10th Annual CALDER Conference

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 08:00 to 16:00
American Institutes for Research
On Friday, February 3, 2017 the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) held its Tenth Annual Research Conference. 

This year’s conference brought 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 look back on this year's conference by following us on Twitter @caldercenter and tracking our hashtag #CALDER2017

You can also see our Storify from this year's conference (Forthcoming). 

2017 CALDER Conference Materials

We invite you to learn more about the 2017 Annual CALDER Conference proceedings using the resources below:

Full conference schedule:

To view the schedule as a PDF, click here.

*Note some papers may not yet be available

Continental Breakfast



Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

PANEL I: What Shapes a Student's Path Forward

“Long-Term Orientation and the Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Students”

Presenter: David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER

Coauthor(s): Paola Giuliano, UCLA and NBER, Umut Özek

“How High Schools Explain Students' Initial Colleges and Majors"

Presenter: Cory Koedel, University of Missouri/CALDER

Coauthors(s): Rajeev Darolia, University of Missouri

"Building Better Bridges to Life after High School: Experimental Evidence on Contemporary Career Academies"

Presenter: Steve Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill /CALDER

Coauthor(s): Matthew Lenard & Colleen Paeplow, Wake County Public School System

Reactor: Carrie Conaway, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

PANEL II: Miscellaneous

"Principals Use of District Policies"

Presenter: Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia/CALDER

Co-Author: Susanna Loeb, Stanford/CALDER

Bilingual Education and Shorter and Longer Term Outcomes of English Language Learners

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

Co-Authors: Eric Hanushek, Stanford University/CALDER & Jeffrey Schiman, Southern Georgia University

Reactor: Roddy Theobald, AIR


PANEL III: Teacher Distribution and the Power of Incentives
1:00 - 2:45pm

"Has It Always Been This Way? Tracing the Evolution of Teacher Quality Gaps in U.S. Public Schools"

Presenter: Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington & AIR/CALDER

Co-Authors: Vanessa Quince, University of Washington & Roddy Theobald, AIR

"The Effects of Differential Pay on Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Quality"

Presenter: Tim Sass, Georgia State University /CALDER

Coauthor(s): Carycruz Bueno, Georgia State University

"Strategic Staffing? How Performance Pressures Affect the Distribution of Teachers within Schools and Resulting Student Achievement"

Presenter: Susanna Loeb, Stanford/CALDER

Coauthor(s): Jason Grissom, Vanderbilt & Demetra Kalogrides, Stanford

"Pensions and Late Career Teacher Retention"

Presenter: Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri/CALDER

Coauthor(s): Dongwoo Kim, Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, & WeiWei Wu, University of Missouri

Reactors: Stacey Preis, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Learning Services, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education & Roddy Theobald, AIR

PANEL IV: To What Extent Are We Using the Tools in the Toolbox?



Facilitated dialog about the use of incentives to influence the distribution of school personnel

Participants: Carrie Conaway, Chief Strategy and Research Officer, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Charlie Clotfelter, Duke/CALDER, Rick Hanushek, Stanford/CALDER, Tennille Jeffries-Simmons, Spokane Public Schools, Sunny Ladd, Duke/CALDER, & Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia/CALDER