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February 19, 2018

AERA18 Insider – February 2018

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AERA18 Insider
February 2018Each year, the AERA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the United States and around the world. Leading up to the 2018 Annual Meeting, AERA18 Insider will provide a periodic glance at meeting highlights and features. Join us April 13–17 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.
In this Issue:

Register Now


Major Speakers Announced


Awards Ceremony Luncheon


Advance Your Skills


Explore New York City


Connect with Exhibitors


Meeting Resources and Accessibility


JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY
Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018


About the Theme
The theme of the Annual Meeting calls us to confront the struggles for public education, considering the times in which we are living, the historical arcs that shape our present(s), and the roles we can play in the fight for justice. Read more


2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors

AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

Gold Sponsor
– SAGE Publishing

Silver Sponsor
– GTCOM

Bronze Sponsors
– AccessLex Institute
– National Institute of Education

Join as an AERA18 sponsor!




Register Now
Online Registration and Housing  Now Available

Join more than 15,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in New York City, hear from major speakers, and select from more than 2,500 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research. Be sure to obtain your 2018 AERA membership before registering for the Annual Meetingto receive the major discount on your meeting registration fee.Major Speakers Announced
William Trent, Linda Tuhiwai Smith to Deliver Featured Lectures

AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball has announced prominent scholars William Trent and Linda Tuhiwai Smith as major speakers at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Trent will give the AERA Distinguished Lecture and Smith will deliver the Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture. Learn moreAward Lecture Speakers

Also plan to listen to the impressive line-up of Award Lecture Speakers, including Henry M. Levin (2017 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award), Hua-Hua Chang (2017 E.F. Lindquist Award), and Morgan Polikoff (2017 Early Career Award). Clickhere for a preliminary look at major addresses and lectures.

Awards Ceremony Luncheon
Honoring Excellence in Education Research

The sixth annual AERA Awards Luncheon will be heldSunday, April 15. The luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the field of education research and the accomplishments of AERA-wide awardees and those who receive special citations. Individual tickets to the luncheon can be purchased during the registration process, or at “My AERA,” by all Annual Meeting attendees, while seats remain. Free tickets are available to attendees who bring their own lunches. Go to “My AERA” to reserve.

Advance Your Skills
Professional Development Courses Open for Registration

Annual Meeting attendees can take advantage of a rich program of extended and mini professional development courses. This year’s 31-course lineup provides ample opportunities for attendees to train in research methods and skills, discover specialized research disciplines, address professional development issues, and much more.

To view more information about the on-site professional development courses at the Annual Meeting, click here.

Explore New York City
An International Marvel

No other destination can match New York City’s unforgettable offerings, from Broadway shows, museums to picturesque views, and priceless historical attractions. Visit AERA’s website for information on attractions, museums, dining, getting around, and more.

Connect with Exhibitors
Come Visit Our Exhibitors

Visit the New York Hilton Midtown Friday throughSunday (April 13-15) to meet exhibitors. Enjoy complimentary coffee and visit top publishers, research companies on the rise, technology experts, and many more.

Enter to Win 

If you visit at least 10 different exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall during the meeting, you will be entered for a daily chance to win an iPad or a trip to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto (registration, hotel, and air fare included).

Meeting Resources and Accessibility
Learn More About Meeting Resources

AERA offers a wide array of services at the Annual Meeting. View our Meeting Services page for up-to-date information on accessibility resources, journal talks, ASL interpreting services, child care, and more.

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2018 Annual Meeting
“The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education”
Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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January 3, 2018

AERA Announces Most Read Education Research Articles of 2017

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For Immediate Release
January 3, 2018
Contact:
Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
(202) 238-3235(202) 288-9333 (cell)
AERA Announces Most Read
Education Research Articles of 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 3, 2018 — Research on student loan aversion, the accuracy of youth political knowledge, student achievement in online charter schools, and more appears in the 10 most popular journal articles published by the American Educational Research Association in 2017.

“These articles exemplify the high quality of scholarship being published by AERA and being produced in the field of education research,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “They also demonstrate how rigorously produced research improves our understanding of pressing education issues and helps inform evidence-based practices and policies that best benefit students, educators, and the public.”

