Elmeski, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
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4D. Improving Classroom Practice Symposium
Making Meaning of Research Study Findings: Working Collaboratively with Practitioners to Translate Knowledge to Action
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Julie Riordan, Education Development Center
ABSTRACT 

The Correlates of Academic Performance for English Learner Students in a New England District
Caroline Parker, Education Development Center
ABSTRACT 
 
College Enrollment Patterns for Rural Indiana High School Graduates
Elisabeth Davis, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Redesigning Teacher Evaluation: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Implementation in New Hampshire
Karen Shakman, Education Development Center
ABSTRACT 
 
Time to Reclassification: How Long Does It Take English Language Learners in Seven Washington State Districts to Develop English Proficiency?
Jason Greenberg Motamedi, Education Northwest
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Liz Farley-Ripple, University of Delaware

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4E. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
Expanding the Reach of a Tool of Organizational Conditions
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Organizer: Stacy Ehrlich, Consortium on Chicago School Research
ABSTRACT 

Expanding the 5Es From Chicago to Illinois: How the 5E's Relationship to Student Outcomes Varies By Content
Molly Gordon, Joshua Klugman, Penny Bender Sebring, & Susan Sporte, Consortium on Chicago School Research
ABSTRACT 
 
On the Appropriateness of Surveying Students in 4th and 5th Grades
Stuart Luppescu, Consortium on Chicago School Research
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
The Development and Testing of a New Measure of Early Childhood Education Organizational Conditions
Stacy B. Ehrlich, Consortium on Chicago School Research, Debra M. Pacchiano, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Stuart Luppescu, Consortium on Chicago School Research, and Amanda Stein, Ounce of Prevention Fund
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Efficacy Study of a Professional Development Intervention to Strengthen Organizational Conditions and Effective Teaching in Early Education Settings
Debra M. Pacchiano, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Samuel P. Whalen, Heather L. Horsley, & Kathleen Parkinson, University of Illinois - Chicago
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Discussant: Jennifer L. Brooks, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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4F. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
Evaluating Teacher Learning
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Yihua Hong, RTI International

The Impact of the Enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS) Program on Middle School Student Achievement, 21st-Century Skills, and Academic Engagement - Third-Year Results
Coby Meyers, University of Virginia, Ayrin Molefe, American Institutes for Research, W. Christopher Brandt, IMPAQ International, and Bo Zhu, American Institutes for Research
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Predictors and Moderators of Teacher Learning and Changes in Practice: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of a Teacher-Adapted Literacy Program
David Quinn & James Kim, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Repetita Iuvant? Lessons from Repeated RCTs on the Effectiveness of a Teacher Professional Development Program
Aline Pennisi, Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Gianluca Argentin, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Giovanni Abbiati, Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies, and Andrea Caputo, Sapienza University of Rome
ABSTRACT 
 
Implementation Work at Scale: An Examination of the Implementation Study of the Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Open Court Reading
Kate Sullivan & Nance Bell, American Institutes for Research, Debra Hughes Jones, Consultant, Sarah Caverly & Michael Vaden-Kiernan, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

4G. Education and Life Cycle Transitions Invited Panel
The Talent Imperative: Human Capital Issues in the Scale-Up of Research-Practice Partnerships
Salon IIIA - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Steve Fleischman, Education Northwest
ABSTRACT 

Ruth Curran Neild, Institute of Education Sciences
no abstract
Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation
no abstract
Ruth Lopez Turley, Rice University
no abstract
Laura Wentworth, California Education Partners
no abstract
no slides

4H. International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness Panel
Learning about Learning in Africa
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Sophia van der Bijl, U.S. Agency for International Development
ABSTRACT 

Emilie Bagby, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Ali Protik, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Amanda Beatty, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

4I. Research Methods Invited Panel
A Registry of Effectiveness Studies in Education
Salon IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
ABSTRACT 

Beth Boulay, Abt Associates
no abstract
Thomas Brock, Institute of Education Sciences
no abstract
Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University
no abstract
Jeffrey Valentine, University of Louisville
no abstract
no slides

