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Conference 3/15-17: Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference


Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Abt Associates staff will share research findings at the 2018 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Annual Conference. The AEFP is a non-profit professional and academic association and its mission is "to promote understanding of means by which resources are generated, distributed and used to enhance human learning." Learn more.

Abt staff will present the following:

Concurrent Session III, Thursday, March 15 | 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Session: The Effects of Social Problems on Educational Outcomes
Room: Broadway 2
Panel: The Effect of Housing Assistance on Student Achievement: Evidence from Wisconsin 
Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Deven Carlson, University of Oklahoma; Hannah Miller, Abt Associates; Robert Haveman, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Sohyun Kang, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Alex Schmidt, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Session: Alternative College Pathways
Room: Galleria 1
Panel: What is the Impact of a First-year Experience Course and Mentoring Program on Early Postsecondary Outcomes? Experimental evidence from the Broncos FIRST program
Jennifer Ash, Abt Associates; Austin Nichols, Abt Associates; Andrea Beach, Western Michigan University; Daniel Collier, Western Michigan University.

Concurrent Session IV, Thursday, March 15 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Session: The Causes and Consequences of Student Major Choices
Room: Galleria 1
Chair: Tamara Linkow, Abt Associates

Concurrent Session VI, Friday, March 16 | 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Session: Diversity, Residency, and Undocumented Students in Higher Education
Room: Broadway 2
Panel: Tuition Policy Changes and Academic Outcomes: The impact of the Colorado ASSET Legislation
Annie Laurie Hines, University of California; Michel Grosz, Abt Associates

Concurrent Session VII, Friday, March 16 | 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Session: Learning More from Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs): Quasi-experimental Cousins and Costs
Room: Studio
Panel: Quantifying the Policy Reliability of Competing Non-experimental Methods for Measuring the Impacts of Social Programs
Hiren Nisar, Abt Associates; Stephen Bell, Abt Associates; Claudia Solari, Abt Associates; Larry Orr, Larry Orr Consulting

Concurrent Session IX, Saturday, March 17 | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
Session: Assessing New Postsecondary Interventions
Room: Broadway 1
Panel: Easing the Transition: Early college outcomes from a college transition coaching program 
Tamara Linkow, Abt Associates; Beth Gamse, Harvard University; Fatih Unlu, RAND; Erin Bumgarner, Abt Associates; Hayley Didriksen, Abt Associates

Session: Issues in Intra-District Equity
Room: Forum 
Panel: How are School Construction Resources Allocated? A test of legislative bargaining models
Ross Milton, Kansas State University; Michel Grosz, Abt Associates

Session: Unpacking Nuance to Improve Policy-relevance of Research
Room: Directors
Chair: Hiren Nisar, Abt Associates

When: March 15-17, 2018

Where: Portland, OR

For more information, visit the conference website.

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