You're Invited: Submit a Paper for the SREE 2019 Spring Conference

SREE Spring 2019 Conference - Tensions and Tradeoffs: Responding to Diverse Demands for Evidence
A Message from the Program Chairs

Dear Colleague,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us for the Spring 2019 Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), which will be held March 6 - 9, 2019 in Washington, DC.

In developing the theme for this conference, as co-chairs with decidedly different perspectives (Joy, a research director for a school district, and Beth, a statistician), our discussions focused on the state of causal research and methods in education in light of the on-the-ground decisions that school districts, principals, and teachers must make on a daily basis.

Our resulting theme, Tensions and Tradeoffs: Responding to Diverse Demands for Evidence, reflects the tensions that arose during these conversations. Our goal in this conference is to bring the tensions and tradeoffs that researchers and practitioners experience to the foreground of discussions. For example, if schools need evidence on interventions that haven't yet been studied, how can we provide evidence that is rigorous, produced quickly, and applicable to their particular context? If it is not possible to meet all of these goals, how can we think about necessary tradeoffs and the findings that result?

In the spirit of the conference theme, we are introducing a new type of session proposal this year: proposals describing strategies and approaches for using evidence from cause-and-effect studies.

We also invite submissions in all areas of causal education research and implementation-after all, this is the time and place for members of the SREE community to share their latest work.

We look forward to receiving your proposals this fall and then seeing you in Washington, DC, in March!

Joy Lesnick & Beth Tipton
SREE Spring 2019 Conference Program Co-Chairs