MDRC Experts Presenting at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, September 27-30

MDRC will be well-represented at the upcoming conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), “Embedding Equity for Better Methods, Evidence, and Practice” on September 27-30, 2023.

MDRC experts will be featured in the following sessions:

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Conducting Implementation Research in Impact Studies of Education Interventions

  • Instructors: Carolyn Hill (MDRC), Lauren Scher (Mathematica)

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

NYC as a Lab for Learning: Capturing Variation in Career and Technical Education Program Effects in Comprehensive Schools to Inform Policy and Practice

  • Presenting Author: Rebecca Unterman (MDRC)
  • Authors: James Kemple (Research Alliance for New York City Schools), Shaun Dougherty (Vanderbilt University)

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

The Effectiveness of Global and Domain-Specific ECE Curricular and Professional Development Enhancements: Findings from Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Presenting Author: Amy Taub (MDRC)
  • Authors: Michelle Maier, Marie-Andrée Somers, Benjamin Bui, James McCarthy (MDRC)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Moving Away from Colorblind Research: Approaches to Identifying Equity Intentionality and Pursuing it in Effectiveness Studies

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Building the Next Generation of Evidence on the Boston Public Schools Pre-K Program: Expansion to a Mixed-Delivery System and Exploration of Lasting Gains

  • Presenting Author: Samuel Maves (MDRC)
  • Authors: Meghan McCormick, JoAnn Hsueh (MDRC), Christina Weiland, Paola Guerrero-Rosada (University of Michigan), Catherine Snow (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Jason Sachs (Boston Public Schools)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Efficacy of Career and Technical Education

  • Chair: Rebecca Unterman (MDRC)

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Examining Persistence of Constrained versus Unconstrained Measures Using a Meta-Analysis of Educational RCTs with Long-Term Follow-Up

  • Presenting Author: Mindy Rosengarten (Columbia University)
  • Authors: Meghan McCormick (MDRC), Emma Hart, Tyler Watts (Columbia University), Drew Bailey (University of California – Irvine)

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Impact Study of New York City’s P-TECH 9–14 Schools

  • Presenting Author: Rachel Rosen (MDRC)
  • Authors: Leigh Parise, Emma Alterman, Michelle Dixon, Louisa Treskon, Cassie Wuest (MDRC).

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Young Children’s Resilience in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Acelero Learning Head Start Programs

  • Presenting Author: Meghan McCormick (MDRC)
  • Authors: Maya Goldberg, Emily Swinth (MDRC), Cate Smith Todd, Victoria Chavez, Lydia Carlis (Acelero Learning)

Friday, September 29, 2023

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Evaluation of an Expansion Strategy for the Assessment-to-Intervention Professional Support System

  • Presenting Author: Emma Alterman (MDRC)
  • Authors: Pei Zhu, Nicholas Commins, Peyton Nash (MDRC)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Predictors of Persistence and Fadeout in a Multi-Site Randomized Control Trial of an ECE Curriculum

  • Presenting Author: Tyler Watts (Columbia University)
  • Authors: Drew Bailey (University of California – Irvine), Caroline Botvin, Emma Hart (Columbia University), Shira Mattera (MDRC)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Understanding the Promise of Large-Scale State Policy Initiatives in Supporting Academic Achievement for Elementary Students

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Avoiding Conventions in Design Parameters: Investigating Variation in the Populations and Outcomes Related to Parameters Used to Plan Studies

  • Organizer: Eric (EC) Hedberg (Abt Associates)
  • Discussant: Sophie Litschwartz (MDRC)