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October 11, 2014

New AERA Open Access Journal Now Accepting Article Submissions

Another item from Thursday’s inbox…  I should note that my ed tech colleagues and I had quite the discussion (and laugh) about this being the “the first open access journal in the field of education and learning to be published in the United States,” plus this is author pay open access – as opposed to true open access…


For Immediate Release:

October 9, 2014

Contact:
Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
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Bridget Jameson, bjameson@aera.net
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New AERA Open Access Journal Now Accepting Article Submissions

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2014 – AERA Open, a new scholarly journal from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), is now accepting article submissions. The publication is the first open access journal in the field of education and learning to be published in the United States. It is also among the first open access journals to be launched by a scholarly social science society.

AERA Open is edited by an inaugural team of leading scholars—Mark Warschauer, Greg Duncan, and Jacquelynne Eccles. The editors are joined by an accomplished associate editor team and editorial board. The editorial team is committed to upholding the highest standards of rigorous and rapid review.

In the journal’s inaugural editorial, Warschauer, Duncan, and Eccles describe what a truly “open” journal means. In addition to being open and accessible to a broad audience, AERA Open is open to diverse authors, disciplines, and contexts, and to inspection and replication studies.

Through AERA Open, the editors note that they “seek to promote strong education research; strengthen the ties between researchers, policy makers, and practitioners; and foster greater international communication and collaboration in education scholarship.”

“With the launch of AERA Open, AERA continues its leadership role in scholarly open access publishing,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are eager to open the submission system for AERA’s newest journal, which we anticipate will become a venue for innovation, data sharing, and connections across interdisciplinary arenas of inquiry.”

As with AERA’s other six journals, SAGE is publishing AERA Open on behalf of AERA—and is similarly committed to this effort as AERA’s publishing partner.

AERA Open will cross disciplinary and geographical boundaries to make significant advances in global education research,” said Bob Howard, Vice President of Journals, SAGE. “We are confident in the exceptional editorial team put together by AERA and are delighted to be serving as the journal’s publisher.”

The submission site for AERA Open is on the ScholarOne platform. AERA Open’s manuscript guidelines, list of author payment fees, and other important information can be viewed here.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

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October 3, 2014

Attend in Person or Watch Live Online: 11th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research – October 23

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

The American Educational Research Association invites you to join in observing the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education at the Eleventh Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research“A Long Shadow: The American Pursuit of Political Justice and Education Equality”—on Thursday, October 23, 6 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Register to Watch Live Online

R.S.V.P. to Attend in Person

This year’s speaker is James D. Anderson, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a noted expert on American education history and desegregation. Anderson’s impressive body of scholarship focuses broadly on the history of U.S. education, with specializations in the history of African American education in the South, the history of higher education desegregation, the history of public school desegregation, and the history of African American school achievement in the 20th century.
With 2014 and 2015 marking major anniversaries of landmark moments in the American struggle for equality—the 60th anniversary of Brown, the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the sesquicentennial of the 13th Amendment, and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965—Anderson’s address examines how the constitutional framing of the equality of political power in the Reconstruction era casts a long shadow over American social justice today and continues to shape the pursuit of all forms of equality. Read more
Follow the conversation on Twitter: #AERABrownLectureAbout the Brown Lecture
The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research illuminates the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. Now in its 11th year, the Brown Lecture was inaugurated by AERA in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took scientific research into account in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give this public lecture in Washington, D.C.


For More Information About the Brown Lecture:
Visit www.aera.net/brownlecture or email brownlecture@aera.net.



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September 25, 2014

AERA Highlights: September 2014

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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September 2014

AERA News
Information for AERA Members
AERA Centennial Calls
Other AERA Calls
New From the AERA Video Gallery
AERA in the News


AERA News

James Anderson to Give 2014 Brown Lecture—Register Now to Attend or Watch Live Online
At AERA’s 2014 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 23, Dr. James D. Anderson, noted expert on American education history and desegregation, will examine how landmark moments in the American struggle for political and education equality continue to cast a long shadow over American social justice today.
IES Reauthorization Bill, Reducing NCES’s Autonomy, Advances in Senate
This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions approved the Strengthening Education through Research Act, which in reauthorizing the Institute of Education Sciences, severely erodes the autonomy and efficacy of the National Center for Education Statistics.
Capitol Hill Briefing on Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Draws International Audience
More than 100 on-site attendees and 750 online viewers from at least 15 countries turned out September 12 for a Capitol Hill briefing on the just-released 2014 edition of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
AERA Names Juliane Baron Director of Government Relations
Beginning her position on October 1, Baron will lead AERA’s education and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies, serve as advisor to the executive director, and play a strategic role with committees and coalitions.
IES Reauthorization, Evaluating Research Outcomes Were Key Topics at OIA Fall Policy Meeting
AERA’s Organization of Institutional Affiliates held its annual Fall Policy Meeting on September 14 and 15. Participants met with top research policy experts to examine the challenges facing key federal education programs and discuss research policy issues receiving attention within their organizations.
AERA and AIR Examine Schools, Rules, and Socialization Effects for Students
A research conference held by AERA and the American Institutes for Research aimed to map and integrate scientific work across fields and to provide direction and focus for future research.

