13th 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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On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its 13th 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.

You can also attend the conference online. Register here to live stream the conference.

Check for live updates by following us on Twitter @caldercenter and tracking our hashtag #CALDER2020

2020 CALDER Conference Agenda

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8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Brief Welcome [& some Info on what we couldn’t fit on the agenda]

Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research (AIR)/CALDER

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. SESSION I: School Districts and Academic Mobility

Where are Initially Low-performing Students the Most Likely to Succeed? A Multi-state Analysis of Academic Mobility

Presenter: Cory Koedel, University of Missouri/CALDER

Co-Authors: Wes Austin, Georgia State University; David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER; Dan Goldhaber, AIR/CALDER; Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, University of Texas at Dallas/CALDER; Tara Killbride, Michigan State University; Jaeseok Sean Lee, University of Missouri; Jin Luo, University of Texas at Dallas; Umut Özek, AIR/CALDER; Eric Parsons, University of Missouri; Steve Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago/CALDER; Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER; Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University/CALDER

Reactor: Carrie Conaway, Senior Lecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Education

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. SESSION II: Values, Choice, Segregation and Student Outcomes

Parental Preferences for Charter Schools in North Carolina: Implications for Racial Segregation and Isolation

Presenter: Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER

Co-Author: Mavzuna Turaeva, Duke University

Effects of Scaling Up Private School Choice Programs on Public School Students

Presenter: Cassie Hart, University of California Davis

Co-Authors: David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER; Krzysztof Karbownik, Emory University/CALDER

School Segregation at the Classroom Level in a Southern ‘New Destination’ State.”

Presenter: Charles Clotfelter, Duke University/CALDER

Co-Authors: Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER; Mavzuna Turaeva, Duke University

Reactor: Brian Reeder, Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the Oregon Department of Education

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. SESSION III: Education Potpourri

“Testing, Teacher Turnover and the Distribution of Teachers Across Grades and Schools”

Presenter: Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER

Co-Authors: Dillon Fuchsman, University of Arkansas; Gema Zamarro, University of Arkansas

“The Doctor Will See You Now: Telemedicine and Student Outcomes”

Presenters: Steven Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/CALDER; and Sarah Komisarow, Duke University

Reactor: Cara Jackson, Associate Partner with Bellwether Education Partners

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SESSION IV: Special Education

“Teacher Quality Gaps by Disability and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Los Angeles”

Presenter: Ijun Lai, Michigan State University

Co-Authors: Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University/CALDER; Scott Imberman, Michigan State University; Jesse Wood, Michigan State University; Nate Jones, Boston University

“The Special Education Teacher Pipeline: Teacher Preparation, Workforce Entry, Effectiveness, and Retention”

Presenter: Roddy Theobald, AIR/CALDER

Co-Author: Dan Goldhaber, AIR/CALDER; Kristian Holden, AIR/CALDER; Natsumi Naito, University of Washington Seattle; Marcy Stein, University of Washington Tacoma.

Reactor: Kaylan Connally, Program Manager for Student Expectations at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SESSION V: Long Run Impacts of Principals and Schools

“Elementary and Middle School Principal Effects on Future Academic, Behavioral and Labor-Market Outcomes”

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

Co-Authors: Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, University of Texas at Dallas/CALDER; Andrew Morgan, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lauren Sartain, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; Jeffrey Schiman, Georgia Southern University

“Can High Schools Influence Socio-Emotional Skills, and Does it Matter in the Long Run?”

Presenter: Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University/CALDER

Co-Authors: Shanette C. Porter, Mindset Scholars Network; John Q. Easton, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research; Alyssa Blanchard, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research; Sebastián Kiguel, Northwestern University

Reactor: Dara Shaw, Executive Director for Research at the Maryland State Department of Education

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SESSION VI: Teacher Policy A Decade After RttT: What Have We Learned, Where Do We Go?

Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, University of Texas at Dallas/CALDER;

Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University/CALDER;

Helen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER

Meagan Comb, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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