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November-December 2020 Newsletter

Thank you for your membership! We look forward to providing you with more professional development and networking opportunities in 2021. Renew now to make sure you don't miss out on these opportunities. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 SREE Announces 2021 Leadership 

SREE PresidentsSREE is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2021, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Insight Policy Research, will assume the role of SREE President. Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will begin her term as President-Elect on January 1 as well.

"I am looking forward to building on the new initiatives under way as we work to ensure SREE is a vibrant and useful organization for its members and for the education research community more generally," Elizabeth Stuart noted.  "As someone who straddles public health and education, this feels particularly important as we (hopefully) start to look to see the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic and the vast implications for education and education research. With increasing inequalities and a new education landscape, the work we do is even more important."

SREE thanks out-going President Ruth Neild, Mathematica, for her service. Neild will remain a member of the SREE Board.   

Henry May and Atnre Alleyne to Chair the SREE 2021 Conference Chairs

SREE Fall 2021 Program Chairs

Henry May and Atnre Alleyne will serve as the 2021 Conference Program Chairs. May is an Associate Professor of Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics at the University of Delaware School of Education and Director of the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy. Alleyne is the founding Executive Director of DelawareCAN, a nonprofit organization that advocates for high-quality education in Delaware, and was a Harvard Strategic Data Fellow.

“I am delighted that Henry and Atnre have agreed to chair the 2021 SREE conference," said SREE Board member and conferences committee chair, James Kemple. "They represent the best of the organization’s dual commitment to high quality research on educational effectiveness and to ensuring that our work is relevant to policy and practice. Individually and together they bring deep expertise in research methods and in using evidence to inform high stakes decisions at multiple levels.”

More information on the conference, to be held September 26-29, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia (with an option to participate virtually) is forthcoming. SREE will be accepting abstracts for the meeting February 1 - April 1, 2021.

Mark Your Calendars: SREE to Host Virtual Convening, Examining Research through the 2020 Lens

SREE is pleased to announce that it will host a Spring Convening February 22 - March 5, 2021. The convening will bring the SREE community together to reflect on what we know, what we need to know, and what we need to do as researchers to address both equity issues in education and the consequences of the pandemic facing educators from pre-K through college, families, students, and communities.  Sessions will take place over the two week period to allow you to more easily weave the conference sessions into your schedules. Details will be announced in early 2021.


Call for Applications: Methodological Transparency Editor for JREE

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness’s (JREE) first issue in 2019 included the following note from the editors about our Transparency and Reporting Standards:

"As we continue to emphasize the importance of research transparency, the Journal is looking to add another editor, the Methodological Transparency Editor. This editor will have two primary roles: overseeing and promoting open science initiatives and supporting the co-editors on methodological review of empirical papers. The rough form of these duties, and the needs they are serving, are described below with the recognition that part of the role of this new position is to refine and identify how, precisely, we can collectively carry this important work forward. The position is a commitment through December 31, 2022.

"JREE’s Commitment to Diversity: To advance our mission, we must recruit and retain editors and editorial board members who encompass a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, ensure equity in our policies and practices, and build a culture of inclusion, in which all of our staff feel welcome and valued. Promoting these values at JREE improves the quality and relevance of the research presented in our journal, as well as the daily experiences of our editorial team."

The full description and application instructions can be found here.

SREE 2020 Summer Fellows Share Their Research Findings 

The second class of SREE summer fellows presented their findings to their foundation clients this fall and shared those findings more broadly at the Grantmakers for Education Conference in October 2020. The Fellows' findings are also available on the SREE website. The SREE 2020 Summer Fellows, their philanthropic clients, and their projects are as follows:

  • Jude Dizon, University of Southern California, College Readiness and Gender Equity, for the GFE Lead Impact Group;

  • Matthew Lenard, Harvard University, Contemporary Labor Market Data in Postsecondary Contexts, for the Kresge Foundation and the Gates Foundation;

  • Taylor Odle, University of Pennsylvania, Strategies to Support Adult Learners and Some College, No Degree Students “To and Through” a Postsecondary Credential, for Ascendium;

  • Rachel Williams, University of California - Berkeley, Exploring the Grantmaker’s Role in Structuring Engagements Across Grantees: Peer Learning & Networks, for Ascendium.