4J. Research Methods
Assessing and Learning from Cross-Site Variation: Issues in Measurement and Analysis
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Michael Weiss, MDRC

Developing a Theory of Treatment Effect Heterogeneity through Better Design: Where Do Behavioral Science Interventions Work Best?
Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University, David Yeager, University of Texas - Austin, and Ronaldo Iachan, ICF International
ABSTRACT 
 
Using Dirichlet Processes for Modeling Heterogeneous Treatment Effects across Sites
Luke Miratrix, Harvard University, Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley, Natesh Pillai, Harvard University, and Debdeep Pati, Florida State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Between-District Test Score Variation, 2009-2012
Erin Fahle & Sean Reardon, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
Mapping U.S. School District Test Score Distributions onto a Common Scale, 2008-2013
Sean Reardon & Demetra Kalogrides, Stanford University, and Andrew Ho, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Keynote Address - Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel
Translating Policy Analysis into Action
Jane Waldfogel
Compton Foundation Centennial Professor
Columbia University School of Social Work
ABSTRACT VIDEO

Introduction: James Kemple, SREE Spring 2016 Program Chair


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


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

5A. Invited Panel
Improving the Effectiveness of Collaboration between Practitioners and Researchers
Salon IIIA/IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Robert Granger, SREE
ABSTRACT 

David Berman, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity
no abstract
Pamela Morris, New York University
no abstract
Sophia Pappas, New York City Department of Education
no abstract
Cybele Raver, New York University
no abstract
Jacqueline Jones, Foundation for Child Development
no abstract
no slides

5B. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
Rigorous Research Designs in Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships: Maximizing Policy Impact
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania

The Effects of Summer Jobs: Evidence from Three Field Experiments
Jonathan M. V. Davis, University of Chicago, and Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania
no abstract
Does Unraveling Cause Inefficient Matching? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Teach for America Pilot
Jonathan Davis, University of Chicago
no abstract
Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Youth
Philip J. Cook & Kenneth A. Dodge, Duke University, George Farkas, University of California - Irvine, Roland G. Fryer, Harvard University, Jonathan Guryan, Northwestern University, Jens Ludwig, Susan Mayer, & Harold Pollack, University of Chicago, and Laurence Steinberg, Temple University
no abstract
Discussant: Vivian C. Wong, University of Virginia

no slides

5C. Education and Life Cycle Transitions Symposium
Small Differences That Matter: Behavioral Insights to Improve Educational Outcomes
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh
ABSTRACT 

Engaging Parents in Parent Engagement Programs
Sally Sadoff, University of California - San Diego, Steven Levitt, John List, & Robert Metcalfe, University of Chicago
ABSTRACT 
 
Parent Beliefs and Student Absences: Large Absence-Reduction Field Experiment
Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley, and Todd Rogers, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
Parent Adoption of School Communications Technology: A 12-School Experiment of Default Enrollment Policies
Todd Rogers, Harvard University, and Peter Bergman, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
Customized Nudging to Improve FAFSA Completion and Income Verification
Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh, and Benjamin L. Castleman, University of Virginia
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Matthew A. Kraft, Brown University

no slides

5D. Research Methods
Latent Dimensions of Student and Teacher Outcomes
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Henry May, University of Delaware

Latent Class Models for Teacher Observation Data
Peter Halpin, New York University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Using Hidden Information in Item Response Data to Test Assumptions about Student-Teacher Selection Mechanisms
J.R. Lockwood & Daniel F. McCaffrey, Educational Testing Service
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
High-Dimensional Explanatory Random Item Effects Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments
Benjamin Kelcey, Shanshan Wang, & Kyle Cox, University of Cincinnati
ABSTRACT 
 
Welfare Adjusted Scale Score: Method toward the Development of an Equal-Interval Welfare Scale
Kenneth Shores, Stanford University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
no slides

Break


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Session 6

6A. Early Childhood Education
Demographic Contexts of Educational Risk: Tracking and Assessing Peer Effects
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Stephanie Jones, Harvard University

