Washington, D.C. – Staff from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will participate in the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness’ (SREE) Fall Conference, to be held September 8-10, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s research conference is Building an Education Science: Improving Mathematics and Science Education for All Students.
The conference will address promising new directions in mathematics and science research that help all types of learners, including those at-risk for underachievement, raise their proficiency in these subjects. Paper presentations will include insights on evidence-based curricula, professional development, instructional practices, and teaching and learning from kindergarten through high school.
Sessions with AIR presenters include:
Thursday September 8, 2011
Session 2 (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
Session 2C. Elementary Grades – New Directions in Math Assessment
- Shazia Miller and Arie van der Ploeg, The Impact of Indiana’s System of Diagnostic Assessments on Mathematics Achievement
Session 2E. Secondary Grades – Improving Instruction and Learning in Secondary Mathematics
- Mike Garet, Session Chair
Session 2F. At-Risk or Underserved Learners–Effective Instructional Practices for At-Risk Learners across the Grades
- Jessica Heppen, Kirk Walters, Anja Kurki, and Nicholas Sorensen, Implementing Student-Level Random Assignment during Summer School: Lessons Learned from an Efficacy Study of Online Algebra 1 for Credit Recovery
Reception (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM), sponsored by the American Institutes for Research
Friday September 9, 2011
Session 5 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Session 5A. Early Childhood Invited Symposium – Assessment in Early Childhood Mathematics and Science
- Ariela Greenberg, Lens on Science: A Touch Screen, Computer Adaptive System for Assessing Science in Young Children
Session 5E. Middle and Secondary Grades Symposium – Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Study: Findings after the Second Year of Implementation
- Mike Garet, Organizer
- James Taylor and Fran Stancavage, Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study: Design and Measures
- Kirk Walters and Steven Hurlburt, Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study: Intervention Overview and Implementation Results
- Andrew Wayne, Mengli Song, and Seth Brown, Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study: Summary of Findings
For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.sree.org/conferences/2011f/.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.