American Institutes for Research to Send More Than 80 Experts to Participate in the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Washington, D.C. – More than 80 experts with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss a broad range of findings – from the impact of online Algebra I instruction on students to principal attrition and teacher tenure – during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from April 13 – 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting attracts leading education researchers from around the world.
The meeting’s theme for 2012 is “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough.” Panels and plenary sessions will examine how participants have used – and can continue to use – research to improve education and serve the public good. AIR experts will present on a broad span of topics related to the meeting’s theme, including:
- “Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students—Study Design, Implementation, Findings, and Implications (Symposium)”
- “Exploring Relationships Between Full-Day Kindergarten Classroom Environments and Early Academic Engagement”
- “Supporting School Turnaround: Coordinating External Supports to Improve Coherence”
- “School Improvement Grants (SIG): Characteristics of SIG Eligible and SIG Awarded Schools”
- “A Closer Look at the Hispanic–White Achievement Gaps Using NAEP Data”
- “Did Schools That Missed AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) Improve the Quality of Professional Development for Teachers?”
- “The Need for a Comprehensive Validity Framework for NAEP Research”
- “English Language Learner Policy Implementation at the State and Local Levels: The National Evaluation of Title III”
- “The Effect of Multiple Item Pools for the Possibly Compromised Items in Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)”
- “Innovative Programs for District-Level Evaluation: Education Research for the Public Good”
- “Principal Tenure and Teacher Attrition in Public Schools”
- “Play, Multimodality, and Bilingualism in Learning Connectives: Promising Findings”
- “Changes in the School and Postschool Experiences of Youth With Disabilities: Comparing NLTS (National Longitudinal Transition Study) and NLTS2”
- “Online Toolkit for Comparative International Education Research”
View the complete program describing presentations, session locations, dates and times at www.air.org.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.