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Abt is proud to participate in the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2023 Conference. This year’s theme – Embedding Equity for Better Methods, Evidence, and Practice – builds on last year’s – From Reckoning to Racial Justice: Centering Underserved Communities in Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Abt’s Dr. Laura Peck is honored to co-chair the 2023 SREE conference program with Constance Lindsay, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Our theme emphasizes the principles and practices associated with embedding equity into research, methods, and delivery of educational programs and policies. We are grateful for our committee’s work to build an incredible program and look forward to an engaging conference where new ideas and fresh, diverse perspectives come together to build stronger evidence.

          – Laura Peck, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Abt Associates and 2023 SREE Conference Program Co-Chair.

Abt staff will participate in the following sessions:

Workshop to Improve Already-Good Evaluations with an Equity Focus
Wednesday, September 27 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Studio F

This workshop will scrutinize three already-good evaluations and engage participants in reviewing the evaluations with a data equity and equitable evaluation lens, identifying opportunities to improve the research design and implementation in ways that prioritize equity. The objective of the workshop is to provide concrete examples for how evaluation research can be set up and improved at the research, implementation and interpretation stages to yield more useful evidence on how to improve equity in education.
Instructor: Beth Boulay, Abt Associates

Policy Implications and the Maine Educational Opportunity Tax Credit
Wednesday, September 27 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Salon 7
Presenter: Hannah Acheson-Field, Abt Associates

Predicting the Causal Effects of Interventions to Inform Policy Decisions When Effects Vary 
Wednesday, September 27 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM |Salon 6
Discussant: Dan Litwok, Abt Associates

High-Stakes Evaluation Ratings and Principal Compositional Changes
Thursday, September 28 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Studio F
Presenter: Ayman Shakeel, Abt Associates

High-Stakes Objective and Subjective Teacher Evaluation Measures and Student Skill Development
Friday, September 29 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Studio B
Presenter: Ayman Shakeel, Abt Associates

Avoiding Conventions in Design Parameters: Investigating Variation in the Populations and Outcomes Related to Parameters Used to Plan Studies
Friday, September 29 | 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. | Studio B
Organizer: Eric Hedberg, Abt Associates
Practical Considerations on How the Teacher ICCs Vary/Co-Vary with School Characteristics
Co-Authors: Megan Bogia, Eric Hedberg, Abt Associates

Detecting Impacts of Employment and Training Programs on Earnings
Friday, September 29 | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Salon 7
Presenter: Dan Litwok, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Eric Hedberg, Laura Peck, Abt Associates

Reaching the Finish Line: Impacts of Coaching on College Completion
Saturday, September 30 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.| Studio B
Presenter: Hannah Acheson-Field, Abt Associates
Additional Co-Authors: Kelly Lack, Raquel Gonzalez, Abt Associates; Tamara Linkow, AIR

Arlington, Virginia