MDRC Experts Presenting at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, September 21-24

MDRC will be well-represented at the upcoming conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), “From Reckoning to Racial Justice: Centering Underserved Communities in Research on Educational Effectiveness” on September 21-24, 2022.

MDRC experts will be featured in the following sessions:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Content-Rich Instructional Alignment from Pre-K to First Grade and Gains in Children’s Skills: Evidence from Boston

  • Presenting Author: Meghan McCormick, MDRC

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

2B. Identifying Factors to Strengthen Math Skills in Early Childhood and Beyond

  • Organizer: Shira Mattera, MDRC
  • Discussant: Kelvin Chan, Robin Hood

The Long-Term Effects of a Preschool Math Curriculum and a Kindergarten Math Club Intervention – Third-Grade Impacts

  • Presenting Author: Shira Mattera, MDRC
  • Authors: Robin T. Jacob (University of Michigan), Cullen MacDowell (MDRC), Pamela Morris (New York University)

Mixed-Delivery Public Prekindergarten: Differences in Demographics, Quality, and Children’s Gains by Setting Across Five Large-Scale Systems

  • Presenting Author: Jennifer Duer, NIEER
  • Authors: Christina Weiland (University of Michigan), Meghan McCormick, Mirjana Pralica, Samantha Xia (MDRC), Allison Friedman, Milagros Nores (NIEER)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

3B. Strengthening Measures of Early Learning to Be More Equitable, Scalable, and Impactful

  • Organizer: Meghan McCormick, MDRC
  • Discussant: Ximena Portilla, MDRC

Time Use in Prekindergarten Classrooms: Instructional Profiles and Associations with Children’s Academic Gains

  • Presenting Author: Paola Guerrero-Rosada, University of Michigan
  • Authors: Christina Weiland (University of Michigan), Michelle Maier, JoAnn Hsueh (MDRC), Jason Sachs (Boston Public Schools), Catherine Snow (Harvard University)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

5D. Effect Distributions for PK-12 and Community College Interventions: A Tool for Interpreting Evaluation Findings

  • Organizer: Colin Hill, MDRC
  • Discussant: Matthew Kraft, Brown University

Empirical Benchmarks for Planning and Interpreting Causal Effects of Community College Interventions

  • Presenting Author: Michael Weiss, MDRC
  • Authors: Marie-Andrée Somers, Colin Hill (MDRC)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

5B. Exploring Effects of Contemporary Pre-K Programs on Children’s Outcomes through Third Grade: Evidence from Tulsa, Boston, & North Carolina

  • Organizer: Meghan McCormick, MDRC
  • Discussant: Tyler Watts, Columbia University

Examining Sustained Benefits of Pre-K on Academic, Social-Emotional, and Executive Functioning Skills in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Presenting Author: Mirjana Pralica, MDRC

Friday, September 23, 2022

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

8D. Understanding Variation in Programming, Costs, and Impact: Career and Technical Education in New York City

  • Moderator: John Sludden, New York University
  • Panelists: Clare Flack, James Kemple (New York University), Rebecca Unterman (MDRC), Shaun Dougherty (Boston College)

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Who, What, Where, When? Factors Associated with Equitable Access to High-Quality Pre-K in a Large District

  • Presenting Author: Meghan McCormick, MDRC
  • Authors: Mirjana Pralica, Samuel Maves, JoAnn Hsueh, Samantha Xia (MDRC), Christina Weiland, Amanda Weissman (University of Michigan)

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

A Data-Centric Approach to Examining Associations Between Quality and Outcomes in Early Childhood Education

  • Presenting Author: Jonathan Seiden, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Authors: Emily Hanno (MDRC), Luke Miratrix, Masha Bertling, Nonie Lesaux (Harvard University), Stephanie Jones (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Saturday, September 24, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

What 20 Years of MDRC RCTs Suggest About Relationships Between Intervention Features and Intervention Impacts for Community Colleges

  • Presenting Author: Michael Weiss, MDRC
  • Author: Howard Bloom, MDRC

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

12E. Within-Study Comparison Studies to Address Internal and External Validity Concerns for Quasi-Experimental Analyses in Education

  • Organizer: Rebecca Unterman, MDRC
  • Discussant: Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Estimating Causal Effects of a Program at Scale – Utilizing Naturally Occurring Lotteries and A Quasi-Experimental Approach to Capture Effects for All Sites

  • Presenting Author: Rebecca Unterman, MDRC