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April 12, 2016

AERA16 Insider – April 12, 2016

The AERA update for today, the final day…

AERA16 Insider
April 12, 2016

Welcome to the final day of the AERA Annual Meeting. This last AERA16 Insider will provide tips on key sessions and events, as well as other Annual Meeting resources and highlights you won’t want to miss.

Join the conversation: Use the conference hashtag #AERA16, and follow AERA on Twitter at@AERA_EdResearch.

Questions? Contact the AERA Meetings team at

In This Issue:

AERA Open Business Meeting

How Much Testing?

Ed-Talks: Inclusive Education Practices

Participation in Computer Science Education



2016 Annual Meeting Sponsors
AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2016 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor
SAGE Publishing

Silver Sponsors
Teachers College Press

Access Group Center for Policy & Research Analysis

Bronze Sponsors
Montclair State University

NIE, Singapore

NORC at the University of Chicago

Today’s Highlights
AERA Open Business Meeting

8:15 to 9:45 a.m., Convention Center, Level Two, Room 209 A

Link to Session

The AERA Open Business Meeting provides a time for AERA members to discuss important issues regarding education research and the work of AERA. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting convened by AERA President Jeannie Oakes.

How Much Testing and for What Purpose? Public Scholarship in the Debate about Educational Assessment and Accountability

10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom C

Session hashtag: #AERAHowMuchTesting
Link to Session
Session will also be live-streamed

Session participants will respond to the questions and concerns that students, parents, teachers, and other diverse stakeholders have raised in the public debate on testing. How much testing is appropriate? Who should be tested, how frequently, and on what content? How should the results of these tests be used? Crowdsourced questions will inform this session, with discussion having started months prior to the Annual Meeting, tagged with #AERAHowMuchTesting. Participants will also consider the role and impact of research in a policy arena so infused with politics and ideology. Participants include Linda Darling-Hammond (Stanford University), Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University), Lorrie A. Shepard (University of Colorado Boulder), and David C. Berliner (Arizona State University).

Ed-Talks: Inclusive Education Practices
10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Convention Center, Level Two, Room 207 B

Link to Session

This series of talks examines the types of practices that create a supportive learning environment for all students. These talks focus on both the barriers to, and possible solutions for providing an equitable education for students from all backgrounds. Session participants include Alfredo Artiles (Arizona State University), Diana Hess (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Elizabeth Moje (University of Michigan), and Sharon Nelson-Barber (WestEd). Commentators include Nirvi Shah (Politico) and Mario Cardona (White House Domestic Policy Council).

Public Scholarship Broadening Participation in Computer Science Education
2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom C

Link to Session

This symposium on public scholarship tackles race- and gender stratification in the field of computer science. Learn how the National Science Foundation (NSF), higher education, and K12 collaborated on a multi-million dollar investment in broadening computer science opportunities. Stories from district-university partnerships illustrate how these collective efforts ignited an explosion of computer science courses for underrepresented students. While much work remains, efforts to improve equitable computer science access—by leveraging the influence, resources, and know-how of federal, university, and K12 partners—demonstrate how educational disparities can be addressed via equity-minded curriculum, teacher development, district scale-up, policy advocacy, research and evaluation.

2017 AERA Annual Meeting
April 27May 1, 2017
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Exhibits, Sponsors, Advertising
Professional Development
Grad Student Resources
Press Info and Registration
Meeting Info & Accessibility
Contact AERA
2016 Annual Meeting
“Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies”
Friday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Washington, D.C.

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