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Conference 2/28-3/3: SREE Spring 2018 Conference


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Abt Associates staff will present at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2018 Spring Conference. The theme of this year's conference is, The Evidence Behind Evidence Use: When Does Education Research Inform Practice? and wlll explore the adoption and implementation of effective research-based practice.

Wednesday, February 28 | 3:30 p.m. | Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
 1C. Panel: Practice in Local Educational Agencies 
Learning Together: Building Evidence to Close the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth
Moderator: Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
The panel will share lessons learned from a long-term partnership between Year Up, a non-profit that focuses on workforce development for at-risk youth, and evaluators including Abt Associates. Abt staff will share findings from a recent Pathways to Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) Evaluation report conducted on the implementation and early impacts of the Year Up core program. 
Speakers: David Fein, Abt Associates; Rebecca Baelen, University of Pennsylvania; Garrett Warfield, Year Up

Thursday, March 1 | 8:00 a.m. | Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
2H. Symposium: Improving the Design of STEM Impact Studies: Considerations for Statistical Power
The symposium is focused around recent findings aimed at improving the design and power analyses of impact studies of STEM interventions on both student and teacher effects. The majority of these impact studies utilize a cluster randomized trial (CRT), which must be designed with adequate power in order to yield rigorous evidence of the effect of an intervention.
Discussant: Cristofer Price, Abt Associates

Thursday, March 1 | 2:00 p.m. | Gallery 3 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
4I. Paper Session
Tricky Problems in the Planning of Experiments
Chair: Laura Peck, Abt Associates

Saturday, March 3 | 8:00 a.m. | Gallery 1 - Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
9F. Invited Panel
Evidence Reviews in Education: How Far Have We Come and Where Should We Be Going?
Moderator: Harris Cooper, Duke University
Speakers: Sir Kevan Collins, Education Endowment Foundation, Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University, Jeff Valentine, University of Louisville, Sandra Jo Wilson, Abt Associates

When: February 28 - March 3, 2018

Where: Washington, DC

For more information, visit the conference website.

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