More than 80 American Institutes for Research Experts Selected to Participate in American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C. – More than 80 experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have been selected to discuss a wide variety of education issues at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting April 3-7, in Philadelphia, Pa. The meeting is the largest gathering of education research scholars in the world. 

This year’s conference theme is “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.” Attendees will discuss the value of education research and how it has spurred innovation, and examine its problems and the potential solutions education research can provide for improving the learning and well-being of children and adults.

AIR experts will present on a wide variety of topics, including: 

  • “The Development of Vocabulary and Comprehension in Spanish-Speaking English Learners”
  • “A Fresh Look at Adult Skills in the United States and Around the World: Key Findings From the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012 and Their Implications”
  • “No Child Left Behind’s Effects on Teachers’ Perceptions, Satisfaction, and Career Intentions”
  • “Comparing the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2012 and NAEP 2013 Mathematics Assessments”
  • “A Study of NAEP Reading and Writing Frameworks With the Common Core English Language Arts Standards”
  • “The Early College High School Initiative Impact Study: Postsecondary Outcomes”
  • “A Degree in STEM: What’s the Price? What’s the Cost?”
  • “Efficacy of the Check & Connect Dropout Prevention Program: Early Implementation and Impacts”
  • “A Is for Adult Social and Emotional Learning: Supporting Educator Practices”

View the complete program describing AIR presentations, session locations, dates and times at

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

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