Actionable Intelligence about Early Childhood Risks in Philadelphia
Whitney LeBoeuf, Katherine Barghaus, John Fantuzzo, Kristen Coe, & Benjamin Brumley, University of Pennsylvania
ABSTRACT 
 
The Association of Peer Behavioral Regulation with School Readiness Skills in Preschool
Natalia Rojas, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Is There a Link between Classmates with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Other Students' Absences
Michael Gottfried, University of California - Santa Barbara, Anna Egalite, Harvard University, and Jacob Kirksey, University of California - Santa Barbara
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6B. Social and Emotional Learning Interventions in Educational Settings & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
Implementation and Impacts of SEL Programs & Practices
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Lia E. Sandilos, University of Virginia

Do Effects of Social-Emotional Learning Programs Vary by Level of Parent Participation? Evidence from a Randomized Trial
Meghan McCormick, MDRC, Elise Cappella, Erin O'Connor, Jennifer Hill, & Sandee McClowry, New York University
ABSTRACT 
 
Focusing on the Whole Student: An Evaluation of Massachusetts' Wraparound Zones Initiative
Allison Gandhi, Rachel Slama, & So Jung Park, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Home Environment Quality Mediates the Effects of an Early Intervention on Children's Social-Emotional Development in Rural Pakistan
Jenna Finch & Jelena Obradović, Stanford University, and Aisha Yousafzai, Aga Khan University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
no slides

6C. Improving Classroom Practice
Making Assessments More Informative
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: David Francis, University of Houston

Latent Profiles of Reading and Language and Their Association with Standardized Reading Outcomes in Grades K-10
Barbara Foorman, Yaacov Petscher, & Christopher Stanley, Florida State University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
The Role of Academic Language Skills in the Reading Comprehension of Middle Grade Students: Evidence from Mediation Models
Emily Phillips Galloway, Harvard University, and Paola Uccelli, 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
no abstract
 
The Results of a Randomized Control Trial Evaluation of the SPARK Literacy Program
Curtis Jones, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Michael Christian & Andrew Rice, Education Analytics
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6D. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Invited Panel
Approaching an Inflection Point for Performance Assessment: Political, Logistical, and Psychometric Challenges and Opportunities
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: David Silver, RTI International

Joan Herman, University of California - Los Angeles
no abstract
Charmaine Mercer, Learning Policy Institute
no abstract
Kimberly O'Malley, Pearson Education
no abstract
no slides

6E. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs
Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Continuous Improvement
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Robin Wisniewski, RTI International

Does "What Works", Work for Me?: Translating Causal Impact Findings from Multiple RCTs of a Program to Support Decision-Making
Andrew P. Jaciw, Denis Newman, Val Lazarev, & Boya Ma, Empirical Education
ABSTRACT 
 
Continuous Improvement in Action: Educators' Evidence Use for School Improvement
Marisa Cannata, Christopher Redding, & Mollie Rubin, Vanderbilt University
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
The Effects of a Schoolwide Data-Based Decision Making Intervention on Elementary Schools' Student Achievement Growth for Mathematics and Spelling
Trynke Keuning, Marieke van Geel, Adrie Visscher, & Jean-Paul Fox, University of Twente
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6F. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
Partnerships and Policies for Bolstering Career and Technical Education
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Lisa Soricone, Jobs for the Future

Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Supporting the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative
Christine Mokher, CNA, and Lou Jacobson, New Horizons Economic Research
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Toward the Development of a Program Quality Framework for Career and Technical Education Programs: A Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative Project
R. Marc Brodersen & David Yanoski, Marzano Research, Alisha Hyslop & Catherine Imperatore, Association for Career and Technical Education
ABSTRACT 
 
The Impacts of Introducing Accountability: Evidence from a Randomized Field Trial in Vocational Schools in China
Prashant Loyalka, Stanford University, Guirong Li, Henan University, Hongmei Yi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Natalie Johnson & Henry Shi, Stanford University
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6G. Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Guidance and Counseling Approaches to Support Secondary School Success
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Beth Gamse, Abt Associates

College Enrollment and Completion among Nationally Recognized High-Achieving Hispanic Students
Oded Gurantz, Stanford University, Mike Hurwitz & Jonathan Smith, College Board
ABSTRACT 
 
