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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2018


12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Professional Development Workshops

Workshop A
Stan: A Flexible Open-Source Platform for Bayesian Analysis
Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
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Workshop B
The Stanford Education Data Archive: Using Big Data to Study Academic Performance
Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University
Andrew D. Ho, Harvard University
Benjamin R. Shear, University of Colorado - Boulder
Erin M. Fahle, Stanford University
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Workshop C
Practical Measurement in Improvement Science
Sola Takahashi, WestEd
Jonathan Dolle, WestEd
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Workshop D
New Matching Methods for Causal Inference
Jose R. Zubizarreta, Harvard University
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Session 1

1A. Symposium
Early Childhood Education

Early Learning Network Year 1 Results: Preschool Educational Practices and Child Outcomes

Organizer: Susan Sheridan, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Characteristics and Pre-Kindergarten Gains of Children Living in Rural Areas
Irina Mokrova*, Margaret Burchinal, Mary Bratsch-Hines, & Ellen Peisner-Feinberg, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

How Does Quality of Curricular Implementation Support Low-Income Children's Skill
Meghan P. McCormick* & Michelle Maier, MDRC, Christina Weiland, University of Michigan, and JoAnn Hsueh, MDRC

Understanding the Effects of Classroom Processes on Child Outcomes in Pre-Kindergarten
Robert Pianta*, Virginia Vitiello, Jessica Whittaker, & Erik Ruzek, University of Virginia

Classroom Quality and Classroom Network Structure Predicting Student Outcomes
Jessica Logan*, Kelly Purtell, Tzu-Jung Lin, & Laura Justice, Ohio State University

Discussant: Carol Connor, University of California - Irvine
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1B. Symposium
Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

The Effects of Digital Curriculum in the Classroom: Rigorous Evidence from Three Digital Math Programs

Organizer: Jordan Rickles, American Institutes for Research
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Efficacy of an Integrated Core Digital Curriculum for Elementary School Mathematics
Mingyu Feng*, Corinne Singleton, & Nicole Shechtman, SRI International, and Jeremy Roschelle, Digital Promise

Extra Support for At-Risk Ninth Graders: An Efficacy Study of a Double Dose Algebra I Digital Curriculum
Kirk Walters*, Rachel Garrett, Dioni Garcia-Piriz, Rui Yang, Jen Ford, & Melissa Yisak, American Institutes for Research

The Effect of TenMarks Math on Student Achievement
Jordan Rickles*, Kirk Walters, Ryan Williams, John Meakin, & Dong Hoon Lee, American Institutes for Research

Discussant: John Pane, RAND
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1C. Panel
Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

Learning Together: Building Evidence to Close the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth

Moderator: Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
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David Fein, Abt Associates

Rebecca Baelen, University of Pennsylvania

Garrett Warfield, Year Up


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1D. Symposium
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

Informing Practice through Research: Lessons from Four Research-Practice Partnerships

Organizer: Rachel Cole, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
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Getting Started: Specifying the Theory of Action and Fidelity of Implementation Measures to Guide Program Improvement
Cheri Fancsali, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Coaching Logs: A Tool for Informing, Grounding, and Reflecting on Pilot Year Implementation
Rachel Cole*, Research Alliance for New York City Schools, Lauren B. Goldenberg, David Braslow, & Andrew Fletcher, New York City Department of Education

Putting Research to Use: Identifying Positive Deviants for a Network Improvement Community
Lisa Merrill, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Informing Program Implementation through Research: Lessons from an Evaluation of a College Readiness Program
Adriana Villavicencio, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Discussant: Kylie Klein, Consortium on Chicago School Research
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1E. Research ↔ Practice at the National Level

Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best-Evidence Synthesis
Amanda Inns* & Cynthia Lake, Johns Hopkins University, Marta Pellegrini, University of Florence, Italy, and Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University

How Can a Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents' Educational Outcomes Influence Policy?
Jessica Harding*, Jean Knab, Kevin Kelly, Diana McCallum, & Dara Lee Luca, Mathematica Policy Research

Collaborative Solutions for Reaching the Whole Child: The State of the Research on Integrated Student Supports
Kris Moore*, Hannah Lantos, Rebecca Jones, Ann Schindler, Jon Belford, & Vanessa Sacks, Child Trends

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1F. Symposium
Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Continuing Impacts of Early College High Schools

Organizer: Corinne Alfeld, Institute of Education Sciences
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The Impacts, Costs and Benefits of Early Colleges
Julie Edmunds*, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Fatih Unlu, RAND, Elizabeth Glennie, RTI International, and Tiffany Tsai, RAND

Early College High Schools at Scale: Probing Impacts and Generalizability with a Quasi-Experiment Benchmarked Against a Randomized Controlled Trial
Douglas L. Lauen*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Fatih Unlu, RAND, and Sarah Crittendon Fuller, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Longer-Term Impacts of Early College High Schools: Findings from an Efficacy Follow-Up Study
Mengli Song & Krissy Zeiser*, American Institutes for Research

Effects of Dual-Credit Enrollment and Early College High School on Utah Public Education
Richard Haskell, Sr, Westminster College

Discussant: Joel Vargas, Jobs for the Future
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1G. Symposium
Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts & Early Childhood Education

How NGO's in Conflict-Affected Countries Develop and Use Evidence on the Efficacy of Social- Emotional Learning Interventions

Organizer: Stephanie Jones, Harvard University
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The Evolution of a Model to Improve Children's Learning and Social-Emotional Skills in Crisis Contexts
Jennifer Sklar* & Jamie Weiss-Yagoda, International Rescue Committee

Assessing the Quality of Implementation of Non-Formal Education Programming for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon: Lessons from a Research/practice Partnership
Carly Tubbs Dolan*, New York University, Autumn Brown & Samer Houshaimi, International Rescue Committee, and J. Lawrence Aber, New York University

Evidence for Educational Intervention Effectiveness and Quality in Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon, and Niger
Lindsay Brown*, New York University, Jeannie Annan, International Rescue Committee, Ha Yeon Kim, Carly Tubbs Dolan, & J. Lawrence Aber, New York University

Discussant: Celine Domitrovich, Pennsylvania State University
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1H. Symposium
Research Methods

Pilot Studies of Educational Interventions: How to Conduct Them and What We Can Learn from Them

Organizer: Robert Olsen, George Washington University
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The Nonuse, Misuse, and Proper Use of Pilot Studies in Education Research
Elizabeth A. Stuart*, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Erik Westlund, University of Iowa

To Pilot or Not to Pilot: What We Learned from i3 about Evaluation Readiness
Beth Boulay, Abt Associates

