11th Annual CALDER Research Conference

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American Institutes For Research

1000 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest, Conference Rooms B & C

Washington DC, DC 20007

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Spend Groundhog Day with CALDER! On Friday, February 2, 2018 the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its Eleventh Annual Research Conference. It will be held at 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 in Conference Room A, B, & C.

This year’s conference will bring together prominent education researchers & funders with policy makers & practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being produced and how the work ends up being used in the field.

If you are unable to attend this year's conference, check for live updates by following us on Twitter @caldercenter and tracking our hashtag #CALDER2018


We invite you to learn more about the 2018 Annual CALDER Conference proceedings using the resources below:

Full conference schedule here

Links to presentations and papers will be added closer to the date of the conference.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Brief Welcome and CALDER Update: Introducing CALDER 3.0

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

Thomas Brock, Commissioner, Natinal Center for Education Research, Delegated the Duities of IES Director

PANEL I: K-12 Student Achievement Gaps: What Are the Contributing Factors, and What Can Be Done About Them

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

“Teacher Quality Gaps and Student Achievement”

Presenter: Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington & AIR/CALDER

Co-Authors: Roddy Theobald, AIR/CALDER & Danielle Fumia, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

“Math Acceleration in Elementary School: Access and Effects on Student Outcomes”

Presenter: Steve Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/CALDER

Co-Authors: Matthew Lenard, Wake County Public School System, B. Aspacia Stafford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Labor Market Implications of Altered Teacher Evaluation and Compensation

Presenter: Steven Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago/CALDER

Co-Authors: Eric Hanushek, Stanford University/CALDER, Andrew Morgan, University of Illinois, Minh Nguyen, University of Illinois

Reactor: Stacey Preis, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Learning Services, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

PANEL II: Panel II: Policy and Practice Potpourri

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Teacher Pension Enhancements and Staffing in St. Louis Public Schools

Presenter: Mike Podgursky, University of Missouri/CALDER

Co-Authors: Shawn Ni, University of Missouri & Xiqian Wang, University of Missouri

“Making the Cut: The Effectiveness of Teacher Screening and Hiring in the Los Angeles Unified School District”

Presenter: Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University/CALDER

Co-Authors: Paul Bruno, University of Southern California

“Can UTeach? Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of STEM Teachers”

Presenter: Ben Backes, AIR/CALDER

Co-Authors: Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington & AIR/CALDER , Whitney Cade, AIR, Kate Sullivan, AIR, Melissa Dodson, AIR

Reactor: Carrie Conaway, Chief Strategy and Research Officer, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Lunch Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

PANEL III: Prospects for Changing Higher Education

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

“High School Course Access and Postsecondary STEM Enrollment and Attainment”

Presenter: Cory Koedel, U. of Missouri/CALDER

Co-Author: Rajeev Darolia, U. of Kentucky, Joyce Main, Purdue University, Felix Ndashimye, U. of Missouri, Junpeng Yan, U. of Missouri

Identifying Effective Career Pathways for Disadvantaged Students in Community College

Presenter: Harry Holtzer , Georgetown/CALDER

Co-Author: Zeyu Xu, AIR/CALDER, Gerhard Ottehenning, AIR/CALDER

“Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity”

Presenter: Charlie Clotfelter, Duke/CALDER

Reactor: Cara Jackson, Evaluation Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools, Applied Research, Office of Shared Accountability


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel IV: Dealing with the 3rd Rail: The Politics of Data Access

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Facilitated dialog about access to data across multiple states

Participants: Charlie Clotfelter (Duke/CALDER), Carrie Conaway (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education), Dan Goldhaber (University of Washington & AIR/CALDER), Jane Hannaway (Georgetown/CALDER), Tim Sass (Georgia State University /CALDER), Katharine Strunk (Michigan State University/CALDER), Rick Hanushek (Stanford/CALDER)

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