Information for AERA Members

AERA Council Approves Member Dues Increase
After evaluating the financial base of the Association and the resources required to accomplish AERA’s strategic mission and goals, Council concluded that a dues increase was prudent. Annual dues will increase to $180 for regular members and $55 for students.
President-Elect Calls for Committee Nominations
AERA President-Elect Jeannie Oakes invites AERA members to submit committee nominations for themselves or for colleagues, saying, “Your professional service is vital to the ongoing work of the Association.”

AERA Centennial Calls


Other AERA Calls

Editorships


New From the AERA Video Gallery

Suzanne Lane on the 2014 Edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

More AERA Videos


AERA in the News

More AERA in the News


AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Nathan Bell, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager
Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing


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August 29, 2014

AERA Highlights: August 2014

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August 2014

AERA News
Research Advocacy Issues
AERA Centennial Calls
AERA Other Calls
Beyond AERA
New From the AERA Video Gallery
AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA Open Names Associate Editors, Will Accept Manuscripts Starting September 15
AERA Open, AERA’s new open access, online peer-reviewed journal, will accept manuscripts starting September 15, with an editorial team poised to provide rapid review and dissemination.
AERA Journals Top International Education and Education Research Rankings
Two AERA journals ranked in the top ten in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports, released by Thomson Reuters on July 29.
Going Global: AERA Staff Speak at South Africa Research Conference
AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and Visiting Scientist Lori Diane Hill this month were featured at several sessions related to the second annual meeting of the South African Education Research Association, held in Durban, South Africa.

Research Advocacy Issues

AERA Comments on OMB Federal Statistical Policy Directive
In response to a request from the Office of Management and Budget for comments on its proposed Statistical Policy Directive, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine provided comments supporting the goals of OMB’s draft directive while providing three key recommendations for strengthening it.
AERA and Partners Urge Senate to Restore NCES Stature
In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate education committee, AERA and 10 other research organizations urged senators to protect the autonomy, authority, and stature of the National Center for Education Statistics, as it takes up the Strengthening Education Through Research Act.
Senate Bill Would Provide Boost to NSF
Senator John “Jay” Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014, which will reauthorize funding and programs at the National Science Foundation and other science agencies. It is noticeably different in tone and language from the FIRST Act.
NASFAA Endorses Repealing Ban on Federal Student Unit Record
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators released 15 policy recommendations for improving consumer information requirements for higher education institutions earlier this month.

AERA Centennial Calls


AERA Other Calls


Beyond AERA

New NRC Report: Furthering America’s Research Enterprise
A new report by the National Research Council, Furthering America’s Research Enterprise, found that, “current measures are inadequate to guide national-level decisions about what research investments will expand the benefits of science.”

NIH Seeks Candidates for OBSSR Director
The National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

Spencer Foundation Accepting Submissions for Mid-Career Grant Program
The Spencer Foundation announced a new grant program to enrich the work of academic mid-career scholars who are 7 to 20 years post doctorate.

William T. Grant Foundation Posts Deadlines for 2015 Research and Fellows Grants
The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.


New From the AERA Video Gallery


Yasuko Kanno and Sara E.N. Kangas:
“English Language Learners’ Limited Access to Advanced College-Preparatory Courses in High School”

Ilana Umansky:
“Reclassification Patterns Among Latino English Learner Students in Bilingual, Dual Immersion, and English Immersion Classrooms”

Matthew C. Makel:
“Facts Are More Important Than Novelty: Replication in the Education Sciences”

Andrew Plunk and William Tate:
“State-Mandated High School Science and Mathematics Course Graduation Requirements”


More AERA Videos


AERA in the News

More AERA in the News


AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing


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August 20, 2014

New Edition of Testing Standards Now Available

Not K-12 online learning specific, but may be of interest…

The Gold Standard in Guidance on Testing

Endorsed by the American Educational Research Association,
the American Psychological Association, 

and the National Council on Measurement in Education

The new edition of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing addresses important changes in federal law and major measurement trends affecting validity, testing of individuals with disabilities or different linguistic backgrounds, new types of tests, and new uses of existing tests. The Testing Standards provides guidance on professional and technical issues of test development and use in education, psychology, and employment. It is the leading reference for professional test developers, sponsors, publishers, users, policymakers, employers, and students in education and psychology.

The new edition reflects important developments that have occurred in the field of testing since the Testing Standards was last revised. Five areas, in particular, receive attention in the 2014 revision:

  • Examining the accountability issues for the uses of tests in education policy
  • Broadening the concept of accessibility of tests for all examinees
  • Representing more comprehensively the role of tests in the workplace
  • Taking into account the expanding role of technology in testing
  • Improving the structure of the book for better communication of the standards

The Testing Standards has been approved by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education as representing best practice for their members.
Order Today!

 


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