What Can We Learn from Small Pilots Conducted by School Districts? Lessons from the Ed Tech RCE Coach
Alexandra Resch, Mathematica Policy Research

Discussant: Anne Ricciuti, U.S. Department of Education
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1I. Research Methods
Estimating Treatment Effects in Complex Data

Design-Based Estimators for Average Treatment Effects for Multi-Armed RCTs
Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research

Quantile Regression Formulated as a Bayesian Ordered Latent Normal Model
Elizabeth Washbrook* & Harvey Goldstein, University of Bristol, and James Carpenter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Practical Methods for Uncertainty in Bounds
Peng Ding & Avi Feller*, University of California - Berkeley, and Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Estimating Causal Effects with Zero-Inflated Outcomes
Luis F. Campos*, Lo-Hua Yuan, & Luke W. Miratrix, Harvard University, and Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Welcome & Hedges Lecture

Andrew Gelman
Higgins Professor of Statistics
Director, Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University



7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Reception

Sponsor:AIR



THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2018



8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Session 2

2A. Symposium
Early Childhood Education

Chicago School Readiness Project: Unpacking the Long-Run Effects of an Early Childhood Intervention

Organizer: Tyler Watts, New York University
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Estimating the Long-Run Impacts of the Chicago School Readiness Project
Tyler W. Watts*, Jill Gandhi, & C. Cybele Raver, New York University

Examining Social-Emotional Skills as a Mechanism in Explaining the Long-Term Impacts of Early Childhood Intervention: Evidence from the Chicago School Readiness Project
Dana McCoy*, Kathryn Gonzalez, & Stephanie Jones, Harvard University

Getting In: The Influence of Early Intervention on Later Selection into Higher-Performing Schools
Deanna A. Ibrahim*, Tyler W. Watts, Jill Gandhi, Alaa Khader, & C. Cybele Raver, New York University

Discussant: Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago
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2B. Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education
Impacting PK-12 Schools: Innovations in Leadership, Instruction & Assessment

The Promise of Supplemental Instruction to Support Academic Language for Upper Elementary ELs
Rebecca Silverman* & Anna Hartranft, University of Maryland, Patrick Proctor, Boston College, and Jeffrey Harring, University of Maryland

Examining Post-Intervention Effects of a Randomly-Assigned School Leadership Professional Development Intervention
Robert Shand*, Roger Goddard, & Yvonne Goddard, Ohio State University

A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of Descubriendo La Lectura (DLL)
Trisha Borman*, American Institutes for Research, Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, So Jung Park, Patricia Garcia-Arena, & Bo Zhu, American Institutes for Research

Examining the Validity of Observation Scores of Special Education Teachers in High-Stakes Teacher Evaluation Systems
Nathan Jones*, Boston University, Courtney Bell, Educational Testing Service, Mary Brownell, University of Florida, and Yi Qi, Educational Testing Service

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2C. Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies
Collaborative Research as a Team Sport: Designs, Principles and Approaches within Research-Practice

In Pursuit of Evidence: Lessons from the Study of Researcher Dissemination and Practitioner Search
Elizabeth Farley-Ripple* & Horatio Blackman, University of Delaware

Use of Design Based Implementation Research to Redesign Secondary Courses to Improve Higher Order Thinking and Content Learning in Biology and US History for Underperforming Adolescents
Ellen Schiller, SRI International, Jose Blackorby*, CAST, Xin Wei, SRI International, Jan Bulgren, University of Kansas, Kathryn Morrison & Tejaswini Tiruke, SRI International

Goals and Challenges of Research-Practice Partnerships for Improvement Efforts
Kristen Davidson*, Caitlin Farrell, Melia Repko-Erwin, & William Penuel, University of Colorado - Boulder, Heather Hill & Corinne Herlihy, Harvard University

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2D. Symposium
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

University-Agency Partnerships to Strengthen Preschool: Four Examples of Improving Preschool at Scale

Organizer: Pamela Morris, New York University
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A University-District Partnership to Support NYCs Pre-K for All: Embedding Rigor Inside a Scaled-Up System
Pamela Morris*, New York University, Josh Wallack, New York City Department of Education, Rachel Abenavoli, Natalia Rojas, & Elise Cappella, New York University

Addressing Rigor and Timeliness Tensions in a Research-Practice Partnership in the Boston Public Schools
Christina Weiland*, University of Michigan, and Jason Sachs, Boston Public Schools

Developing a Collaborative Research Agenda among Three Connecticut Communities
Michael Strambler*, Yale School of Medicine, Clare W. Irwin, Education Development Center, George A. Coleman, Cooperative Educational Services, and Joanna L. Meyer, Yale School of Medicine

Building the Infrastructure: Leveraging Research Partnerships to Improve and Scale an Instructional Leadership Professional Development Program
Maia Connors*, Debra Pacchiano, & Eleni Manos, Ounce of Prevention Fund, and Heather L. Horsley, California State University - Fresno

Discussant: Robert Pianta, University of Virginia
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Discussant: Caroline Ebanks, Institute of Education Sciences
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2E. Symposium
Research ↔ Practice at the National Level

Issues in Accountability Testing: State Standards, Alternate Assessments, and Opting Out

Organizer: Benjamin Shear, University of Colorado - Boulder
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Opt Out in U.S. School Districts
Erin M. Fahle*, Sean F. Reardon, & Sam Trejo, Stanford University

Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Special Education Testing Accommodations
Tamara Gilkes* & Ericka Weathers, Stanford University

Trends in State Proficiency Standards in the Common Core Era
Benjamin R. Shear*, University of Colorado - Boulder, Andrew D. Ho, Harvard University, Sean F. Reardon & Erin M. Fahle, Stanford University

Trends in Within-State Achievement Inequality in the Common Core Era
Sean F. Reardon* & Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Stanford University

Discussant: David Quinn, University of Southern California
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2F. Symposium
Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Closing the Postsecondary Success Gap with Multifaceted Supports: Findings from Impact Evaluations of Four Comprehensive Programs

Organizer: Stacy Kehoe, Education Northwest
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Dell Scholars Program
Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh, Benjamin L. Castleman, University of Virginia, Stacy Kehoe*, Education Northwest, and Gumi A. Sahadewo, Universitas Gadjah Mada

CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)
Michael Weiss*, Alyssa Ratledge, & Colleen Sommo, MDRC

Future Connect at Portland Community College
Michelle Hodara*, Elizabeth Ghandi, & Sun Young Yoon, Education Northwest

Detroit Promise Path
Alyssa Ratledge & Michael Weiss*, MDRC

Discussant: Michael Hurwitz, College Board
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2G. Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts & Early Childhood Education
Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Early Grade Outcomes: Evidence from Four Countries