Based on the number of times they were accessed online, the following articles made the list:

(Full articles can be accessed at no cost through the links below.)

This study provides the first large-scale quantitative evidence of levels of student loan aversion in the United States. Between 20 percent and 40 percent of high school seniors are loan-averse. Women are less likely to be loan-averse than men, and Hispanics are more likely to be loan-averse than whites.
AERA Open, January 2017
Angela Boatman, Brent J. Evans, Adela Soliz
This study investigates youth judgments of the accuracy of truth claims tied to controversial public issues and the influence of political knowledge and exposure to media literacy education. It finds that political knowledge does not improve judgments of accuracy but that media literacy education does.
American Educational Research Journal, February 2017
Joseph Kahne, Benjamin Bowyer
Researchers find that low-income, lower achieving white students in Ohio are more likely to choose online charter schools, while low-income, lower achieving minority students are more likely to opt into the traditional charter school sector. They also find that students in e-schools perform worse on standardized assessments than their peers in traditional charter and traditional public schools.
Educational Researcher, January 2017
June Ahn, Andrew McEachin
This study documents how students entering kindergarten in 2010 compare to those who entered in 1998 in terms of their teacher-reported math, literacy, and behavioral skills. While children—particularly black children—in 2010 entered kindergarten with stronger math and literacy skills, results for behavioral outcomes were mixed.
Educational Researcher, January 2017
Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham
Five years into the Common Core initiative, researchers and the general public are interested in whether and how the standards are “working.” This special topic introduction examines the state of the literature on these questions and offers suggestions for important work moving forward.
AERA Open, January 2017
Morgan S. Polikoff
Researchers leverage the longitudinal structure of state and district administrative data sets in Michigan to develop a new measure of economic disadvantage based on student eligibility for subsidized school meals, which can be used to estimate effects in program evaluations, improve value-added calculations, and better target resources.
AERA Open, February 2017
Katherine Michelmore, Susan Dynarski
This review of academic interventions for elementary and middle school students with low socioeconomic status finds that tutoring, feedback and progress monitoring, and cooperative learning have effect sizes that are educationally important, statistically significant, and robust.
Review of Educational Research, January 2017
Jens Dietrichson, Martin Bøg, Trine Filges, Anne-Marie Klint Jørgensen
This research review finds that children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs before entering kindergarten later experience fewer special education placements, decreased grade retention, and improved high school graduation rates compared with peers who do not participate.
Educational Researcher, November 2017
Dana Charles McCoy, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, Greg J. Duncan, Holly S. Schindler, Katherine Magnuson, Rui Yang, Andrew Koepp, Jack P. Shonkoff
This review study provides an overview of the effects of team-based professional development on higher education teacher attitudes and teacher learning. Researchers identify several factors that can either hinder or support professional development at the individual teacher, team, and organizational levels.
Review of Educational Research, April 2017
Inken Gast, Kim Schildkamp, Jan T. van der Veen
This meta-analysis examines the effects of practice tests versus nontesting learning conditions such as restudying, practice, filler activities, or no presentation of the material. Results reveal that practice tests are more beneficial for learning than are restudying and all the other comparison conditions that were included in the meta-analysis.
Review of Educational Research, February 2017
Olusola O. Adesope, Dominic A. Trevisan, Narayankripa Sundararajan
In addition to the preceding list of the top 10 articles, AERA also announced the top five articles accessed for each of AERA’s seven peer-reviewed journals.

Browse most read articles by journal:

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. 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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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December 31, 2017

Best Wishes from the American Educational Research Association

Another holiday greeting…


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December 30, 2017

AERA Highlights – December 2017

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December 2017

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Publications News
AERA Extended Call
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
WERA Call

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA News

AERA Encourages 2017 End-of-Year Giving
AERA has reached out to members and friends of education research to urge end-of-year giving. The AERA “ask” is focused on vital sets of activities supported through the Second Century Fund and the Minority Dissertation Fellowship Fund.
Strong Turnout at 2017 WERA-HKERA Meeting in Hong Kong
The World Education Research Association Focal Meeting, held in collaboration with the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2017, drew researchers from across the globe to share research and knowledge and build research capacity.
Special Issue of ER Explores LGBTQ Issues in Education
This month, AERA published a special edition of Educational Researcher devoted to examining pressing LGBTQ issues in education. A related op-ed by the special issue editors ran on theWashington Post website. Click here to read AERA’s news release.
AERA Member Selected as FABBS Early Career Award Recipient
AERA member Kathleen Corriveau (Boston University) has been selected as a 2018 Early Career Impact Award recipient by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences.


