AIR Researchers Present at Annual Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

Washington, D.C. – Experts from AIR will have a significant presence at the annual conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), being held March 4-6, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The mission of SREE is to “advance and disseminate research on the causal effects of education interventions, practices, programs, and policies.” The 2010 conference focuses on linking research to practice by examining recent federal and state accountability mandates; focusing on research-driven instructional models that provide the greatest benefit to students; and encouraging partnerships between researchers and local and state education agencies that directly promote high-quality scientifically valid research and technical assistance.

AIR participants include:

Thursday March 4, 2010

Evaluating the Impact of Accountability [Reform Initiatives]
Chair: Mark Schneider, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, Forum room

Invited Symposium: Improving High School Students’ Success in Transitioning to College [Reform Initiatives Symposium]
Chair: Johannes Bos, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, Lindens room

  • SOURCE: Impacts from a Program to Increase College Enrollment Among Los Angeles High School Students
    Johannes Bos, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
  • Overview of the Early College High School Initiative Evaluation
    Andrea R. Berger, Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
    Susan Cole, Senior Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research

Saturday March 6, 2010

Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study [Math & Science Symposium]
Chair: Michael Garet, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET, Dumbarton room

  • Middle School Mathematics PD Study: Study Design and Methodology
    Fran Stancavage, Managing Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research
    Michael Garet, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
    Andrew Wayne, Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
  • Middle School Mathematics PD Study: Description of the PD Intervention
    Kirk Walters, Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
    Michael Garet, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
    Steve Leinwand, Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research
  • Middle School Mathematics PD Study: Study Results
    Andrew Wayne, Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
    Michael Garet, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
    James Taylor, Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
    Mengli Song, Senior Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research

About AIR
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