Efficacy of Numeracy Themed Read Aloud Activity to Boost Literacy and Numeracy in Development Contexts: Evidence from Northern Nigeria
Wael Moussa*, Nurudeen Lawal, & Emily Koester, FHI 360

Evaluation of Amazonía Lee Reading Intervention in Peru
Larissa Campuzano, Camila Fernandez, Steve Glazerman, Nancy Murray*, Julieta Lugo-Gil, & Ivonne Padilla, Mathematica Policy Research

Evaluation of the Leer Juntos, Aprender Juntos Early Grade Reading Intervention in Peru and Guatemala
Julieta Lugo-Gil*, Nancy Murray, Steven Glazerman, Camila Fernandez, & Larissa Campuzano, Mathematica Policy Research

The Impact of the Mobile Pedagogical Tutors: Evidence from an RCT in Rural Mexico
Ciro Avitabile* & Alonso Sanchez, World Bank

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2H. Symposium
Research Methods

Improving the Design of STEM Impact Studies: Considerations for Statistical Power

Organizer: Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University
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Investigating Science Teacher Effect Sizes for A Priori Power Analyses
Susan M. Kowalski*, Joseph A. Taylor, & Karen M. Askinas, BSCS, Dustin Anderson, William P. Maddix, Qian Wang, & Qi Zhang, Western Michigan University

Estimates of IntraClass Correlation and Outcome-Covariate Correlations for Teacher Outcomes in Evaluations of Math and Science Interventions
Fatih Unlu*, RAND, Joseph A. Taylor, BSCS, Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University, Carl Westine, University North Carolina - Charlotte, and Brent Anderson, RAND

An Investigation of Design and Statistical Power for Planning Cluster Randomized Trials with Student and Teacher Outcomes
Qi Zhang* & Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University, and Fatih Unlu, RAND

Discussant: Cristofer Price, Abt Associates
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2I. Research Methods
Post-Random Assignment Models: Fidelity, Attrition, Mediation & More

Chair: Wendy Chan, University of Pennsylvania

Social Network Mediation Models
Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland - College Park

Estimation Methods for Cluster Randomized Trials with Noncompliance
Luke Keele*, Georgetown University, and Hyunseung Kang, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Leveraging Fidelity Data to Making Sense of Impact Results: Informing Practice through Research
Andrew Jaciw* & Thanh Nguyen, Empirical Education

Theory Vs Practice of Mastery Learning in the Cognitive Tutor: Principal Stratification on a Latent Variable
Adam Sales*, University of Texas, and John Pane, RAND

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Session 3

3A. Early Childhood Education

Spillover Effects in Early Childhood Professional Development
Kathryn Gonzalez, Harvard University

Two-Generation Education Interventions for Low-Income Mothers and Their Young Children
Elise Chor, Temple University

Learning at Home: Informing Large-Scale Practice Through a National Survey and Qualitative Study
Megan Silander*, Education Development Center, Claire Christensen, Todd Grindal, & Kea Anderson, SRI International, Naomi Hupert, Education Development Center, and Phil Vahey, SRI International

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3B. Invited Panel
Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

Utilizing Improvement Science to Strengthen an Urban Teacher Residency Program

Moderator: Sarah Cohen, National Center for Teacher Residencies
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BreAnna Evans-Santiago, California State University - Bakersfield

Brandon Ware, Bakersfield City School District

Holly Gonzales, California State University - Bakersfield


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3C. Invited Panel
Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

From Huddle to Handoff: Planning for Agency Independence in a Post Research-Practice Partnership World

Moderator: Matthew Lenard, Wake County Public Schools
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Kylie Klein, Consortium on Chicago School Research

Julie Reed Kochanek, American Institutes for Research

Tonya E. Wolford, School District of Philadelphia


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3D. Panel
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

Opportunities and Challenges in State-Level Research Partnerships of Scaling Up: Lessons from Tennessee and North Carolina

Moderator: John Papay, Brown University
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Ellen Goldring, Vanderbilt University

Laura Booker, Tennessee Department of Education

Gary Henry, Vanderbilt University


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3E. Panel
Research ↔ Practice at the National Level

Strategies for Increasing the Utility of Research

Moderator: Paula Arce-Trigatti, Rice University
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Julie Riordan, Education Development Center

Carrie Scholz, American Institutes for Research

Jason Snipes, WestEd

Barbara Foorman, Florida State University


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3F. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Minimum Wage and Community College Enrollment
Chang Hyung Lee, University of California - Santa Barbara

College Engagement as a Mediator of Psychosocial Outcomes in a College Transition Program
W. Edward Chi*, University of Southern California, Minjeong Jeon, University of California - Los Angeles, Elizabeth S. Y. Park, Tatiana Melguizo, & Adrianna Kezar, University of Southern California

Increasing Degree Attainment of Low-Income Community College Students: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Kelly Hallberg* & Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago

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3I. Research Methods
Treatment Effect Generalizability & Heterogeneity: New Methods

Chair: Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University

Bounding Approaches for Generalization
Wendy Chan, University of Pennsylvania

Using Covariates to Detect Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Multisite Trials
Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Sensitivity Analysis for an Unobserved Moderator in Trial-to-Target-Population Generalization of Treatment Effects
Benjamin Ackerman*, Trang Qunyh Nguyen, & Elizabeth A Stuart, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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12:15 PM - 1:45 PM: Women in Quantitative Methodology
Sponsor: American Institues for Research

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Career Forum
The Career Forum provides an opportunity for individuals to meet with leading research firms.
Each firm will host an informational session over lunch.
Firms will review CVs and may elect to schedule initial screening interviews. Career Forum sponsors will have exhibits on the Ballroom level of the Fairmont for the duration of the conference.
The reception following the Poster Session on Friday afternoon provides another opportunity
to interact with representatives of CF sponsors.

