AEFP 46th Annual Conference

Promoting Equity and Opportunity Through Education Policy Research

Held Virtually from March 17-19, 2021

AEFP 46th Annual Conference Program

March 17-19, 2021

Note: All times are Eastern Time (EST). Program is updated as of 2/28/2021.
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Concurrent Session II - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
2.01 - Issues Concerning School Leaders
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Brendan Bartanen, Texas A&M University,

Ellen Goldring, Vanderbilt University. The Role of Assistant Principals: Evidence and Insights for Advancing School Leadership. Mollie Rubin, Vanderbilt University, Mariesa Herrmann, Mathematica
Seijoon Park, University of Missouri-Columbia. Chronic Principal Turnover: Examination of Statewide Data from Florida. Se Woong Lee, University of Missouri-Columbia
2.02 - International Perspectives on Educational Accountability
K-12 standards, accountability, assessment, and curriculum
Room: Room 2

Chair: Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago,

David Johnson, Wilfrid Laurier University. Differences between external examination grades and teacher awarded grades in Alberta secondary schools
Susana Claro, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Effect of Educational Accountability System in Low Performing Schools: RD Evidence from Chile. Sade Bonilla, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jose De Amesti, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Joaquin Rodriguez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Catherine Michaud Leclerc, University of Toronto. Private School Entry, Sorting, and Performance of Public Schools: Evidence from Pakistan
2.03 - Elected Officials in K12 Education
K-12 school politics, governance, leadership, and organizations
Room: Room 3

Chair: Rachel White, Old Dominion University,

Andrew Hill, Montana State University. Partisan vs. Nonpartisan School Board Elections: Impacts on Political and Policy Outcomes. Daniel Jones, University of Pittsburgh, Breyon Williams, Mathematica
Michael Hartney, Boston College. School Board Election Timing and Voter Information Levels: Comparing On-Cycle and Off-Cycle Electorates. David Houston, George Mason University
Stephen Billings, University of Colorado - Boulder. The Actions of Elected Officials: Self-Interest Versus the Public Good. Hugh Macartney, Duke University, Geunyong Park, University of Rochester, John Singleton, University of Rochester
2.04 - Nudging experiments and various outcomes
Methodology, data, and other papers that do are not covered by another topic area
Room: Room 4

Chair: Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh,

Stacey Brockman, University of Michigan. Can nudging mentors weaken student support? Experimental evidence from a virtual communication intervention
Todd Pugatch, Oregon State University. Nudging Demand for Academic Support Services: Experimental and Structural Evidence from Higher Education. Nicholas Wilson, Reed College
Puneet Arora, Ahmedabad University. Can a recognition nudge for teachers and principals improve student performance? Evidence from a field experiment in India. Ishtiaque Fazlul, University of Missouri, Tareena Musaddiq, University of Michigan
2.05 - Counseling & Advising Practices in K12 Schooling
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Gary Henry, University of Delaware,

Matthew Giani, The University of Texas at Austin. Those who advise must be wise: Factors that influence educators' college and career knowledge.. Shruti Khandekar, The University of Texas at Austin
Youjin Chung, Vanderbilt University. Counselors’ time use before and after the Tennessee Comprehensive School Counseling model implementation
Joshua Hyman, Amherst College. College Counseling in the Classroom: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Michigan
2.06 - Economic Concepts in School Finance: Local Competition, Market Power, and Real Estate Capitalization
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Thomas Downes, Tufts University,

Divya Gopinath, Vanderbilt University. Does Local Control Increase or Limit Districts’ Ability to Exercise Market Power?
Julien Lafortune, Public Policy Institute of California. School Capital Expenditure Rules, Student Outcomes, and Real Estate Capitalization. Barbara Biasi, Yale School of Management, David Schonholzer, Institute for International Economic Studies
Nathan Favero, American University. Local Competition Over School Resources: Does It Matter What My Neighboring District Spends?. Kari Dalane, American University, Aeric Koerner, American University
2.07 - High School Preparation and College Attendance
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Patrice Iatarola, University of Florida,