Executive summaries and additional materials are available here.

Institutional Member Corner: University of Maryland - Online Quantitative Methods Short Course Series Offered by Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research (CILVR)

Housed within the Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation program in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, CILVR has been offering state-of-the-art quantitative methods training across a wide range of topics. Over the years, CILVR has hosted onsite and online short courses for graduate students, emerging scholars, and continuing researchers in different disciplines across the world who seek for in-depth treatment of applied statistical methods. CILVR is now pleased to announce the online quantitative methods short course series in Academic Year 2020-2021. For any inquiries and questions about the short course offerings, please contact [email protected].

 CILVR Short Course Series 2020-2021

Structural Equation Modeling: A First Course
Jan 4-6, 2021
Dr. Gregory R. Hancock (University of Maryland)

Structural Equation Modeling: A Second Course
Jan 7-8, 2021
Dr. Gregory R. Hancock (University of Maryland)

Questionnaire Item Writing
Jan 15, 2021
Dr. Debbi Bandalos (James Madison University)

Multilevel Modeling
Feb 18-19, 2021
Dr. Laura Stapleton (University of Maryland)

Modern Longitudinal Data Analysis
Mar 3-5, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Harring (University of Maryland)

Graphical Models for Causal Inference
Mar 31-April 2, 2021
Peter Steiner (University of Maryland)

Introduction To Finite Mixture Modeling
April 28-30, 2021
Jeffrey Harring (University of Maryland)

Bayesian Statistical Modeling: A First Course
June 7-9, 2021
Roy Levy (Arizona State University)

Bayesian Statistical Modeling: A Second Course
June 10-11, 2021
Roy Levy (Arizona State University)

Institutional Member Corner: Michigan State University

  • Apply Now: NSF Fellowship in Quantitative and Computational Methods for STEM Education Research

The University of Chicago in partnership with Michigan State University is launching a three-year NSF Summer Institute in Advanced Research Methods (SIARM) for STEM education research. The institute focuses on developing leadership among early- and mid-career researchers of STEM education, especially those making research endeavors to promote STEM learning among students from underrepresented backgrounds. A diverse cohort of 22 NSF SIARM-for-STEM Fellows will be selected to

  • attend summer courses in 2021 and 2022 in research designs and causal inference, measurement, social network analysis, multilevel modeling, causal mediation analysis, and computational methods for analyzing qualitative and social media data;
  • engage in daily round-table discussions each summer;
  • receive continuous methodological support between summers;
  • complete and present a high-quality capstone project in summer 2023;
  • obtain a certificate upon completion of the program;
  • receive support from the advisory board, expand professional networks, and develop leadership visions and skills.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents with doctoral degrees are eligible. The selection process starts in December 2020 and continues until all 22 Fellows are selected. More information is available at; to apply:

  • Check out the R Shiny app for sensitivity analysis or the Blog

  •  Check out our Causal inference and COVID working paper:

Thank You to SREE's 2020 Institutional Members and Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
American Institute of Research

Gold Sponsor
Arnold Ventures

Other Sponsors 
Abt Associates
William Penn Foundation
William T. Grant Foundation

Institutional Members
Abt Associates
American Institutes for Research
Decision Information Resources, Inc.
Florida State University
Insight Policy Research
Mathematica Policy Research
Michigan State University
New York University, Institute of Human Development and Social Change
RAND – American Educator Panels
Stanford University Graduate School of Education
STEPP Center, Northwestern University
University of Maryland College of Education
Wallace Foundation

Don’t see your organization on this list? Learn more about institutional membership and sponsorship opportunities for 2021.

On the Job Market? Check the SREE Job Board!

  Director, Institute for Educational Initiatives
University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
Posted: Dec 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
  Education Researcher
SRI International - Menlo Park, CA
Posted: Dec 9, 2020
Application Deadline: N/A
Professor of Teaching and Learning
Boston University - Boston, MA
Posted: Nov 19, 2020
Application Deadline: N/A
Full Professor (with tenure) focused on Early Childhood
Boston University - Boston, MA
Posted: Nov 19, 2020
Application Deadline: N/A
  Director - College & Career Pathways
SRI International - Menlo Park, CA
Posted: Nov 5, 2020
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2020


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