Career Forum Sponsors:

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Session 4

4A. Early Childhood Education

Chair: Elise Cappella, New York University

Putting "Pre" in "School": The Institutionalization of Preschool in Elementary Schools
Michael Little, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Within-And Between-School Contributions to Black-White Test Score Gap Changes during School and Summer Vacation: Evidence of the Effects of Differential School Quality by Race
David Quinn, University of Southern California

Using a Multi-Method Approach to Examine the Reliability and Validity of Surveys Measuring Early Education Organizational Conditions
Stacy B. Ehrlich, Consortium on Chicago School Research, Debra M. Pacchiano, Amanda G. Stein*, & Maureen Wagner, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Sangyoon Park & Beth Frank, Consortium on Chicago School Research

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4B. Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

The Effects of Increasing the Number of Observations Per Teacher on Student Achievement
Seth Hunter, Vanderbilt University

New Experimental Results on Data-Driven Instruction: Using Formative and Summative Assessments to Improve Early Grade Reading and Math
Sarah Liuzzi*, Steven Glazerman, Nancy Murray, & Irina Cheban, Mathematica Policy Research

Impacts of the Ongoing Assessment Project on Teachers and Students
Jonathan Supovitz* & Robert Nathenson, University of Pennsylvania

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4C. Panel
Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

How States Work with Districts to Use Evidence Under the ESSA

Moderator: Sylvie Hale, REL West
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Sara Kerr, Results for America, and Lenay Dunn, REL West

Sean Ross, Arizona Department of Education

Sonja Robertson, Mississippi Department of Education, and Laurie Lee, REL Southeast

Lori Dolezal, State of Vermont Agency of Education


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4D. Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations
University-Based Collaborations to Improve Students' Post-Secondary Outcomes

The Effect of Early Undergraduate Research Experiences on STEM Degree Attainment
Paulette Vincent-Ruz*, Lindsay Page, & Christian D. Schunn, University of Pittsburgh

Machine Learning Guided Evaluation of a College Program for Under-Prepared Students
Julian Hsu*, College Board, Wei Ai & William J. Gehring, University of Michigan

EASEing Students into College: The Impact of Multidimensional Support for Underprepared Students
Sabrina Solanki*, Di Xu, Peter McPartlan, & Brian Sato, University of California - Irvine

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4E. Research ↔ Practice at the National Level
Research on Research Use: Views from K-12 and Postsecondary Education

The Influence (or Not) of Educational Effectiveness Research on School-Based Decisions about Policy and Practice
Henry May*, Sara Grajeda, Horatio Blackman, Rui Wang, Akisha Jones, & Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, University of Delaware

What Counts as Research Evidence? How Educational Leaders' Reports of the Research They Use Compare to ESSA Guidelines
Kristen Davidson*, William Penuel, & Caitlin Farrell, University of Colorado - Boulder

Advancing Minority Gifted Identification: Final Results from a Randomized Trial of Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow
Angel L. Harris, Duke University, Darryl V. Hill, Fulton County Schools, and Matthew A. Lenard*, Wake County Public Schools

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4I. Research Methods
Tricky Problems in the Planning of Experiments

Rerandomization to Improve Baseline Balance in Educational Experiments
Kari Lock Morgan*, Pennsylvania State University, Anna Saavedra, University of Southern California, and Amie Rapaport, Gibson Consulting Group

Asymdystopia: The Threat of Small Biases in Evaluations of Education Interventions That Need to Be Powered to Detect Small Impacts
John Deke, Mathematica Policy Research, Thomas Wei*, Institute of Education Sciences, and Tim Kautz, Mathematica Policy Research

Suspect Research and Policy Costs
Jacob Schauer, Northwestern University

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Session 5 Poster Session
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level

5A. Early Childhood Education

Predictors of First Graders' Arithmetic Strategy Choices
Ally Patterson* & Robert Pasnak, George Mason University

Off-Task Behavior in Kindergarten
Lillie Moffett* & Frederick J Morrison, University of Michigan

Longitudinal Profiles of Parent-Child Book Reading: Associations with Family Background and Academic Achievement
Nicole Hayes, Mater Research Institute - University of Queensland, and Donna Berthelsen*, Queensland University of Technology

Who Participates in QRIS? Comparing Center Characteristics and Improvement Activities
Jennifer K. Duer* & Jade M. Jenkins, University of California - Irvine, and Maia C. Connors, Ounce of Prevention Fund

Teacher/Child Question Use During Shared Reading
Jill Pentimonti*, American Institutes for Research, Tricia Zucker, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Ryan Bowles, Michigan State University, Sherine Tambyraja & Laura Justice, Ohio State University

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5B. Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

A Multi-State Study Investigating the Generalizability of a Schema-Based Instructional Approach to Proportional Problem Solving
Asha K. Jitendra*, Michael R. Harwell, Stacy R. Karl, Soo-hyun Im, & Susan C. Slater, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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5C. Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

The Effect of Gender Stereotypes and Congruence in Principal Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness
Kurtis Jensen* & Eli Jones, University of Missouri

Development of a District Capacity Assessment to Drive Implementation Fidelity
Caryn Sabourin Ward*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Jennifer Coffey, U.S. Department of Education, and Dean Fixsen, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

From Special Education to Higher Education: A Community College-High School Collaboration to Promote College Readiness and Retention for Students with Disabilities
Christina Cipriano*, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Linda Lopez, Karen Ellis, & Patricia Schwetz, Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Genette Alvarez-Ortiz, Maria Conzatti, & Molly Ludmar, Nassau Community College

Using Archival Data to Close the Research-to-Practice Gap: Findings from Project CIFOR
Brian Gearin*, University of Oregon, Chris Doabler, University of Texas - Austin, Michael Stoolmiller, Michigan State University, Scott Baker, Southern Methodist University, and Nancy Nelson, University of Oregon

Evaluating the Effectiveness of District-Charter Collaboration in New York City: A Research-Practice Partnership
Jamie Litt*, Gwen Fishel, & April Gariepy, New York City Department of Education

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5D. Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

Efficacy of a Tier 2 Integers Module for Struggling Students
Diane Pedrotty Bryant* & Brian R. Bryant, University of Texas - Austin

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5F. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Schools, Teachers, and the Civic Development of American Youth: Engaging Students and Improving Knowledge and Skills in the Social Studies
Corey Savage, Michigan State University

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5H. Research Methods

Adequacy of Social Science Registries to Meet the Needs of Educational Research
Dustin Anderson, Western Michigan University

Replication in Education Research
Jacob Schauer, Northwestern University

Improved Generalizability through Improved Recruitment: Lessons Learned from a Large-Scale Randomized Trial
Bryan Matlen*, WestEd, and Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University

Improving Computational Efficiency of Treatment and Control Match Generation in Optmatch
Adam Rauh* & Ben Hansen, University of Michigan

Effects of Propensity Score Overlap on the Estimates of Treatment Effects
Yating Zheng* & Laura Stapleton, University of Maryland - College Park

Generation of Synthetic Schools to Examine Effect of Reading Intervention
Tim Lycurgus, University of Michigan

Strategies for Evaluating Curricular Interventions Using the Experience Sampling Method
Christopher Klager* & Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University

Trimming of Multiple-Group Propensity Score Inverse Weights: Implications for Covariate Balance and Treatment Effect Estimation
Diego Luna-Bazaldua*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and Laura M. O'Dwyer, Boston College

A New Teacher-Based Assessment of Preschoolers' Patterning Skills
Erica L. Zippert*, Abbey M. Loehr, & Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Vanderbilt University

