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November 28, 2019

AERA20 Insider – November 2019

A newsletter from a US-based educational research association.

AERA20 Insider

November 2019

Each year, the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. Leading up to the 2020 Annual Meeting, AERA20 Insider will provide a periodic glance at meeting highlights and features. Join the meeting in San Francisco, April 17–21, 2020, for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional development. Learn more.

 

This Issue:

Join AERA in San Francisco!

Registration and Housing Now Open

Book Now for Early Bird Savings

Registration and housing for the 2020 Annual Meeting are now open. Once you complete registration, your registration summary will include a link to make an online hotel reservation. If you wish to receive the discounted AERA registration rate, your AERA membership must be current through 2020. Join or renew now.

Take Note of Fraudulent Annual Meeting Housing Reservations

Please Inform AERA of Fake Reservation Emails or Websites

AERA asks that potential AERA Annual Meeting attendees be vigilant against any fraudulent emails or fake websites encouraging hotel reservations for the Annual Meeting. Connections Housing is the official vendor for the AERA Annual Meeting. Reservation solicitations received outside the process of completing registration for the Annual Meeting through AERA are suspect. If you receive any such emails or encounter fake websites directly, please email us at annualmtg@aera.net.

Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities at the Annual Meeting

Full List of Courses Now Available

Build your research skills at the Annual Meeting with courses and workshops focused on skill development in implementing statistical techniques, communicating and writing research, qualitative research methods, and other research capacity–building areas. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to purchase tickets to attend courses. Learn more.

Annual Meeting Resources and Accessibility

Learn More About Meeting Services

AERA offers a wide array of resources to support inclusion at the Annual Meeting, including child care, ADA services, ASL interpreting services, and more. View our Child Care page and our Accessibility and Inclusion page for up-to-date information on accessibility resources, special needs requests, on-site assistance, and more.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Deadline for Early Bird Exhibitor Registration: January 1, 2020

The 2020 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall will be more compact than in the past and easily navigated on one level. Extensive signage and numerous staff to direct attendees to the Exhibit Hall, as well as prize drawings and lounges for relaxing, will ensure high traffic in the hall. Learn more.

Affiliated Group Space

Deadline to Apply for Meeting Space: January 17, 2020

Each year, international organizations from around the world converge at the Annual Meeting, and AERA welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals and groups that would like to host a function during the meeting. Reserve your space online here.

 

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“The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When

Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate”

 

Friday, April 17 – Tuesday, April 21, 2020

San Francisco, California
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November 26, 2019

AERA Highlights: Annual Meeting Registration, AERA-UCEA Research Conference, AERA Statistical Analysis Institute, And More!

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November 2019

 

AERA News

AERA Publications News

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls

AERA Publications Calls

WERA Call

Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

 

AERA News

Annual Meeting Registration, Housing, and Microsite Launch

It is not too soon for participants and other attendees to make plans for the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting, which will take place April 17–21, 2020, in San Francisco, California. Meeting registration and housing opened November 20. Read more

 

AERA and UCEA Convene to Chart Course for Research on Educational Leadership Preparation

On November 11–13, AERA and UCEA held a research conference, “Advancing Knowledge About University Contributions to Professional Learning in Educational Leadership,” at the new AERA Convening Center in Washington, D.C. Read more

AERA-NSF Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference

The AERA Grants Program, supported by NSF, held its annual Fall Research Conference October 31–November 2 in the AERA Convening Center. It brought together dissertation and early career awardees and scholars, Governing Board members, federal agency representatives, and other scholars and experts. Read more

AERA Seeks Applicants for Institute on Statistical Analysis—Deadline: December 18

The AERA Grants Program, supported by NSF, has announced the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis: Development of Mathematics Competencies in Early Childhood, a professional development and research capacity–building activity directed to advanced graduate students and early career scholars. Read more

AERA invites applications for the AERA Congressional Fellowship Program, which provides an exciting opportunity for AERA members to use education research to inform public policy while working on Capitol Hill.
AERA Publications News

AERA Q&A: Coeditors Laura Perna and Edward Smith Discuss the New AERA Book Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs

Perna and Smith, coeditors of the new AERA book—which will be released in December and is now available for pre-publication purchase—discuss the college promise movement and important takeaways. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection

On November 18, AERA submitted comments on proposed revisions to the 2019–20 administration of the Civil Rights Data Collection, which includes data on leading civil rights indicators related to access and barriers to educational opportunity from early childhood through Grade 12. Read more

President Trump Appoints Three Members to National Board for Education Sciences

On November 22, President Trump announced his intent to appoint three members to the National Board for Education Sciences, which advises the director of the Institute of Education Sciences on the agency’s activities and approves priorities and peer review procedures for IES. Read more

Three Education Researchers Appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board

On November 13, the NAGB announced six new member appointments and one reappointment made by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Three education researchers are among the appointees. Read more

Negotiations on FY 2020 Appropriations Continue as Second Short-Term Funding Bill Is Signed

On November 21, President Trump signed into law a second short-term continuing resolution to extend funding for FY 2020 at FY 2019 levels through December 20. This provides additional time for Congress and the administration to resolve differences on several policy issues. Read more

AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
WERA Call
Beyond AERA
New Reports

Calls for Input/Submissions

Call for Applications

Calls for Nominations

Upcoming Events

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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: Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

 

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November 10, 2019

Watch Prudence Carter Deliver 16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture

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Watch Dean and Professor Prudence Carter, University of California – Berkeley, presenting the 16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture on “‘A Shade Less Offensive’: School Integration as Radical Inclusion in the Pursuit of Educational Equity.”

