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Abt staff will present research at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), which is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. This year's theme is "Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity" and asks the questions of whether we are better positioned today to improve educational opportunities than we were in the past and what are the pathways that lead to achieving equal educational opportunities. 

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When: April 27 - May 1, 2017

Where: San Antonio, TX

Abt staff will present the following:  PANEL PRESENTATIONS

Thursday, April 27, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | River Level, Room 7C
Symposium: Approaches in Development, Refinement, and Testing of Education Intervention Models
Chair: Cat Darrow, Abt Associates

Utilizing Research and Evidence to Refine a Program Model Supporting College Access
Alina Martinez, Hayley Didriksen, Abt Associates

Utilizing an Implementation Evaluation to Refine the Experience Corps Program Model
Cat Darrow, Allan Porowski, Abt Associates, Kathleen Brennan, AARP Foundation
The Importance of Model Flexibility: Utilizing a Concurrent Implementation and Impact Evaluation to Test the Effectiveness of Citizen Schools' Evolving Program Model
Alyssa Rulf Fountain, Beth Gamse, Melissa Velez, Abt Associates

Sunday, April 30, 4:05 – 5:35 p.m. | Meeting Room Level, Room 210 A
Symposium: Longitudinal Evaluation of a Scale-up Model: Critical Components and Effects on Persistence and Sustainability
Persistence of Effects to Fifth Grade
Carolyn Layzer, Abt Associates, Fatih Unlu, RAND Corporation, Douglas Clements, University of Denver, Julie Sarama, University of Denver, Christopher Wolfe, University of Buffalo – SUNY, Mary Elaine Spitler, State University of New York


Friday, April 28, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Timing of College Dropout: Factors Related to Dropping Out and Persistence in College
Allan Porowski, Abt Associates, Stacey Merola, Merola Research LLC

For more information, visit the conference website