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Poster Reception
Colonnade - Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level



FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2018



8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Session 6

6A. Symposium
Early Childhood Education

Leveraging the Community-Based Health Platform: Participation and Engagement in Early School Readiness Models

Organizer: Elizabeth B. Miller, New York University
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Effects of Parent Participation on Intervention Impacts on Child Socioemotional Development
Caitlin Canfield*, Adriana Weisleder, Carolyn B. Cates, Anne Seery, Benard Dreyer, Caroline Raak, & Alan L. Mendelsohn, New York University School of Medicine

Factors That Discriminate Intervention Response to the Family Check-Up: Family and Neighborhood Risk
Daniel S. Shaw*, University of Pittsburgh, William E. Pelham III, Arizona State University, Stephanie L. Sitnick, Caldwell College, Thomas J. Dishion, Arizona State University, and Melvin N. Wilson, University of Virginia

Predictors of Participation in SMART Beginnings: A Randomized, Tiered Model of Intervention
Elizabeth B. Miller*, New York University, Caitlin Canfield & Alan L. Mendelsohn, New York University School of Medicine, Pamela A. Morris, New York University, Daniel S. Shaw & SMART Beginnings Team, University of Pittsburgh

Discussant: Stephanie M. Jones, Harvard University
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6B. Symposium
Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

Providing Performance Feedback to Teachers and Principals: Implementation and Impact Findings from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial

Organizer: Jordan Rickles, American Institutes for Research
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Performance Measurement and Feedback: Implementation Findings for Teacher Classroom Practice
Jordan Rickles*, Andrew Wayne, Michael Garet, Seth Brown, Mengli Song, & David Manzeske, American Institutes for Research

Performance Measurement and Feedback: Implementation Findings for Teacher Value Added
Seth Brown*, Andrew Wayne, Michael Garet, Mengli Song, Jordan Rickles, & David Manzeske, American Institutes for Research

Performance Measurement and Feedback: Implementation Findings for Principal Leadership
Andrew Wayne*, Michael Garet, Seth Brown, Mengli Song, Jordan Rickles, & David Manzeske, American Institutes for Research

Providing Performance Feedback to Teachers and Principals: Impact on Educator Practice and Student Achievement
Mengli Song*, Michael Garet, Andrew Wayne, Seth Brown, Jordan Rickles, & David Manzeske, American Institutes for Research

Discussant: Andy Sokatch, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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6C. Symposium
Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

Stepping Up to Scale Evidence-Based Technology Programs and Practices for Students with Disabilities

Organizer: Fatima Terrazas Arellanes, University of Oregon
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Conducting Rigorous and Realistic Studies of KinderTEK IPad Math Implementation
Mari Strand Cary*, Lina Shanley, & Patrick Kennedy, University of Oregon

NumberShire Integrated Tutor System: Supporting Enhanced Implementation of a First Grade, Game-Based Math Intervention for Students with Learning Disabilities
Nancy J. Nelson*, Lina Shanley, Hank Fien, Christian T. Doabler, & Ben Clarke, University of Oregon

Project ESCOLAR: Research to Practice in Local Educational Agencies through Online Science Units
Fatima Terrazas-Arellanes*, University of Oregon, Alejandro Gallard, Georgia Southern University, and Lisa Striker, University of Oregon

Scaling-Up EnvisionIT: A Model for Teaching 21st Century Literacy Skills to Students with Disabilities
Margo V. Izzo* & Alexa Murray, The OSU Nisonger Center

Discussant: Kristen Rhoads, Office of Special Education Programs
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6E. Panel
Research ↔ Practice at the National Level & Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts

From Randomized Evaluations to Policy Influence: Insights from the Dominican Republic, India, and Zambia

Moderator: John Floretta, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
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Chris Neilson, Princeton University

Devyani Pershad, Pratham

Alejandro Ganimian, New York University


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6F. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Social-Emotional Learning, Special Education Referral, and Grade Retention from Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade: Long-Term Effects of Early Intervention on Policy-Relevant Outcomes
E. Parham Horn*, New York University, Meghan McCormick, MDRC, Erin O'Connor, Hope White, Samantha Harding, Elise Cappella, & Sandee McClowry, New York University

Can the Impacts of a Brief Middle-School Self-Affirmation Intervention Be Sustained Into High School?
Geoffrey Borman*, Garret Hall, & Yeseul Choi, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Impacts of a Growth Mindset Intervention on 9th Grade Achievement in a Nationally Probability Sample
David S. Yeager, University of Texas - Austin, Paul Hanselman*, University of California - Irvine, and Sophia Yang Hooper, University of Texas - Austin

Pathways to Success: Developing and Testing a Scalable Identity-Based Motivation Intervention in the Classroom
Nicholas Sorensen*, American Institutes for Research, Daphna Oyserman, University of Southern California, Ryan Eisner & Nicholas Yoder, American Institutes for Research, and Eric Horowitz, University of Southern California

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6G. Symposium
Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts

Improving Educational Quality and Learning Outcomes in Ghana: Evidence from Three Randomized Control Trials

Organizer: Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania
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Evaluating the Fast-Track Transformational Teacher Training in Ghana: Improving Kindergarten Quality through Enhanced Pre-Service Teacher Training
Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania

The Supports and Barriers Teachers in Resource-Poor Communities Face in Effectively Implementing Interventions: Ghana as a Case Study
Kate Schwartz*, Elise Cappella, & Marc Scott, New York University, Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania, J. Lawrence Aber, New York University, and Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania

Food for Thought? Experimental Evidence on the Educational Impacts of the Ghana School Feeding Program
Elisabetta Aurino*, Imperial College London, Clement Adamba, University of Ghana, Aulo Gelli, International Food Policy Research Institute, Isaac Osei-Akoto, University of Ghana, and Harold Alderman, International Food Policy Research Institute

Discussant: David Seidenfeld, American Institutes for Research
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6H. Symposium
Research Methods

Towards a Reproducibility Framework

Organizer: Vivian Wong, University of Virginia
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Improving the Science in Replication Sciences
Vivian C. Wong*, University of Virginia, and Peter M. Steiner, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Replication and Robustness in Educational Research
Mimi Engel*, University of Colorado - Boulder, Amy Claessens, University of Chicago, and Sarah Kabourek, Vanderbilt University

Open Science for Education Science: Toward Transparent, Reproducible Workflows for Intervention Research
Sean Grant, RAND

Discussant: Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University
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6I. Symposium
Research Methods

Valid Causal Inference in Single-Site and Multi-Site Studies: Lessons for Analysts

