9th Annual CALDER Research Conference

CALDER Conference flyerOn Thursday, March 10, 2016 the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its Ninth Annual Research Conference. It will be held at 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 in Conference Room A, B, & C.


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 ends up being used in the field.

If you are unable to attend this year's conference, check for live updates by following us on Twitter @caldercenter and tracking our hashtag #CALDER2016.

Links to presentations and papers will be added closer to the date of the conference.

Conference schedule

Continental Breakfast



Jane Hannaway, Georgetown University/CALDER
Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

PANEL I: The Impacts of Teachers and Other School Personnel on Students


School Personnel and Student Outcomes: The Role of Support Staff in Elementary and Middle Schools in North Carolina

Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER

Charles Clotfelter, Duke University/CALDER
Steve Hemelt, University of North Carolina/CALDER

Teacher Turnover, Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in DCPS

Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia/CALDER

Melinda Adnot, University of Virginia
Thomas Dee, Stanford University
Veronica Katz, University of Virginia

Reactor: Reactor TBD

PANEL II: Education Policy: Learning From Variation Across States


Benefit or Burden? On the Intergenerational Inequity of Teacher Pension Plans

Cory Koedel, University of Missouri/CALDER

Ben Backes, American Institutes for Research/CALDER
Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research/CALDER
Cyrus Grout, University of Washington
Shawn Ni, University of Missouri
Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri/CALDER
P. Brett Xiang, University of Missouri
Zeyu Xu, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

The Common Core Conundrum: To What Extent Should We Worry That Changes to Assessments and Standards Will Affect Test-Based Measures of Teacher Performance?

Ben Backes, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

James Cowan, American Institutes for Research/CALDER
Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research/CALDER
Cory Koedel, University of Missouri
Luke Miller, University of Virginia/CALDER
Zeyu Xu, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

Carrie Conaway, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education



PANEL III: How Information Affects School Personnel

1:00 - 2:30pm

Performance and Recognition in the Labor Market for Principals

Rick Hanushek, Stanford University/CALDER

Julie Cullen, University of California, San Diego
Greg Phelan, Williams College
Steven Rivkin, University of Texas at Dallas

The Impacts of Layoff Notices on Teacher Mobility and Effectiveness

Katharine Strunk, University of Southern California

Nate Brown, University of Washington
Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research/CALDER
David KnightUniversity of Southern California

Reactor: TBD

PANEL IV: In and Out of School: When Bad Things Happen to Students


The Effects of Environmental Toxicants on Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes

David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER

Claudia Persico, Northwestern University
Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida

Do the Cheated Ever Prosper? The Long-Run Effects of Test-Score Manipulation by Teachers on Student Outcomes

Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER

Reactor: TBD


Event Information

March 10, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM