Experts from the American Institutes for Research to Present at the Annual Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference

Washington, D.C. – Experts with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss a variety of education research topics during the annual Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) conference taking place at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX, March 13-15.

The theme of the conference is New Players in Education Finance and Policy and will examine trends in the education sector and the prospects for improving effectiveness and equity. Participants will present, discuss and evaluate the latest research on education topics from pre-K to postsecondary, and look at how research can help make sense of the fast-changing education environment.

Presentations by AIR staff include:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SESSION 1
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

1.03 - Setting High Standards
Conference Room 3, Third Floor

Examining AP: AP course takers during two decades of expansion
AIR Presenter: Nat Malkus
AIR Co-author: Jijun Zhang

1.05 - Remediation in Higher Education
Conference Room 19, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Erin Velez

1.07 - The Impact of Accountability on Teachers
Conference Room 12, Third Floor

Teacher-level responses to high-stakes testing: Examining the prevalence and predictors of teaching to the test
AIR Presenter: Michael Hansen
AIR Co-authors: Umut Ozek, Thomas Gonzalez

First General Session
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ballroom Salon M, Third Floor

Welcome
AIR Presenter: Jane Hannaway, President, Association for Education Finance and Policy
 

SESSION II
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

2.08 - Merit Pay
Conference Room 12, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Eleanor S. Fulbeck


SESSION III
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

3.01 - Improving Teacher Human Capital Management with Intensive Partnerships
Conference Room 2, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Michael Garet

Introduction to the evaluation of the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching
AIR Presenter: Brian Stecher
AIR Co-author: Michael Garet

School Leaders and Teachers' Time Allocation during the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching
AIR Presenter: Iliana Brodziak de los Reyes
AIR Co-authors: Jay Chambers, Antonia Wang & Caitlin O’Neil

Using Teacher Evaluation Data to Inform Professional Development
AIR Co-authors: Deborah Holtzman & Eleanor S. Fulbeck

3.06 - Teacher Coaching and Professional Development
Conference Room 4, Third Floor

Impact of an Intensive Professional Development, Coaching and Model Classroom Program on Teacher Practice and Student Achievement
AIR Presenter: Julia Parkinson
AIR Co-authors: Terry Salinger & James Taylor
AIR Discussant: Michael Hansen

3.08 - Measuring College Performance
Conference Room 19, Third Floor

Constructing Predicted and Adjusted Graduation and Retention Rates Taking into Account Institutional Characteristics
AIR Presenter: Michelle Yin
AIR Co-author: Burhan Ogut
 

Friday, March 14, 2014

SESSION IV
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

4.08 - Community College Degrees and Transfers
Conference Room 6, Third Floor

America’s College Drop-Out Epidemic: Understanding the College Drop-Out Population
AIR Presenter: Erin Dunlop Velez

4.11 - STEM Education
Conference Room 15, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Ben Backes


SESSION V
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

5.07 - School Reform
Conference Room 10, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Umut Ozek

5.08 - Community College Degrees and Transfers
Conference Room 11, Third Floor

Community College Transfer Students: How They Choose Four-Year Colleges and Does It Matter?

AIR Presenter: Ben Backes
AIR Co-author: Erin Dunlop Velez


SECOND GENERAL SESSION
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom Salon E, Third Floor

Update on the Handbook of Education Finance & Policy Revision; Recognition of Outgoing Co-Editors of Education Finance & Policy
AIR Presenter: Jane Hannaway, President, Association for Education Finance and Policy


SESSION VI
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

6.02 - Student-Based Budgeting
Conference Room 3, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Jesse Levin

6.08 - Human Capital and Productivity
Conference Room 10, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Jay Chambers


SESSION VII
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7.02 - Society and Schools
Conference Room 3, Third Floor

Immigrants in Public Education: A Closer Look at Intergenerational Differences
AIR Presenter: Umut Ozek

7.05 - Private Investment in School Reform
Conference Room 8, Third Floor

AIR Discussant: Jesse Levin


POSTER SESSION
4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Salon F

AIR Poster Session Discussant: Jane Hannaway

The Return to the Net Price of College – Conditional on Quality, Are More Expensive Always Better?
AIR Presenter: Erin Dunlop Velez

Schools' Strategies for Using School Improvement Grant (SIG) Funds
AIR Presenter: Karen Manship

Transitional Kindergarten in California: Initial Findings from the First Year of Implementation
AIR Presenter: Karen Manship
AIR Co-Authors: Heather Quick & Aleksandra Holod

Return on Investment of Community Colleges
AIR Presenter: Michelle Yin
AIR Co-author: Burhan Ogut


Saturday, March 15, 2014

SESSION IX
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

9.02 - Weighted Student Funding
Conference Room 7, Third Floor

Evaluation of Hawaii’s Weighted Student Formula
AIR Presenter: Jesse Levin
AIR Discussant: Jay Chambers
AIR Co-authors: Jay Chambers, Nick Mills & Antonia Wang


SESSION X
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

10.01 - Teach for America’s Impact
Conference Room 7, Third Floor

AIR Chair: Michael Hansen

Examining Spillover Effects from Teach For America Corps Members in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
AIR Presenter: Ben Backes
AIR Co-authors: Michael Hansen, Victoria Brady & Zeyu Xu

10.10 - Returns to Teaching Experience
Conference Room 12, Third Floor

Teacher Performance Trajectories in High and Lower-poverty Schools
AIR Presenter: Zeyu Xu
AIR Co-authors: Umut Ozek & Michael Hansen

For more information, visit http://www.aefpweb.org/conferences/home.

About AIR
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.

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