Burhan Ogut, American Institutes for Research. What is the impact of high school coursework on postsecondary outcomes? Evidence from HSLS:09. Darrick Yee, American Institutes for Research, Nevin Dizdari, American Institutes for Research
Leon Gilman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Relationships between GEAR UP Participation, High School GPA, AP Participation, and ACT Scores with College GPA. Curtis Jones, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, G. Scott Davis, Milwaukee Area Technical College
Samantha Holquist, REL Pacific at McREL International. Using High School Data to Predict College Success in Palau. Bradley Rentz, REL Pacific at McREL International, Sheila Arens, REL Pacific at McREL International
2.08 - Fresh Insights on Financial Aid and College
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Judy Scott-Clayton, Columbia University,

Benjamin Blemings, West Virginia University. No Birthdate Retakes: Evidence on College Merit-Based Aid and Academic Performance From Multiple Discontinuities
Elizabeth Burland, University of Michigan. How Do Students Make Postsecondary Decisions? A Qualitative Analysis of the Role of Financial Aid Interventions in Shaping Student Choices.
Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan. Large-scale policies to reduce income gaps in college enrollment: Evidence from the HAIL Scholarship and the Go Blue Guarantee. Elizabeth Burland, University of Michigan, Katherine Michelmore, Syracuse University, Stephanie Owen, University of Michigan, Shwetha Raghuraman, University of Michigan
2.09 - Higher education markets
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 9

Chair: Kevin Stange, University of Michigan,

Joydeep Roy, Columbia University. Competition Among Colleges: Private College Response to Tuition Deregulation in Texas
Mingyu Chen, Princeton University. Are Public Universities Still Public? The Impact of Service Exports on the US Higher Education Market
Riley Acton, Miami University. Is a Name Change a Game Change? The Impact of College-to-University Conversions
2.10 - Gender Differences in Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Cassandra Hart, University of California, Davis,

Humaira Kamal Pasha, CERDI Universite Clermont Auvergne. Gender Differences in Education: Are girls neglected in Pakistani Society?
Fei Yuan, Harvard Graduate School of Education. What We Learn about Girls’ Education from Interventions that Do Not Focus on Girls. David Evans, Center for Global Development
Briana Diaz, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. When Girls Outperform Boys: The Gender Gap in High School Math Grades. John Easton, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, Silvana Freire, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, Lauren Sartain, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
2.11 - Housing Insecurity & Youth
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Amy Ellen Schwartz, Syracuse University,

Andrew Sullivan, University of Kentucky. Youth Housing Insecurity and Long-Term Academic Outcomes. Rajeev Darolia, University of Kentucky
Soledad De Gregorio, University of Southern California. Growing up Homeless: Student Homelessness and Educational Outcomes. Tasminda Dhaliwal, University of Southern California, Ann Owens, University of Southern California, Gary Painter, University of Southern California
Tasminda Dhaliwal, University of Southern California. A Lever for Improving Student Success? The Causal Effect of LIHTC on Underserved Students
2.12 - Education Beyond the Core: Arts, Ethnic Studies, & Financial Education
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Brian Kisida, University of Missouri-Columbia,

Marta Cannistrà, Politecnico di Milano. Assessing the effectiveness of a Financial Educationintervention in High School: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano, Mara Soncin, Politecnico di Milano, Daniele Marazzina, Politecnico di Milano, Francesca Dossi, Politecnico di Milano
Sade Bonilla, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Engagement and Attainment: The Longer-Term Causal Effects of Ethnic Studies. Thomas Dee, Stanford University, Emily Penner, University of California Irvine
Daniel Bowen, Texas A&M University. The Effects of Arts Learning Opportunities & Resources on Educational Outcomes. Brian Kisida, University of Missouri