AIR Education Research Experts to Present at the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Education experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) being held April 13-18 in New York City.

AERA is the nation’s largest professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education and its annual meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. Attendees will hear about research, evaluation and data across a wide array of topics, from early childhood to postsecondary education.

AIR is a platinum sponsor of the 2018 Annual Meeting, the theme of which is “The Dreams Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.” AIR experts will present and participate in about 70 sessions at the conference.

In addition, AIR will host a reception for AERA attendees on Friday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT, at Brasserie 8½, located at 9 West 57th St., in New York City. The reception, hosted by AIR Senior Vice President Jack Buckley, is an opportunity to connect with others in the education research field and meet AIR researchers, staff and leadership. Learn more about our reception.

Below is a list of selected sessions that will feature AIR experts. To see all the AIR sessions at AERA, download our conference booklet. Follow us on Twitter before, during, and after the conference at @Education_AIR using the hashtag #AIRatAERA.

Friday, April 13

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Advanced Meta-Analysis

Location: Sheraton New York Times Square, Lower Level, Bowery Room

AIR Presenters/Authors: Joshua Polanin and Ryan Williams

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Modeling Family’s Decision of Enrollment at Schools of Choice

Location: Crown Plaza Times Square, Times Square B Room

AIR Presenters/Authors: Kirk Walters and Rui Yang

Session: Perspectives of Stakeholders in School Choice Contexts

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EDT
Predicting Dropout for Nontraditional College Students: A Machine Learning Approach

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Fourth Floor, Gilbert

AIR Presenters/ Authors: Jiashan Cui, Sarah Marie Hein, Huade Huo, Mark Ossolinski, Zoe Padgett and Jijun Zhang

Session: Student Persistence

Saturday, April 14

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. EDT
Effects of College and Career Ready Standards on Student Achievement

Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Regent Parlor

AIR Presenters/Authors: Michael Garet, Mengli Song and Rui Yang

Session: College- and Career-Readiness Standards Implementation at the National, State, District, and Classroom Levels

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. EDT
The Causal Impact of Dual Credit Programs on College Students' Outcomes: Evidence from Texas

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom Salon 1

AIR Presenter/Author: Trey Miller

Session: Two Birds With One Stone? An Examination of the Effectiveness and the Implementation of Dual-Credit Education Programs

4:05 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. EDT
Increasing Teacher Effectiveness Through the Building Assets, Reducing Risk (BARR) Model: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Fifth Floor, Booth

AIR Presenters/Authors: Trisha Borman, Johannes Bos, Feng Liu and Brenna O’Brien

Session: Teacher Effectiveness, Retention, and Coaching

Sunday, April 15

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. EDT
Leading on Leadership: How the New York City Department of Education Implemented a Successful Teacher Leadership

Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse Level, Concourse D Room

AIR Presenters/Authors: Jenny DeMonte and Robert Stonehill

Session: From Policy to Practice: Investigating Teacher Leadership as a Lever of Educational Change

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EDT
Measuring Impact and Understanding Implementation of School Improvement Grants in Massachusetts: High School Follow-Up Study

Location: Park Central Hotel New York, Broadway

AIR Presenters/Authors: Alexandra Kistner, Karen Melchior and Laura Stein

Session: The Changing Role of States in Supporting School Turnaround in the Era of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Monday, April 16

12:55 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. EDT
Examining the Ability of NAEP Mathematics to Predict College Admissions Immediately Out of High School

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Manhattan Ballroom

AIR Presenters/Authors: George Bohrnstedt, Markus Broer and Burhan Ogut

Session: Using NAEP Data to Improve Practice and Examine Student Achievement

National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting

The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will also hold its 2018 Annual Meeting in New York City April 12-16. NCME, a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement, generally holds its annual meeting at the same time and location as AERA.

AIR staff will present at many sessions during the NCME conference. For a list of these sessions, view the back of AIR’s AERA conference booklet.

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