Evaluating the Implementation of Ramp-Up to Readiness
Jim Lindsay & Elisabeth Davis, American Institutes for Research, Katie Pekel & Julie Sweitzer, University of Minnesota
no abstract
 
Linking Counselor Activities and Students' College Readiness: How They Matter for Disadvantaged Students
Daniel Fitzpatrick & Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6H. International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness & Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs
Reading across the Border: Improving Literacy in Diverse Environments
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Hans Bos, American Institutes for Research

Life-Wide Learning and Early Reading Development in Twelve African and Asian Sites
Amy Jo Dowd, Elliott Friedlander, Christine Jonason, & Jane Leer, Save the Children, Lisa Zook Sorensen, World Vision International, Nikhit D'Sa, Jarret Guajardo, Clara Pava, & Lauren Pisani, Save the Children
ABSTRACT 
 
What Works to Improve Reading Outcomes in Latin-America? A Systematic Review of the Evidence
Thomas de Hoop, Evgeny Klochikin, & Rebecca Stone, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
The Impact of Achieve3000 on Elementary Literacy Outcomes: Evidence from a Two-Year Randomized Control Trial
Darryl Hill & Matthew Lenard, Wake County Public Schools, and Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6I. Research Methods
Learning More from RCTs
Salon IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Laura Peck, Abt Associates

A General Framework for Effect Sizes in Cluster Randomized Experiments
Nathan VanHoudnos, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT 
 
Comparing Performance of Methods to Deal with Differential Attrition in Lottery Based Evaluations
Gema Zamarro & Kaitlin Anderson, University of Arkansas, Jennifer Steele, American University, and Trey Miller, RAND
ABSTRACT 
 
Principal Stratification in the Twilight Zone: Weak Separation in Finite Mixture Models
Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley, Evan Greif, Luke Miratrix, & Natesh Pillai, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

6J. Research Methods
Power Rangers to the Rescue! Assessing Power in the Context of Complex Research Design and Analysis
Salon IIIA - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University

How Methodological Features Affect Effect Sizes in Education
Alan Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University
ABSTRACT 
 
Estimating Statistical Power When Making Adjustments for Multiple Tests
Kristin Porter, MDRC
ABSTRACT 
 
Coherent Power Analysis in Multi-Level Studies Using Design Parameters from Surveys
Chris Rhoads, University of Connecticut
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Session 7 - Poster Session
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level

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7A. Early Childhood Education

Using Digital Media at Home to Promote Young Children's Mathematics Learning: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Megan Silander, Education Development Center, Savitha Moorthy & Ximena Dominguez, SRI International, Naomi Hupert & Shelley Pasnik, Education Development Center, and Carlin Llorente, SRI International
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
Guided versus Independent Play: Which Better Sustains Attention among Infants and Toddlers?
Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Steven Holochwost, Kathleen Cranley Gallagher, Iheoma U. Iruka, Samuel L. Odom, & Elizabeth P. Pungello, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
A Collaborative Inquiry into Museum and Library Early Learning Services
Philip Sirinides, Ryan Fink, & Tesla DuBois, University of Pennsylvania
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
Development of the Preschool Reading Screener: A New Tool for Parents
Cynthia Zettler-Greeley, Laura L. Bailet, & Kandia Lewis, Nemours BrightStart!
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
no slides

7B. Social and Emotional Learning Interventions in Educational Settings

Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Elementary Classrooms: Associations with Peer Relations and Teacher Seating-Chart Practices
Summer Braun, Abigail Keim, & Scott Gest, Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Examining the Role of Early Academic and Non-Cognitive Skills as Mediators of the Effects of City Connects on Middle School Academic Outcomes
Laura M. O'Dwyer, Terrence Lee -St. John, Anastasia E. Raczek, & Mary Walsh, Boston College
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
no slides