Organizer: Guanglei Hong, University of Chicago
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Estimating the Average Treatment Effect in Multi-Site Randomized Trials When Sample Sizes Are Endogenous and Treatment Effects Vary
Stephen W. Raudenbush* & Daniel Schwartz, University of Chicago

A Template for Multi-Site Causal Mediation Analysis
Xu Qin* & Guanglei Hong, University of Chicago, Jonah Deutsch, Mathematica Policy Research, and Edward Bein, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Weighting-Based Approach to Sensitivity Analysis in Single- and Multi-Site Studies
Guanglei Hong* & Xu Qin, University of Chicago, and Fan Yang, University of Colorado - Denver

Discussant: Luke Miratrix, Harvard University
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Keynote Address
Ruth Neild
Director, Philadelphia Education Research Consortium
Research for Action

Introduction: Neal Finkelstein, Spring 2018 Program Chair


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch

Sponsor:Wested


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Session 7

7A. Panel
Early Childhood Education & Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships and Kindergarten Entry Assessments

Moderator: Jill Bowdon, American Institutes for Research
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Ashley Pierson, Education Northwest

Katie Dahlke, American Institutes for Research


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7B. Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

Instructional Practice and Student Achievement: Validating a Contemporary Classroom Walkthrough Tool
Dale L. Cusumano, National Implementation Research Network, Matthew Lenard*, Wake County Public Schools, Angela Preston & Caryn S. Ward, National Implementation Research Network

Understanding the Building Blocks of On-the-Job Teacher Education: The Role of Physical Proximity in Work-Related Social Ties Among School Staff
Matthew Shirrell*, George Washington University, James P. Spillane, Northwestern University, and Tracy M. Sweet, University of Maryland

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Full-Time School Program in Mexico
Diego Luna-Bazaldua*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and Pablo Velazquez-Villa, Mexicanos Primero

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7C. Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies & Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts
Will They Stay or Will They Go? Experimental Impacts of Teacher Accountability Systems and Practices

Chair: Andrew Rice, Education Analytics

Does Video Technology Improve the Classroom Observation Process? Results from a Randomized Experiment
David Blazar*, University of Maryland - College Park, Thomas J. Kane & Daniel Thal, Harvard University

Teacher Accountability Reforms and the Supply of New Teachers
Matthew A. Kraft*, Brown University, Eric Brunner & Shaun Dougherty, University of Connecticut, and David Schwegman, Syracuse University

The Dire Role of Program Design and Fidelity of Implementation: Lessons From a Large-Scale On-Site Teacher Training Program
Sandra Garcia* & Arturo Harker, Universidad de los Andes, Maria Figueroa, Universidad Externado, Santiago Gómez-Echeverry & Maria Paula Rojas, Universidad de los Andes

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7D. Panel
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

How Does One "Build Practitioner Capacity" to Use Evidence When the Practitioners Are Researchers?

Moderator: Paula Arce-Trigatti, National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
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Norma Ming, San Francisco Unified School District

Joy Lesnick, School District of Philadelphia

Matthew Linick, Cleveland Metropolitan School District


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7F. Panel
Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Three Comprehensive College Transition Programs: Practitioner and Researcher Perspectives

Moderator: Jennifer Keup, University of South Carolina
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Patrick A. Lapid, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Diana Strumbos, CUNY

Tatiana Melguizo, University of Southern California


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7H. Panel
Research Methods

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: What Does Pre-Registration of Studies Actually Look Like in Practice?

Moderator: Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University

Rob Ochsendorf, National Science Foundation

Hunter Gehlbach, University of California - Santa Barbara


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7I. Research Methods
New Developments in Cost-Effectiveness Trials

Chair: Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research

Power Analysis for Three Level Blocked Randomized Cost Effectiveness Trials
Wei Li*, University of Alabama, Nianbo Dong, University of Missouri, and Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania

Designing Research on Costs within Randomized Field Trials
A. Brooks Bowden, North Carolina State University

Applying Generalizability Index Method to Examine the Representativeness of Cost Study Samples
Anyi Wang & Atsuko Muroga*, Columbia University, and A. Brooks Bowden, North Carolina State University

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Session 8

8A. Early Childhood Education & Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts

Evaluating the Efficacy of a Learning Trajectory for Early Shape Composition
Douglas H. Clements* & Julie Sarama, University of Denver, Arthur J. Baroody, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, and David J. Purpura, Purdue University

Understanding the Cognitive Deficits Related to Mathematics Difficulties: A Meta-Analysis
Peng Peng, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Young Children and Digital Media: Examining Impact through Three RCTs
Naomi Hupert*, Megan Silander, & Regan Vidiksis, Education Development Center, Phil Vahey, SRI International, and Shelley Pasnik, Education Development Center

Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis
Marta Pellegrini*, University of Florence, Italy, Cynthia Lake, Amanda Inns, & Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University

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8B. Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies
Don't Judge an App by Its Icon: Experimental Evidence from Literacy Interventions

Chair: James Kim, Harvard University

Word Learning Strategies Supplementary Curriculum: Preliminary Findings Related to Research and Practice
Kylie Flynn*, Linlin Li, & Cathy Ringstaff, WestEd

Challenges and Promise of a Vocabulary App Designed to Teach Words in Depth in English to Second Grade Hispanic English Learners
Doris Luft Baker*, Hao Ma, & Paul Polanco, Southern Methodist University

A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of Descubriendo La Lectura (DLL)
Trisha Borman*, American Institutes for Research, Geoffrey Borman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, So Jung Park, Patricia Garcia-Arena, & Bo Zhu, American Institutes for Research

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8C. Panel
Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

Putting Research into Practice in Local Education Agencies: Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities

Moderator: Elizabeth Burr, WestEd
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Marie Salazar Glowski, Connecticut Association of Schools

Judy Radford, Virginia Department of Education


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8D. Symposium
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

Project COMPASS-Using a Rigorous Evaluation to Change How a Community College Looks at Their Programs

Organizer: Julie Edmunds, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
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The Implementation of Project COMPASS
Christopher Roddenberry* & Thomas Rankin, Wake Technical Community College

The Impact of Project COMPASS
Dora Gicheva*, Julie Edmunds, Beth Thrift, Jeremy Bray, & Marie Hull, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Lessons Learned about and from Implementing an Experimental Study
Kai Wang* & Bryan K. Ryan, Wake Technical Community College

Discussant: Michael Weiss, MDRC
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8E. Invited Panel
Research ↔ Practice at the National Level

Education Effectiveness Research in the United Kingdom: A Conversation with Sir Kevan Collins, Education Endowment Foundation

Moderator: Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator podcast
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Sir Kevan Collins, Education Endowment Foundation

Ruth Neild, Philadelphia Education Research Consortium


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8F. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Impacts of Providing Information to Parents about the Role of Algebra II
Ginger Stoker* & Lynn Mellor, American Institutes for Research

