Research Informing Practice, Practice Informing Research
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:00 to Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Concurrent Session I  10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

1.01 Accountability for Students 
Room: Taylor 

UMUT OZEK, American Institutes for Research. Hold Back to Move Forward? Early Grade Retention and Student Misbehavior

1.05  Initial Teacher Assignments
Room: McKinley

JOHN M. KRIEG, Western Washington University. A Foot in the Door: Exploring the Role of Student Teaching Assignments in Teachers' Initial Job Placements. RODDY THEOBALD, University of Washington Bothell, DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell

Concurrent session II  2:45 p.m. – 4:14 p.m.

2.03  Educator Pensions: Investigating Labor Market Effects and Plan Cost
Room: Coolidge

DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell. Teacher Pension Systems and Mobility Decisions: Evidence from Washington State. CYRUS GROUT, University of Washington Bothell, KRISTIAN HOLDEN, American Institutes for Research

2.01  Computerized Classrooms: How Technology Changes Student Learning, Peer Effects, and Teacher Performance
Room: Jefferson

LINDSAY FOX, Stanford University. Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance. ERIC BETTINGER, Stanford University, SUSANNA LOEB, Stanford University, ERIC TAYLOR, Stanford University

2.06  Job Switching and Sorting of Teachers
Room: Madison B

LI FENG, Texas State University. The Impact of Incentives to Recruit and Retain Teachers in Hard to Staff Subjects: An Analysis of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program. TIM R. SASS, Georgia State University

2.12  Spillover Effects within the Family
Room: Hoover

CHRISTINA LICALSI, American Institutes for Research. Back to School: Increases in Maternal Education and Infant Health. DAVID FIGLIO, Northwestern University

SANDRA E. BLACK, University of Texas at Austin. The Educational Consequences of Having a Disabled SiblingDAVID FIGLIO, Northwestern University, JONATHAN GURYAN, Northwestern University, KRZYSZTOF KARBOWNIK, Northwestern University, JEFFREY ROTH, University of Florida

Concurrent Session III  4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

3.03  Improving Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: Evidence from DC Public Schools
Room: Coolidge

THOMAS DEE, Stanford University. Effects of IMPACT Incentives on Teacher Performance and Teacher Retention. MELINDA ADNOT, University of Virginia, VERONICA KATZ, University of Virginia, JIM WYCKOFF, University of Virginia

JIM WYCKOFF, University of Virginia. Effects of Teacher Compositional Change on Student Achievement. MELINDA ADNOT, University of Virginia, THOMAS DEE, Stanford University, VERONICA KATZ, University of Virginia

VERONICA KATZ, University of Virginia. Education Reform and Student Achievement in the District of Columbia: Three Sources of Evidence. MELINDA ADNOT, University of Virginia, THOMAS DEE, Stanford University, JIM WYCKOFF, University of Virginia

3.11  Teacher Labor Market
Room: Madison B

P. BRETT XIANG, University of Missouri. Pension Enhancements and the Retention of Public Employees: Evidence from Teaching. CORY KOEDEL, University of Missouri

KATHARINE O. STRUNK, University of Southern California. Lessons Learned from the Great Recession: The Case of Teacher Layoff Threats. DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell, NATE BROWN, University of Washington Bothell, DAVID S. KNIGHT, University of Southern California

Friday, February 27,  2015

Concurrent Session IV   8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

4.08 Retaining Effective Teachers 
Room: Harding

CORY KOEDEL, University of Missouri. The Impact of Performance Ratings on Job Satisfaction for Public School Teachers. JIAXI LI, University of Missouri, MATTHEW SPRINGER, Vanderbilt University

JAMES COWAN, University of Washington Bothell. Do Bonuses Affect Teacher Staffing and Student Achievement in High Poverty Schools? Evidence from an Incentive for National Board Certified Teachers in Washington State. DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell

Concurrent Session V   9:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.