7C. Improving Classroom Practice

A Replication Study to Evaluate the Effects of Schema-Based Instruction on Middle School Students' Proportional Problem-Solving Performance
Asha K. Jitendra, University of Minnesota, Michael R. Harwell, Stacy R. Karl, Susan C. Slater, Gregory R. Simonson, & Gena Nelson, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
Predicting Classroom Social Management Practices with Teacher Beliefs and Characteristics
Aaron M. Miller, Kathleen Zadzora, & Scott D. Gest, Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Does Principal Leadership Moderate the Effects of New Teacher Mentoring?: A Study of Chicago Teacher Induction Programs
Yihua Hong, RTI International, and Kavita Kapadia Matsko, University of Chicago
ABSTRACT 
 
Valuing a More Rigorous Review of Formative Assessment's Effectiveness
Mary Klute, Tony Petrites, Marianne Reale, Jason Harlacher, & Helen Apthorp, Marzano Research
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
A Systematic Review of the Qualities of Classroom Observation Systems
Marjoleine Dobbelaer, Adrie Visscher, & Frans Janssens, University of Twente
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
no slides

7D. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs

Examining Multidimensional Middle Grade Outcomes after Early Elementary School Grade Retention
Sophia Hwang, Elise Cappella, & Kate Schwartz, New York University
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
Increasing Parental Involvement to Promote Dropout Prevention: Lessons from an RCT in Italian Lower Secondary Schools
Gianluca Argentin, Gianpaolo Barbetta, & Francesca Maci, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
What Research District Leaders Find Useful
William Penuel, Caitlin Farrell, & Anna-Ruth Allen, University of Colorado - Boulder, Yukie Toyama, Catholic University of Leuven, and Cynthia Coburn, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT 
 
Mixed Methods Evaluation of Statewide Implementation of Mathematics Education Technology for K-12 Students
Sarah Brasiel, Utah State University, Helen Taylor Martin, National Science Foundation, Soojeong Jeong & Min Yuan, Utah State University
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
A School Staff Opinion Survey Predicts Student Achievement in Victoria, Australia: Evidence from a Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
Tedra Clark, McREL, and Roger Goddard, Ohio State University
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
no slides

7E. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

High School Career and Technical Education Participation and Initial College Enrollment: Evidence from Arkansas
Shaun Dougherty, University of Connecticut
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
no slides

7F. Research Methods

Mediation Effects of Latent Numerical Abilities on the Associations between Domain General Competencies and Fraction Knowledge
Ai Ye, University of Delaware, Nicole Hansen, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ilyse Resnick, Jessica Carrique, & Nancy Jordan, University of Delaware
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
Understanding the Uncertainty of an Effectiveness-Cost Ratio in Educational Resource Allocation: A Bayesian Approach
Yilin Pan, Columbia University
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
Empirically Driven Variable Selection for the Estimation of Causal Effects with Observational Data
Bryan Keller, Columbia University, and Jianshen Chen, Educational Testing Service
ABSTRACT POSTER 
 
no slides

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Reception
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level


7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Graduate Student Organization Reception
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level




SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016



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


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Plenary - Ballroom - Fairmont Hotel
In Conversation: Mitchell Chester with David Steiner
Lost in Transition?
Prospects for the Role of Evidence to Inform State Implementation of ESSA

ABSTRACT VIDEO

Mitchell D. Chester
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

David Steiner
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Session 8

8A. Early Childhood Education Symposium
Do Pre-K Program Effects Persist over Time or Fade Away?
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Organizer: William Gormley, Georgetown University

New Jersey Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects through Eighth Grade
Steve Barnett, Allison H. Friedman-Krauss, & Kwanghee Jung, National Institute for Early Education Research, and Ellen C. Frede, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
no abstract
Effects of Pre-K Participation on Children's Third-Grade Assessments: Results from the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program
Ellen Peisner-Feinberg & Margaret Burchinal, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
no abstract
The Effects of Tulsa's Pre-K Program on Middle School Outcomes
William T. Gormley, Deborah Phillips, & Sara Anderson, Georgetown University
no abstract
Effects of the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program on Student Outcomes through Third Grade
Mark Lipsey & Dale C. Farran, Vanderbilt University, and Kerry G. Hofer, Abt Associates
SLIDES
 
