12th Annual CALDER Research Conference

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its 12th Annual Research Conference.

This year’s conference will bring together prominent education researchers and funders with policymakers and practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being produced and how the work is used in the field.

Check for live updates by following us on Twitter @caldercenter and tracking our hashtag #CALDER2019.

Conference Materials

CALDER Working Papers

Conference Schedule (PDF)

Conference Schedule

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Brief Welcome and CALDER Update: Introducing www.caldercouncil.org

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dan Goldhaber, AIR/CALDER


SESSION I: Principals

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Path to the Principalship and Value Added: A Cross-state Comparison of Elementary and Middle School Principals

Presenter:
Steve Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago/CALDER

Co-Author(s):
Wes Austin, Georgia State University
Bingjie Chen, AIR/CALDER
Dan Goldhaber, AIR/CALDER, University of Washington
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, University of Texas at Dallas/CALDER
Kris Holden, AIR/CALDER
Cory Koedel, University of Missouri/CALDER
Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER
Jin Luo, University of Texas at Dallas
Eric Parsons, University of Missouri
Gregory Phelan, University of Texas at Dallas
Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER
Mavzuna Turaeva, Duke University

Do More Effective Teachers Become More Effective Principals?

Presenter:
Kris Holden, AIR/CALDER

Co-Author(s):
Dan Goldhaber, AIR/CALDER, University of Washington
Bingjie Chen, AIR/CALDER

Policy Implementation, Principal Agency, and Strategic Action: Improving Teaching Effectiveness in New York City Middle Schools

Presenter:
Luke C. Miller, University of Virginia

Co-Author(s):
Julie Cohen, University of Virginia
Susanna Loeb, Brown University
James Wyckoff, University of Virginia

Reactor:
Dara Shaw, Executive Director for Research, Maryland State Department of Education


SESSION II: The Value of Information

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Using Free Meal and Direct Certification Data to Proxy for Student Disadvantage in the Era of the Community Eligibility Provision

Presenter:
Cory Koedel, University of Missouri/CALDER

Co-Author(s):
Eric Parsons, University of Missouri

Internship Schools, Mentor Teachers and Scope for Change and Improvement in Student Teaching

Presenter:
Dan Goldhaber, AIR/CALDER, University of Washington

Co-Author(s):
John Krieg, Western Washington University
Natsumi Naito, University of Washington
Roddy Theobald, AIR/CALDER

Reactor:
Andrea Cobb, Executive Director, Center for the Improvement of Student Learning, Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)


Lunch Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


SESSION III: The Career Trajectory of Teachers

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Taking their First Steps: The Distribution of New Teachers in School and Classroom Contexts and Implications for Teacher Effectiveness and Growth

Presenter:
Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University/CALDER

Co-Author(s)
Paul Bruno, University of Southern California
Sarah Rabovsky, University of Southern California

Reducing the Achievement Gap: Paying Effective Educators to work in Low-Performing Schools

Presenter:
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, University of Texas at Dallas/CALDER

Co-Author(s):
Andrew Morgan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Minh Thac Nguyen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ben Ost, University of Illinois at Chicago
Steve G. Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago/CALDER

Reactor:
Cara Jackson, Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners


Coffee/Treats

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


SESSION IV: Education Potpourri

2:15 p.m. - ~3:45 p.m.

School Segregation in The Era of Immigration and School Choice: North Carolina, 1998-2016

Presenter:
Charles Clotfelter, Duke University/CALDER

Co-Author(s):
Steven Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/CALDER
Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER
Mavzuna Turaeva, Duke University

Born in the Family: Preferences for Boys and the Gender Gap in Math

Presenter:
David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER and NBER

Co-Author(s):
Gaia Dossi, London School of Economics
Paola Giuliano, UCLA
Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University

The Hidden Costs of Teacher Turnover

Presenter:
Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER

Co-Author(s):
Lucy C. Sorenson, University at Albany, SUNY

Reactor:
Carrie Conaway, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


Panel Discussion on Career and Technical Education (CTE)

3:45 p.m. - ~4:30 p.m.

Participants

Corinne Alfeld, National Center for Education Research/Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Carrie Conaway, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Steve Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/CALDER
Roddy Theobald, AIR/CALDER

Event Information

January 31, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM