AIR Experts to Discuss Rigorous Studies of Education Initiatives During Fall Conference of Society for Research on Education Effectiveness

Washington, D.C. – American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts presenting at the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) conference September 4-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. will discuss how education research can help teachers and school systems improve student learning.

The theme of the conference, which focuses on the design and use of research to improve student outcomes, is “Common Ground for Practice & Research: Targeted Improvement Initiatives.” Jennifer O’Day, an Institute Fellow at AIR, and Dean Gerdeman, an AIR managing researcher, served as co-chairs of the Program Committee.

AIR presentations include:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2B. Promoting Student Engagement & Persistence in College & Career Readiness Symposium
A Study of Deeper Learning in Practice: Methodological Challenges and Evidence of Opportunities and Outcomes

Executive Forum – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom level
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
AIR Organizer: Jennifer O’Day

Methodological Complications of Matching Designs Under Real World Constraints: Lessons from a Study of Deeper Learning
AIR Presenters: Kristina Zeiser, Jordan Rickles & Michael Garet

Providing Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Findings from the Study of Deeper Learning
AIR Presenters: Catherine Bitter & Jennifer O'Day

Evidence of Deeper Learning Outcomes: Findings from the Study of Deeper Learning
AIR Presenter: James Taylor

2D. Addressing Achievement Gaps & Persistently Low-Performing Schools Symposium
Can At-Risk Students Get Back on Track? Results from a Rigorous Study of Online and Face-to-Face Credit Recovery in Algebra I

Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
AIR Organizer: Jessica Heppen

Efficacy of Online Vs. Face-to-Face Credit Recovery in Algebra I: Study Design and Impact Results
AIR Presenters: Jessica Heppen & Nicholas Sorensen

Targeting Summer Credit Recovery: Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects and Gaps between Credit Recovery Students and "On Track" Students Over Time
AIR Presenters: Jared Eno & Jessica Heppen

Content and Rigor of Algebra Credit Recovery Courses
AIR Presenters: Kirk Walters & Suzanne Stachel

Workshop 3A: Innovations in Prevention and Implementation Science: Implications for Improvement in Schools
Executive Forum – Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
AIR Presenter: Jeanne Poduska


Friday, September 5, 2014

4F. Research Methods: Methods and Practices for Addressing Complexity and Variability in Measurement
Sulgrave - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Consequences of Not Accounting for One-Group Clustering in Meta-Analysis
AIR Presenter: Martyna Citkowicz

Workshop 5A: Innovations in Prevention and Implementation Science: Implications for Improvement in Schools
Sulgrave – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
AIR Presenter: Jeanne Poduska


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Plenary Panel: Mapping the Paths for Collaboration in Practice & Research
Gallery Ballroom – Park Hyatt Hotel
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

AIR Introduction: Dean Gerdeman, SREE Fall 2014 Program Co-Chair
AIR Moderator: Jennifer O'Day, SREE Fall 2014 Program Co-Chair

6D. Improving Teacher Effectiveness
Classroom Observation as a Tool in Teacher Evaluation and Research
Drawing Room - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Assessing Teacher Effectiveness through Dual-Rater Classroom Observations: Researchers and District Staff Partnering to Create Calibrated Performance Evaluations
AIR Presenters: David P. Manzeske, Jared Eno & Robert M. Stonehill

6F. Research Methods
Challenges in Accounting for Expectations, Observed Behaviors, and Changes Over Time
Roosevelt - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom Level
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Causal Inference and the Comparative Interrupted Time Series Design: Findings from Within-Study Comparisons
AIR Presenter: Kelly Hallberg

7B. Improving Teacher Effectiveness
Using Professional Development and Data to Improve Classroom Instruction
Dumbarton - Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

AIR Chair: Julia Parkinson

For details about the conference, visit https://www.sree.org/conferences/2014f/.

About AIR
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