Discussant: Adam Winsler, George Mason University

no slides

8B. Early Childhood Education Symposium
Trends in Early Childhood Inequality
Plaza II - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia
ABSTRACT 

Are Early Childhood Disparities Narrowing? The Changing Nature of Early Childhood and Its Link to Narrowing School-Entry Achievement Gaps
Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia, Jenna Finch, Stanford University, RaeHyuck Lee, Columbia University, Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, and Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
Inequalities in Parental Spending on Young Children: 1980-2010
Sabino Kornrich, Emory University
ABSTRACT 
 
Trends in Income-Related Gaps in Enrollment in Early Childhood Education: 1968 to 2013
Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
ABSTRACT 
 
Socioeconomic Gaps in Parents' Discipline Strategies from 1988-2011
Rebecca M. Ryan, Georgetown University, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, New York University, Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago, and Christina Padilla, Georgetown University
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Greg Duncan, University of California - Irvine

no slides

8C. Improving Classroom Practice
Flowing across the Screen: Improving Student Writing
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Chair: Tanya Santangelo, Arcadia University

Reducing Achievement Gaps in Academic Writing for Latinos and English Learners in Grades 7-12
Carol Booth Olson, Tina Matuchniak, Huy Q. Chung, Rachel Stumpf, & George Farkas, University of California - Irvine
no abstract
 
Spontaneous Perspective-Taking in Written Argumentation: A Focus on Language-Minority Students
Lisa Hsin, Harvard University
ABSTRACT 
 
In the Pen of the Author or Eye of the Beholder? A Measurement Framework for Understanding Peer Evaluation in Writing Assignments
Lee Branum-Martin & Melissa M. Patchan, Georgia State University
ABSTRACT 
 
Impact Evaluation of the National Writing Project's College-Ready Writing Project in High Poverty Rural Districts
H. Alix Gallagher, Nicole Arshan, & Katrina Woodworth, SRI International
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

8D. Improving Classroom Practice
Enhancing Teacher Efficacy from Multiple Perspectives
Roosevelt ("TR") - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Joseph Taylor, Abt Associates

Teacher Evaluation in Practice: Exploring Relationships between School Characteristics & Evaluation Scores
Jennie Jiang, Susan Sporte, & Stuart Luppescu, University of Chicago
ABSTRACT 
 
Can Principals Promote Teacher Development as Evaluators?
Matthew Kraft, Brown University, and Allison Gilmour, Vanderbilt University
ABSTRACT 
 
Getting Teachers Excited about Student Feedback: It's All in the Ask
Carly Robinson & Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh, Harvard University, Christopher Benshoof, National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and Hunter Gehlbach, University of California - Santa Barbara
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

8E. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs Symposium
Studying Educator Effectiveness through Researcher Practitioner Partnerships
Roosevelt ("FDR") - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Trudy Cherasaro, Marzano Research
ABSTRACT 

Gathering Teacher's Perceptions of Evaluator Feedback
Trudy L Cherasaro & R. Marc Brodersen, Marzano Research
ABSTRACT SLIDES
 
Understanding How Districts Mentor New Teachers
Dale DeCesare, Augenblick, Palaich, & Associates
ABSTRACT 
 
Assessing the Pre-Service Clinical Practice Experiences of Practicing Teachers
Steve Meyer, RMC Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: David Yanoski, Marzano Research

no slides

8F. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs & International Perspectives on Educational Effectiveness
The Challenge of Scale: Evidence from Charters, Vouchers, and i3
Culpeper - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Ash Vasudeva, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Do Charter School Networks Deflate as They Expand? Trends in the Impacts of KIPP Schools during a Period of Rapid Growth in the KIPP Network
Ira Nichols-Barrer, Phil Gleason, Christina Tuttle, Thomas Coen, & Virginia Knechtel, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Can Successful Schools Replicate? Evidence from Boston Charter Schools
Sarah Cohodes, Columbia University, Elizabeth Setren, MIT, and Christopher Walters, University of California - Berkeley
ABSTRACT 
 
