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Abt Associates staff will present at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). The meeting will bring together leading researchers, scientists, scholars, and other experts to focus on the field of child development research.


Thursday, April 6, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Room 5C
Session: The School Readiness of Latino Children: Importance of Self-Regulation for Early Achievement
Trajectories of Hispanic Preschoolers’ Socioemotional Adjustment and Elementary School Achievement
Rebecca Bulotsky-Shearer, University of Miami; Paul McDermott, University of Pennsylvania; Michael L. Lopez, Abt Associates

Friday, April 7, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Room 8B
Session: Longitudinal Evaluation of a Scale-up Model: Critical Components and Effects on Persistence and Sustainability
Chair: Carolyn Layzer, Abt Associates
Friday, April 7, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. | Room 9C
Session: Can Quality Scale Up Across a State? Evidence from Five Preschool Development Grants
Implementation and Classroom Quality in Community-Based Prekindergarten Classrooms in Massachusetts’s Preschool Expansion Grant
Todd Grindal, Abt Associates, Monica Yudron, University of Massachusetts Boston, Amy Checkoway, Abt Associates, Barbara Goodson, Abt Associates
Saturday, April 8, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. | Room 402
Conceptual and Methodological Approaches to Assessing Classroom Quality for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children
Discussant: Michael L. Lopez, Abt Associates

Saturday, April 8, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Exhibit Hall 4
Poster Session 10
Examining Time Use in Preschool Classrooms with High and Low Levels of Instructional Support
Renee Lamoreau, Abt Associates, Todd Grindal, Abt Associates
Saturday, April 8, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall 4
Poster Session 13
Long-Term Impacts of a Sexual Health Curriculum in Two Settings
Michelle Blocklin, Abt Associates, Meredith Kelsey, Abt Associates, Sandy Keaton, SANDAG, Sarah McQueen, San Diego Youth Services
Long-Term Impacts of a Clinic-Based Intervention for Young Women on Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Risk Behaviors
Meredith Kelsey, Kimberly Francis, Jessica Walker, Abt Associates

Presenting authors listed in bold.

Where: Austin, TX

When: April 6-8, 2017

For more information, visit the conference website.