5.10  Screening for Effective Teachers
Room: Hoover

DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell. Screen Twice, Cut Once: Assessing the Predictive Validity of Teacher Selection Tools. CYRUS GROUT, University of Washington Bothell, NICK HUNTINGTON KLEIN, University of Washington Bothell

Concurrent Session VII   3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

7.01  Barriers to Education Completion and Success
Room: Taft

TIM SASS, Georgia State University. Understanding the STEM Pipeline

7.05  Enhancing Early Learning: Trajectories of Low Income and At Risk Children
Room: Harding

QUENTIN BRUMMET, U.S. Census Bureau. Long Run Effects of School Cutoff Date Policies in the United States: Evidence Using Information on Exact Date of Birth

WALKER SWAIN, Vanderbilt University. Persistence of Pre-K Effects and Early Grade Teacher Quality: Evidence from the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K Experiment. MATTHEW G. SPRINGER, Vanderbilt University, KERRY G. HOFER, Vanderbilt University

CHLOE R. GIBBS, University of Virginia. English Language Learners in Public Pre-Kindergarten Programs: Evidence from Miami-Dade. DYLAN CONGER, George Washington University, YUUKO UCHIKOSHI, University of California Davis

BEN YORK, Stanford University. READY4K  A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers. SUSANNA LOEB, Stanford University

7.07  Methods of Teacher Evaluation
Room: Wilson A

BENJAMIN MASTER, RAND Corporation. More than Content: The Relationship Between Teachers' Value Added Effects in English Language Arts and Students' Long Term Knowledge. SUSANNA LOEB, Stanford University, JAMES WYCKOFF, University of Virginia

7.08 J Online Higher Education
Room: Johnson

JUNE PARK JOHN, Stanford University. Does Discrimination Exist in Online Education? Experimental Evidence from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). BRENT EVANS, Vanderbilt University, THOMAS DEE, Stanford University, RACHEL BAKER, Stanford University

SUSANNA LOEB, Stanford University. Remote But Influential: Peer Effects and Reflection in Online College Classrooms. ERIC BETTINGER, Stanford University, ERIC TAYLOR, Stanford University

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Concurrent Session VIII    9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

8.01  Accountability and Testing
Room: Wilson A

ZEYU XU, American Institutes for Research. Getting Ready for College  during State Transition towards the Common Core. KENNAN CEPA, American Institutes for Research

8.03  Characteristics of Effective Teachers
Room: Coolidge

HELEN LADD, Duke University. Teacher Advanced Degrees, Career Paths, and Effectiveness: A Re-Examination.

LUCY SORENSEN, Duke University

8.10  Teacher Effectiveness and Mobility
Room: Hoover

RODDY THEOBALD, University of Washington Bothell. Inconvenient Truth? Do Collective Bargaining Agreements Help Explain the Mobility of Teachers Within School Districts? LESLEY LAVERY, Macalester College, DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell

8.11  The Educational Impact of Health
Room: Madison B

CLAUDIA PERSICO, Northwestern University. Inequality Before Birth: The Educational Consequences of Environmental Toxicants. DAVID FIGLIO, Northwestern University and NBER, JEFFREY ROTH, University of Florida

Concurrent Session IX   9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

9.06  Job Match and Job Separation in Education Labor Markets
Room: Truman

PATRICIA MARTINKOVA, ICS & The Czech Academy of Sciences. Improving Teacher Selection: Effect of Inter-Rater Reliability in Screening Process. DAN GOLDHABER, University of Washington Bothell

KIERAN M. KILLEEN, University of Vermont. Are Non-Teachers Drawn to Home? Geographic Distance and School Staff Labor Markets. SUSANNA LOEB, Stanford University, JOE TOWSEND, Stanford University

9.11  Vocational Pathways in Community Colleges
Room: Madison B

BENJAMIN BACKES, American Institutes for Research. Is It Worth It? Postsecondary Education and Labor Market Outcomes for the Disadvantaged. HARRY J. HOLZER, Georgetown University, ERIN DUNLOP VELEZ, RTI International

Concurrent Session X   11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

10.01  Characteristics of Charter Schools and Students
Room: Wilson A

UMUT OZEK, American Institutes for Research. Charter School Teachers: Effectiveness, Entry and Exit. CELESTE CARRUTHERS, University of Tennessee=Knoxville, KRISTIAN HOLDEN, American Institutes for Research

10.06  Market for Choice Alternatives
Room: Truman

HELEN LADD, Duke University. The Evolution of the Charter School Sector in North Carolina. CHARLES CLOTFELTER, Duke University, JOHN HOBEIN, Duke University

10.08  School Reforms and the Labor Market
Room: Hoover

MICHAEL HANSEN, American Institutes for Research. New Teach For America Impacts: Cumulative Impacts and Non-Test Outcomes. BEN BACKES, American Institutes for Research