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Abt Associates staff will present at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2019 Spring Conference. The theme of this year's conference is Tensions and Tradeoffs: Responding to Diverse Demands for Evidence.

Abt staff will participate in the following presentations:

1F. Symposium: Research Methods - New Directions for the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC): Expanding the Accessibility and Reach of WWC Products
Organizer: Allan Porowski, Abt Associates
Presentation: Expanding the Accessibility and Reach of Systematic Evidence Reviews through New Reporting Formats
Allan Porowski*, Michael Frye, & Sandra Wilson, Abt Associates
Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. | Ballroom 2

2F. Symposium: Research Methods - Towards an Improved Understanding of Multisite Trials with Treatment Effect Variation
Presentation: Which Program Characteristics Are Linked to Program Impacts?
Douglas Walton, Eleanor L. Harvill, & Laura R. Peck*, Abt Associates
Thursday, March 7, 10:15 a.m. | Roosevelt - Ballroom Level

4D. Paper Session: Postsecondary Education - First Year College Experience
Presentation: 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*, Austin Nichols, & Micah Villarreal, Abt Associates, Andrea Beach & Daniel Collier, Western Michigan University
Thursday, March 7, 3:00 p.m. | Latrobe - Ballroom Level

8F. Paper Session: Research Methods - Synthetic Control Methods and Friends
Presentation: Which Quasi-Experimental Estimator to Use Under What Conditions: Bias and Precision of ANCOVA, Difference-in-Difference, and Comparative Short Interrupted Time Series Estimators
Fatih Unlu*, RAND Corporation, and Cristofer Price, Abt Associates
Friday, March 8, 2:30 p.m. | Kennedy - Ballroom Level

10C. Symposium: Postsecondary Education - Evidence on the Effectiveness of Using Technology-Based Interventions and Practices to Support Postsecondary Success
Organizer: Michael Frye, Abt Associates
Presentation: Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Learning: New Recommendations from a What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide
Michael Frye* & Sarah Costelloe, Abt Associates

Presentation: Study of Enhanced College Advising in Upward Bound: Impacts on Steps Toward College
Alina Martinez, Mathematica Policy Research, Tamara Linkow, Hannah Miller*, & Amanda Parsad, Abt Associates
Saturday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. | Longworth - Ballroom Level

11D. Paper Session: Postsecondary Education & Education in Global Contexts
Counseling, Coaching, and Support
Presentation: Evidence from a Longitudinal Evaluation of a City-Wide College Transition Coaching Intervention
Tamara Linkow*, Erin Bumgarner, Hayley Didriksen, & Kelly Lack, Abt Associates
Saturday, March 9, 10:15 a.m. | Culpeper - Ballroom Level

11G. Symposium: Research Methods - Trade-Offs and Tensions in Mediational Analyses of Experimental Data
Organizer: Eleanor Harvill, Abt Associates
Presentation: Comparing Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods in Evaluations with Multiple Treatment Arms: Insights from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants
Daniel Litwok, Abt Associates

Presentation: The Role of Novice Teacher Mentorship in Improving Student Achievement
Eleanor Harvill*, Shawn Moulton, & Brian Freeman, Abt Associates
Saturday, March 9, 10:15 a.m. | Kennedy - Ballroom Level

5A: Poster Session: Academic Learning in Education Settings
Presentation: Improving Mathematics Achievement for Diverse Learners: The Efficacy of a Professional Development Program for Teachers in Grades K-5
Babette Moeller*, Education Development Center, Teresa Garcia Duncan & Jason Schoeneberger, Deacon Hill Research Associates, John Hitchcock, Abt Associates, Ellen Meier, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Marvin Cohen, Bank Street College of Education
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. | Ballroom Foyer

*denotes presenter

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