 

The Brown Lecture is an example of the compelling work that AERA does for the field of education research.

 

Renew your 2020 (and 2021, if you wish) AERA membership to have access to AERA offerings, opportunities, and member benefits.

 

Note new Retired Membership category for those retired and over 65 years of age with a $100 savings off the cost of regular membership.

 

Login to your account and renew online today. For questions or to renew by mail or phone, contact the AERA membership team at members@aera.net or (202) 238-3200 and provide your record ID 232269.

 

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November 4, 2019

AERA Highlights: Prudence Carter Delivers 16th Annual Brown Lecture, AERA Leadership Convenes, AERA Volume On College Promise Programs Available, And More!

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October 2019

 

AERA News

AERA Publications News

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA New and Extended Calls

AERA Ongoing Calls

AERA Publications Calls

New AERA Videos

Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

 

AERA News

Prudence Carter Delivers 16th Annual Brown Lecture

On October 24, Prudence L. Carter delivered the 16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture to an audience of more than 900 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., as well as online viewers from around the world. Read more

 

AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting

Nearly one hundred AERA leaders and representatives gathered in Washington, D.C., on October 24–25 for the 2019 Coordinated Committee Meeting. The event provides an opportunity for AERA’s committees to address their goals and to come together collectively to further AERA’s mission. Read more

Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM Holds First All-Member Convening

On September 16, AERA participated in the first all-member convening of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM. AERA plays a major leadership role in the consortium, which was launched in February 2019. Read more

AERA seeks nominations for the 2020 AERA Awards. The submission deadline has been extended to November 7, 2019 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which were due October 23, 2019).
AERA Publications News

Groundbreaking AERA Volume on College Promise Programs Available for Advance Purchase

A new AERA volume, Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs, will be released in November and is now available for advance discounted purchase. The volume is edited by Laura W. Perna (University of Pennsylvania) and Edward J. Smith (Kresge Foundation). Read more

December Issue of JEBS Will Focus on NAEP

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the December special issue of JEBS will help readers to understand technical issues surrounding this large-scale assessment program, as well as other assessment programs around the world. Read more

AERA Members Receive Free Access to Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

AERA members receive complimentary access to the current issue of PIBBS (6:2), a journal of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. The issue was guest-edited by AERA members Richard Mayer, P. Karen Murphy, and Frank Worrell, and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA to Comment on Proposed Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection, Urges Member Engagement

AERA is planning to comment on proposed changes by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights to the Civil Rights Data Collection, which were published in a Federal Register notice on September 19. AERA urges members with an interest in these data to submit comments by November 18. Read more

Reminder – IES Director Mark Schneider Seeks Feedback on Off-Cycle Competitions and Research Topics

In August, Mark Schneider, director of the Institute of Education Sciences, wrote a blog post calling for feedback on three proposed off-cycle competitions and on research topics to be included in the IES Request for Applications in FY 2021. Read more

EHR Advisory Committee Holds Fall Meeting

On October 29, the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee held its fall meeting to discuss the EHR directorate’s activities and priorities. Read more

HEA Reauthorization Kicks Off With Introduction of House and Senate Legislation

On October 16, the House Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Most pertinent for education researchers, the legislation includes provisions of the College Transparency Act. Read more

AERA New and Extended Calls
AERA Ongoing Calls
AERA Publications Calls
New AERA Videos

Prudence L. Carter Delivers the 16th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research: “‘A Shade Less Offensive’: School Integration as Radical Inclusion in the Pursuit of Educational Equity”

Francis Pearman Discusses the New AERA Open Study “Are Achievement Gaps Related to Discipline Gaps? Evidence from National Data”

Beyond AERA
Call for Public Comment

New Reports

Calls for Applications and Nominations

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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: Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

 

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October 15, 2019

Article Notice – A Look Inside Online Educational Settings In High School: Promise And Pitfalls For Improving Educational Opportunities And Outcomes

This scrolled across my electronic desk from something in the past day or two…

A Look Inside Online Educational Settings in High School: Promise and Pitfalls for Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes

First Published March 27, 2019 Research Article

https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831219838776

Article has an altmetric score of 28

Article Information

Article first published online: March 27, 2019
Received: January 06, 2018; Revisions received: February 09, 2019; Accepted: February 26, 2019

Carolyn J. Heinrich
Jennifer Darling-Aduana
Vanderbilt University

Annalee Good
Huiping (Emily) Cheng
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstract

This research examines online course-taking in high schools, which is increasingly used by students falling behind in progress toward graduation. The study looks inside educational settings to observe how online courses are used and assess whether students gain academically through their use. Drawing on 7 million records of online instructional sessions linked to student records, we find mostly negative associations between online course-taking and math and reading scores, with some gains in credits earned and grade point averages by upperclassmen. Those least prepared academically and with weaker course-taking behaviors fared more poorly and were likely set back by online course-taking. Limited resources constrained the implementation of district-recommended practices and instructional supports, such as live teacher interactions and individualized content assistance.

Keywords: online instruction, credit recovery, student engagement, academic achievement

As this is in the “OnlineFirst” section, it has yet to be assigned to a specific issue. However, it is the second oldest article in that section, so it will likely appear in Volume 56, Issue 6 – which is the next issue.

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