Overmatched and Overperforming: The Positive Impact of Students' Placement in Late Elementary and Middle School Classrooms Where They Occupy the Bottom of the Distribution of Initial Knowledge
Brian Fitzpatrick, University of Notre Dame

Does Readiness for Eighth-Grade Algebra Matter?: A Quasi-Experimental, Multi-Site Analysis of Short- and Longer-Term Outcomes
Nicholas Sorensen* & Whitney Cade, American Institutes for Research, Marisa de la Torre, Consortium on Chicago School Research, Ryan Eisner, Kirk Walters, & Jordan Rickles, American Institutes for Research

Class Size Effects in Asia: A Multi-Cutoff Regression Discontinuity Design
Wei Li*, University of Alabama, and Spyros Konstantopoulos, Michigan State University

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8G. Symposium
Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts

Developing, Adapting, and Testing a Research- and Practiced-Based Innovation in SEL for Domestic and International Contexts

Organizer: Stephanie Jones, Harvard University
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Designing and Testing Brain Games: a New Kernel of Practice Focused on Children's Executive Function and Self-Regulation
Stephanie Jones*, Rebecca Bailey, & Sophie Barnes, Harvard University

Brain Games for Education in Emergencies: Adaptation and Implementation Findings
Rebecca Bailey*, Harvard University, Paul Frisoli, International Rescue Committee, Sophie Barnes, Randa Awada, & Sonya Tempko, Harvard University

Brain Games as a Low-Cost Targeted, Complementary Intervention: Impacts on Children's Social-Emotional Outcomes among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Ha Yeon Kim*, New York University, Rebecca Bailey, Harvard University, Serena Borsani, International Rescue Committee, Lindsay Brown & Caroline Dolan, New York University, Stephanie Jones, Harvard University, and J. Lawrence Aber, New York University

Discussant: C. Cybele Raver, New York University
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8H. Symposium
Research Methods

Prioritizing Growth But Underutilizing Growth Scales: Implications of Advances in Growth Modeling for Educational Policy and Practice

Organizer: James Soland, NWEA
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Modeling Growth by Adding Curves: The Compound Polynomial for Seasonal Time-Series
Yeow Meng Thum, NWEA

Summer Learning Loss and Student Learning Trajectories
Megan Kuhfeld, NWEA

Estimating School Value-Added Using a Student Growth Model: Implications for Practice and Policy
James Soland, NWEA

Dynamic Measurement Modeling: Using Nonlinear Growth Models to Estimate Student Learning Capacity
Denis Dumas*, University of Denver, and Daniel McNeish, Arizona State University

Discussant: Ben Shear, University of Colorado - Boulder
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8I. Research Methods
Propensity Scores, Variable Selection and Complex Data

Propensity Score Analysis with Complex Survey Data: When Treatment Effects Are Heterogeneous across Strata and Clusters
Trang Nguyen* & Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

How Conditioning on Pretests of the Outcome Removes or Even Increases Bias in Effect Estimates from Observational Data
Yongnam Kim* & Peter M. Steiner, University of Wisconsin - Madison

A New Method for Variable Selection with Random Forests in a Conditional Independence Framework
Bryan Keller* & Tianyang Zhang, Columbia University

Diminishing Propensity Score Calipers
Ben Hansen, University of Michigan

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SATURDAY MARCH 3, 2018



8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Session 9

9A. Early Childhood Education

Language Interventions for Improving the L1 and L2 Development of Dual Language Learners in Early Education and Care: A Meta-Analysis
Franziska Egert*, State Institute for Early Childhood Reserach (IFP Bayern), Steffi Sachse, PH Heidelberg, and Katarina Groth, German Youth Institute

Teaching Young Children with DLD to Produce Causal Adverbials to Within a Science Curriculum: A Single Case Design Study
Maura Curran* & Amanda Owen Van Horne, University of Delaware

Self-Regulation Predicts Both State and Trait Effects of Early Literacy
M. Paula Daneri, New York University

Impact Evaluation of Spaces to Grow or Espacios Para Crecer (EpC) in Nicaragua
Emilie Bagby*, Catalina Torrente, Virginia Poggio, Nancy Murray, Steve Glazerman, & Randall Blair, Mathematica Policy Research

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9B. Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education

A Longitudinal Study of The Impact of Attending an Inclusive STEM High School: The Case for Using Two Comparison Groups
Haiwen Wang*, SRI International, Barbara Means, Digital Promise, Viki Young & Ann House, SRI International

Strengthening the Research Base That Informs STEM Workforce Development and Curriculum Improvement Efforts: A Meta-Analysis
Kathleen Lynch*, Heather Hill, Kathryn Gonzalez, & Cynthia Pollard, Harvard University

The Impact of Remediation on Community College Students' STEM Intent Using Regression Discontinuity Analysis
Rosalia Zarate, Stanford University

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9C. Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

The Big Problem with Little Interruptions: How External Intrusions Disrupt Classroom Learning
Matthew Kraft* & Manuel Monti-Nassbaum, Brown University

Effective SEL Programs for Student Behavior
Elizabeth Kim*, Johns Hopkins University, Eunkyoung Park, Iowa State University, and Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University

Making the Most of School Vacation: A Field Experiment of Small Group Instruction
Beth Schueler, Harvard University

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9D. Panel
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

What Matters for District Learning? Exploring the Conditions That Lead to Greater Use of Research in Two Research-Practice Partnerships

Moderator: Paula Arce-Trigatti, National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
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Caitlin Farrell, University of Colorado - Boulder

Kyle Fagan, REL Midwest

Carl Frederick, Wisconsin Department of Instruction

Erin Henrick, Vanderbilt University


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9E. Panel
Research ↔ Practice at the National Level

Informing Improvement: Strengthening the Use, Utility and Value of Program Evaluations

Moderator: Ash Vasudeva, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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Norma Ming, San Francisco Unified School District

David Silver, RTI International

Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation


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9G. Panel
Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Research-Practice Partnerships to Improve Community College Student Success: A New Wave of Developmental Education Research

Moderator: Michelle Hodara, Education Northwest
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Phillip Herman, REL Pacific

Shouping Hu, Florida State University

Jessica Brathwaite, Community College Research Center


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9H. Panel
Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts & Early Childhood Education

Bringing New Tools to Evidence-Based Early Childhood Practices and Programs in Global Contexts

Moderator: Kimberly Boller, Mathematica Policy Research
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Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, University of Virginia

MaryCatherine Arbour, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Candace Miller, Mathematica Policy Research


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9I. Research Methods
The Nuts & Bolts of Data Collection and Interpretation

