AIR Research Experts to Present at the Spring 2018 Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

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Washington, D.C. – Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will deliver several presentations at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring 2018 conference, being held February 28—March 3 in Washington, D.C.

AIR researchers will present on a wide range of topics aligned to this year’s conference theme—“The Evidence Behind Evidence Use: When Does Education Research Inform Practice?”—including teacher preparation and education, researcher-practitioner partnerships, social and emotional learning, early childhood education and more. AIR will also host a career forum and a forum on women in quantitative methodology. 

Founded in 2005, SREE seeks to support researcher and education policy and practice through a variety of work, including publications, professional development, programmatic initiatives and conference. The annual SREE Spring Conference attracts hundreds of education researchers, policy leaders, and professionals from across the country.

Explore all AIR sessions below:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Session 1

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Symposium 1B: Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education
The Effects of Digital Curriculum in the Classroom: Rigorous Evidence from Three Digital Math Programs

Location: Drawing Room 1 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
AIR Organizer: Jordan Rickles

Extra Support for At-Risk Ninth Graders: An Efficacy Study of a Double Dose Algebra I Digital Curriculum
AIR Presenters/Authors: Kirk Walters, Rachel Garrett, Dionisio Garcia-Piriz, Rui Yang, Jen Ford and Melissa Yisak

The Effect of TenMarks Math on Student Achievement
AIR Presenters/Authors: Jordan Rickles, Kirk Walters, Ryan Williams, John Meakin and Dong Hoon Lee

Symposium 1F: Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Continuing Impacts of Early College High Schools

Location: Drawing Room 2 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Longer-Term Impacts of Early College High Schools: Findings from an Efficacy Follow-Up Study
AIR Presenters/Authors: Mengli Song and Krissy Zeiser

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Session 3

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Invited Panel 3C: Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies 
From Huddle to Handoff: Planning for Agency Independence in a Post Research-Practice Partnership World
Location: Sulgrave Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
AIR Panelist: Julie Reed Kochanek

Panel 3E: Research ↔ Practice at the National Level 
Strategies for Increasing the Utility of Research
Location: Gallery 1 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
AIR Panelist: Carrie Scholz

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST

Women in Quantitative Methodology
Sponsored by AIR
Location: Gallery 2 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
AIR Hosts: Trisha Borman and Jill Bowdon

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Career Forum
Sponsored by AIR
Location: Drawing Room 2 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Session 5 Poster Session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Poster Session 5A: Early Childhood Education
Location: Colonnade Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level

Teacher/Child Question Use During Shared Reading
AIR Presenter: Jill Pentimonti

Friday, March 2, 2018

Session 6

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST

Symposium 6B: Innovations in Teacher Preparation & Education
Providing Performance Feedback to Teachers and Principals: Implementation and Impact Findings from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial
Location: Gallery 1 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
AIR Organizer: Jordan Rickles

Performance Measurement and Feedback: Implementation Findings for Teacher Classroom Practice
AIR Presenters/Authors: Jordan Rickles, Andrew Wayne, Michael Garet, Seth Brown, Mengli Song and David Manzeske

Performance Measurement and Feedback: Implementation Findings for Teacher Value Added
AIR Presenters/Authors: Seth Brown, Andrew Wayne, Michael Garet, Mengli Song, Jordan Rickles and David Manzeske

Performance Measurement and Feedback: Implementation Findings for Principal Leadership
AIR Presenters/Authors: Andrew Wayne, Michael Garet, Seth Brown, Mengli Song, Jordan Rickles and David Manzeske

Providing Performance Feedback to Teachers and Principals: Impact on Educator Practice and Student Achievement
AIR Presenters/Authors: Michael Garet, Andrew Wayne, Seth Brown, Jordan Rickles and David Manzeske

Paper Session 6F: Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Social Emotional Learning Across the Life Cycle
Location: Sulgrave Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Pathways to Success: Developing and Testing a Scalable Identity-Based Motivation Intervention in the Classroom
AIR Presenters/Authors: Nicholas Sorensen, Ryan Eisner and Nicholas Yoder

Session 7

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Panel 7A: Early Childhood Education & Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies 
Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships and Kindergarten Entry Assessments

Location: Drawing Room 2 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

AIR Moderator: Jill Bowdon
AIR Presenter: Katie Dahlke

Session 8

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Paper Session 8B: Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies
Don't Judge an App by Its Icon: Experimental Evidence from Literacy Interventions
Location: Gallery 2 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of Descubriendo La Lectura (DLL)
AIR Presenters/Authors: Trisha Borman, So Jung Park, Patricia Garcia-Arena and Bo Zhu

Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Interventions in the Middle Grades
Location: Salon 4 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Impacts of Providing Information to Parents about the Role of Algebra II
AIR Presenters/Authors: Ginger Stoker and Lynn Mellor

Does Readiness for Eighth-Grade Algebra Matter?: A Quasi-Experimental, Multi-Site Analysis of Short- and Longer-Term Outcomes
AIR Presenters/Authors: Nicholas Sorensen, Whitney Cade, Ryan Eisner, Kirk Walters and Jordan Rickles

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Session 9

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. EST

Paper Session 9I: Research Methods
The Nuts & Bolts of Data Collection and Interpretation
Location: Sulgrave Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Building Survey Methodology Rigor in Education Agencies
AIR Presenter: Jill Walston

Session 10

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Paper Session 10C: Research ↔ Practice in Local Educational Agencies
The Math Is the Message: Scripted Mathematics Resources and Student Achievement
Location: Sulgrave Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover: Evaluating Mathematics Textbooks Against Gains in Student Achievement
AIR Presenters/Authors: Dan Goldhaber and Kris Holden

Paper Session 10F: Education and Life Cycle Transitions
Data Informed Interventions: Evidence from Randomized Trials
Location: Gallery 2 Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level

Getting Students on Track for Graduation: First-Year Impact of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System
AIR Presenters/Authors: Ann-Marie Faria, Nicholas Sorensen, Jessica Heppen, Jill Bowdon and Ryan Eisner

The BARR Model Impacting 9th Grade Educational Outcomes: Final Results from a Three-Year Randomized Controlled Trial
AIR Presenters/Authors: Trisha Borman, Johannes Bos, Brenna O'Brien, So Jung Park and Feng Liu

More information about the conference may be found at https://www.sree.org/conferences/2018s/.

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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