Research Policy and Funding News

Mark Schneider Nominated to Lead Institute of Education Sciences
On November 28, President Donald Trump nominated Mark Schneider to be the next director of the Institute of Education Sciences.
Science Groups Respond to CDC “Evidence-based” Directive
More than 40 science, engineering, and higher education organizations, including AERA, sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on December 19, urging the Trump administration to ensure that the federal government “utilizes science-based decision making in its policy formulations, that scientific information is communicated in an accurate manner and reflected as such in government documents, reports, and websites.”
House GOP Takes First Step in Rewriting Higher Education Act
On December 12, the House Education and Workforce Committee advanced legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act on a party-line vote.
Congress Acts on Tax Reform and FY 2018 Appropriations
Congress has had a busy holiday season, working concurrently to enact legislation to reform the tax code and to fund the government for a little longer in the 2018 fiscal year.


AERA Publications News

RRE 2019 Editors Appointed, Call for Proposals Announced
Terri Pigott, Ann Marie Ryan, and Charles Tocci have been appointed editors for the 2019 and 2021 editions (Volumes 43 and 45) of Review of Research in Education. Pigott and Ryan will serve as co-editors and Tocci as associate editor.
Calls for Editors Announced for Three AERA Journals
AERA invites nominations and applications for the editorships of three of its journals: the American Educational Research Journal, the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

AERA Extended Call



AERA Calls



AERA Publications Calls

AERA Open “Special Topic” Calls for Papers:



WERA Call


Beyond AERA


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News


Video of the Month: 
AERA 2017: Solving Teacher Inequities by
Putting Knowledge into Action


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: Juliane Baron, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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October 16, 2017

AERA Statement on the New Expansion of IPEDS and the Need for Lifting Restrictions on Federal Data Collection

From the inbox this past Thursday…


Contact:
Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
(202) 238-3235(202) 288-9333 (cell)Jonathan Fera, jfera@aera.net
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Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the New Expansion of IPEDS and the Need for Lifting Restrictions on Federal Data Collection
October 12, 2017

In the following statement, Felice J. Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association, praises the National Center for Education Statistics for providing important new college completion data through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and calls on Congress to lift restrictions preventing necessary additional data collection and research. 

Three cheers for the expansion of data collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). We see the benefits of fuller college completion data in the release today by the National Center for Education Statistics. It is a significant step forward in better understanding student and institutional outcomes. We now have available information that far better reflects the contemporary landscape of higher education, where a majority of students are no longer full-time, first-time students who enter college directly from high school; where many students transfer institutions once or more; and where a growing number of students are earning non-degree credentials. This data will not only open up new avenues for high-quality research and enhance sound, evidence-based policymaking, but also help students and families make better informed college choices.

However, large gaps in what we know about student and college outcomes still exist—and will continue to exist—until Congress lifts restrictions that prevent national collection of student-level data in a rigorously privacy-protected system. It is only through such a system that students and families, policymakers, and the general public will have access to high-quality information about postsecondary outcomes. This information is needed to help inform many important decisions, from life-changing individual choices to public policies that affect a $500 billion sector of the economy.

The bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking last month called on federal policymakers to “consider repealing current bans and limiting future bans on the collection and use of data for evidence building.” In its report to Congress, the commission noted:

[W]ith modern privacy-enhancing technologies, a well-developed legal framework, and a strong commitment to transparency, the Commission believes it is possible to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and ensure accountability to stakeholders, while also protecting privacy. The Commission also believes it is incumbent on the Congress and the President to regularly and thoroughly consider the value of policies that preclude evidence building against the prospective public value of the evidence that could be produced.

Large individual and public investments in higher education are at stake, and the current patchwork of postsecondary education data systems in the United States can provide only incomplete information on outcomes. It is vital that Congress lift the ban on a national system that can better serve the public interest and inform policymaking, while remaining aligned with privacy protection.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. 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.

This release is available online.

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