Chair: A. Brooks Bowden, North Carolina State University

Variation in Motivational Appeals to Survey Completion: Lessons from a Randomized Experiment with Teachers
Robert Nathenson* & Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania

Translating Standardized Education Program Effects into More Interpretable Metrics
Matthew Baird* & John Pane, RAND

Building Survey Methodology Rigor in Education Agencies
Jill Walston, American Institutes for Research

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

10A. Symposium
Early Childhood Education & Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts

Rigorous and Relevant: Research to Inform Early Childhood Education Practices in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Organizer: Lauren Pisani, Save the Children
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Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial and Process Evaluation of the Youth Leaders for Early Childhood Assuring Children Are Prepared for School (LEAPS) Program in Rural Pakistan
Angelica Ponguta, Yale University

Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Pre-Primary Education and Learning Outcomes in Ghana
Sharon Wolf*, University of Pennsylvania, Larry Aber, New York University, and Jere R. Behrman, University of Pennsylvania

Effectiveness of Community-Based Pre-Primary Education Delivered by Community Health Workers for Children's Cognitive Development in Bhutan
Lauren Pisani, Save the Children


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10B. Panel
Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education & Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies

A Model for Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships That Foster Professional Learning from Research Evidence in Early Childhood Education Settings

Moderator: Kirsten Kainz, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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Noreen Yazejian, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Sandy Soliday Hong, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Shannon Guss, University of Oklahoma - Tulsa


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10C. Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies
The Math Is the Message: Scripted Mathematics Resouces and Student Achievement

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover: Evaluating Mathematics Textbooks Against Gains in Student Achievement
David Blazar*, University of Maryland - College Park, Thomas J. Kane, Harvard University, Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California, Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington, Kris Holden, American Institutes for Research, Matt Naven & Michal Kurlaender, University of California - Davis

Effects of a School-Community Math Intervention Partnership
David Parker*, Peter Nelson, & Patrick Kaiser, ServeMinnesota

Building Mathematical Identity After School: Year 1 of a Cluster-Randomized Trial
Andrea Beesley*, IMPAQ International, Cheri Fancsali, Research Alliance for New York City Schools, and Michaela Gulemetova, IMPAQ International

The Impact of a Research-Based Intervention on the Proportional Reasoning of Seventh-Grade Students with Mathematics Difficulties: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis
Soo-hyun Im*, Asha K. Jitendra, Michael R. Harwell, Stacy R. Karl, & Susan C. Slater, University of Minnesota

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10D. Symposium
Research ↔ Practice: University-Based Collaborations

The Promise of Low-Cost Interventions in Education

Organizer: Carly Robinson, Harvard University
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How an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant Helps Students Navigate the Road to College
Lindsay C. Page*, University of Pittsburgh, and Hunter Gehlbach, University of California - Santa Barbara

Reducing Student Absenteeism in the Early Grades by Targeting Parental Beliefs
Carly D. Robinson*, Harvard University, Monica G. Lee, Stanford University, Eric Dearing, Boston College, and Todd Rogers, Harvard University

Improving College Instruction through Incentives
Sally Sadoff, University of California - San Diego

Is Technology Useless? Impact of Actionable Information Delivered to Parents and How to Increase Demand for It
Todd Rogers*, Harvard University, and Peter Bergman, Columbia University

Discussant: Chris Hulleman, University of Virginia
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10E. Research ↔ Practice at the National Level & Educational Effectiveness in Global Contexts

Equality of Educational Opportunity in the Land of School Choice: Evidence from National Data
Francis Pearman* & Lori Delale-O'Connor, University of Pittsburgh

Kindergarten Based Lottery Evaluation of Core Knowledge Charter Schools
David Grissmer* & Tom White, University of Virginia, Hank Murah, Auburn University, Mark Berends, Notre Dame University, and MIchelle Ko, University of Virginia

Investigating the Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Maternal Education Increases
Owen Schochet* & Anna Johnson, Ph.D, Georgetown University

The Effects of Early Entrance to Primary School on Educational Quality: Evidence from Brazilian Compulsory Schooling Reform
Hanbyul Ryu, University of California - Riverside

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10F. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Getting Students on Track for Graduation: First-Year Impact of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System
Ann-Marie Faria*, Nicholas Sorensen, Jessica Heppen, Jill Bowdon, & Ryan Eisner, American Institutes for Research

Beyond One Size Fits All: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Matthew Lenard* & Dina Bulgakov-Cooke, Wake County Public Schools

The BARR Model Impacting 9th Grade Educational Outcomes: Final Results from a Three-Year Randomized Controlled Trial
Trisha Borman* & Johannes Bos, American Institutes for Research, Maryann Corsello, University of New England, Brenna O'Brien, So Jung Park, & Feng Liu, American Institutes for Research, and Angela Jerabek, St. Louis Park School District

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10G. Education and Life Cycle Transitions

Realizing the Aims of the College Ambition Program
Jeffrey Kramer*, Christopher Klager, Amieris Lavender, Lindsey Young, I-Chien Chen, & Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University

The Causal Impact of Attending a Career Technical High School on Student Achievement, High-School Graduation and College Enrollment
Shaun M. Dougherty*, Eric J. Brunner, & Stephen L. Ross, University of Connecticut

How Research Informs EdTech Decision-Making in Higher Education: the Role of External Research Vs. Internal Research
Fiona Hollands & Maya Escueta*, Columbia University

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10H. Research Methods
Planning Non-Experimental Studies

Chair: Bryan Keller, Columbia University

Verifying the Accuracy of Null Hypothesis Significance Tests Using the R Package Statcheck: New Applications in Meta-Analysis
Joshua Polanin*, Development Services Group, and Michèle B. Nuijten, Tilburg University

Planning Evaluations of Interventions with Required and Optional Components: Instrumental Variable (IV) Estimation and Sample Size Requirements
Eric Hedberg*, NORC, and Dayna Long, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Methods of Reducing Bias in Time Series Designs: A Within Study Comparison
Kylie Anglin, Katherine Miller-Bains*, & Vivian Wong, University of Virginia, and Coady Wing, Indiana University

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10I. Research Methods
New Developments in Hierarchical Linear Models

Chair: Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland - College Park

Incorporating Complex Sampling Weights in Multilevel Modeling in Education
Ting Shen* & Spyros Konstantopoulos, Michigan State University

A Model for Time-Varying Cumulative Classroom/Teacher Effects on Students' Growth
Mark Lai*, University of Cincinnati, and Oi-man Kwok, Texas A&M University

GEE or HLM: Which Is the Right Choice?
Wenjuan Ma*, Bing Tong, & Frank Lawrence, Michigan State University

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