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Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2020 Spring Conference


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

In light of the changing public health situation around COVID-19, SREE's Board of Directors voted to cancel the March 2020 SREE conference.

Abt Associates is a proud sponsor of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2020 Spring Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Practical Significance and Meaningful Effects: Learning and Communicating What Matters.

Abt staff will present the following:

Oral Presentations:

March 12 - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Salon 7
Symposium: Conceptual Issues and Practical Examples of Implementing Bayesian Analyses of Impact Evaluations of Education Interventions
Organizer: Cristofer Price, Abt Associates
Application of a Bayesian Analysis – An Example from Analysis of a Text-messaging-based Advising Intervention with Guidance on How to Replicate the Results
Cristofer Price, Tamara Linkow, Hannah Miller, and Amanda Parsad, Abt Associates 

March 13 - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Salon 6
Symposium: Recent Improvements to the What Works Clearinghouse
Finding Everything that Works: Accessing and Using What Works Clearinghouse Source Data
Michael Frye, Allan Porowski, and Yuhe Gu, Abt Associates

March 13 - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Salon 7
Paper Session: Impact of Job Training and Youth Employment Programs
Training Duration and Earnings Impacts: Evidence from a Healthcare Career Pathways Program Evaluation
Daniel Litwok, Laura Peck, and Douglas Walton, Abt Associates 

March 13 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Salon 1-4
Keynote Address: Practical Significance and Meaningful Effects: Interpreting Null Effects, Confidence Intervals, and Various Related Issues that Matter for Evaluation in Practice
Organizer and Moderator:  Laura Peck, Abt Associates

March 13 - 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. | Salon 7
Symposium: Unpacking the Logic Model: A Discussion of Mediators and Antecedents of Educational Outcomes from the Investing in Innovation (i3) program
Discussant: Anne Wolf, Abt Associates

March 13 - 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. | Studio E
Paper Session: Accessing and Paying for Higher Education
Experimental Evidence that Wide-Brush Nudging Does Not Help At-Risk First-Year College Students’ Academic Outcomes
Dan Fitzpatrick, Western Michigan University; Daniel Collier, Western Michigan University; and Austin Nichols, Abt Associates

Poster Presentations

March 12 – 3: 45 – 4:45 p.m. | Foyer Group E
Selecting Districts and Schools for Impact Studies in Education: A Simulation Study of Different Methods
Daniel Litwok, Azim Shivji, Abt Associates; Rob Olsen, Westat

March 13 - 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. | Foyer Group D
Advantages and Drawbacks of Grade Band Assignment: Early Observations from a Work in Progress RCT Testing the Impact of Teacher PD
John Hitchcock, Abt Associates

*Presenter indicated in bold.

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