Heterogeneity in Student and School Achievement Trends after the Implementation of the School Voucher Reform Policy in Chile
Marcus Waldman, Richard Murnane, & John Willett, Harvard University, Maria Soledad Bos & Emiliana Vegas, Inter-American Development Bank
ABSTRACT 
 
Comparing a Program Implemented under the Constraints of an RCT and in the Wild
Denis Newman, Valeriy Lazarev, & Jenna Zacamy, Empirical Education
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

8G. Evaluating Educational Policies and Programs
Evaluating the Scaling of Curriculum and Policy
Latrobe - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Bethany Gleason, Vanderbilt University

Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Open Court Reading (Imagine It!)
Michael Vaden-Kiernan, American Institutes for Research, Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de Castilla, Kate Sullivan, & Grace Fleming, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Findings from a Multi-Year Scale-Up Effectiveness Trial of Everyday Mathematics
Michael Vaden-Kiernan, American Institutes for Research, Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sarah Caverly, Nance Bell, Veronica Ruiz de Castilla, Kate Sullivan, & Debra Rodriguez, American Institutes for Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Impacts of Pay-for-Performance after Two Years
Hanley Chiang, Alison Wellington, Kristin Hallgren, Cecilia Speroni, Mariesa Herrmann, Steven Glazerman, & Jill Constantine, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 
 
Scaling an Evidence-Based Summer Literacy Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial Examining Precursors to Scale in a Fidelity Versus an Adaptive Implementation Approach
James Kim, Mary A. Burkhauser, David M. Quinn, & Helen Chen Kingston, Harvard University, and Jonathan Guryan, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides

8H. Research Methods Invited Symposium
Learning about and from Variation in Program Impacts Using Multisite Trials
Salon IIIA - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Organizer: Howard Bloom, MDRC
ABSTRACT 

Cross-Site Impact Variation: How Much Is There?
Michael Weiss & Howard Bloom, MDRC, Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz, Mathematica Policy Research, Dan Cullinan, Himani Gupta, & Alma Vigil, MDRC
ABSTRACT 
 
Using the MSMM-IV Model to Estimate Mediator Effects When the Exclusion Restriction Is Invalid
Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates, Pei Zhu, MDRC, and Jane Furey, Abt Associates
ABSTRACT 
 
Weighting Methods for Unpacking Between-Site Heterogeneity in Causal Mechanisms
Edward Bein, Abt Associates, Jonah Deutsch, Mathematica Policy Research, Guanglei Hong, University of Chicago, Kristin Porter, MDRC, and Xu Qin, University of Chicago
ABSTRACT 
 
Assessing Dosage-Related Variation in Treatment Effects with Principal Stratification
Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley, Todd Grindal, Abt Associates, Luke Miratrix, Harvard University, Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh, Marie-Andree Somers & Rebecca Unterman, MDRC
ABSTRACT 
 
Discussant: Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago

no slides

8I. Research Methods Panel
Updated Design Standards and Guidance from the What Works Clearinghouse: Regression Discontinuity Designs and Cluster Designs
Salon IIIB - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Neil Seftor, Mathematica Policy Research
ABSTRACT 

Russell Cole, Mathematica Policy Research
no abstract
John Deke, Mathematica Policy Research
no abstract
no slides

8J. Research Methods
Innovations in Quasi-Experimental Design
Plaza I - Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ballroom Level

Chair: Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

Graphical Models for Quasi-Experimental Designs
Yongnam Kim & Peter M. Steiner, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Courtney E. Hall, New Mexico Public Education Department, and Dan Su, University of Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACT 
 
Analyzing Empirical Evaluations of Non-Experimental Methods in Field Settings
Peter M. Steiner, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Vivian C. Wong, University of Virginia
ABSTRACT 
 
Estimating A Population Mean from a Non-Random Sample When Covariates Are Measured with Error
Daniel McCaffrey, J.R. Lockwood, Shelby Haberman, & Lili Yao, Educational Testing Service
ABSTRACT 
 
Alternative Methods for Estimating Achievement Trends and School Effects: When Is Simple Good Enough?
Siri Warkentien & David Silver, RTI International
ABSTRACT 
 
no slides