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 III - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3.01 - Educator Voice and Autonomy in Local and State Policy
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Katrina Bulkley, Montclair State University,

Ayesha Hashim, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Is more autonomy better? How school actors perceive school autonomy and effectiveness and the role of internal and external contingencies. Chris Torres, Michigan State University, Jacqueline Kumar, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Danielle Sutherland, Michigan State University. “It does not feel like they’ve heard us, and we’ve been very loud:” The impact of district and school-level decision making on teachers’ anxiety during COVID-19. Emily Germain, Michigan State University
Rachel White, Old Dominion University. School District Leaders’ Beliefs About and Engagement in State Education Policymaking. Andrew Whitfield, Old Dominion University, Heidi Fischer, Old Dominion University, Magdalena Mihaylova, University of Michigan, Julia Siegel, University of Michigan, Sarah Niemann, University of Michigan
3.02 - Different learners, different outcomes: Investigating heterogeneity of preschool program effects by student subgroups
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, University of Michigan,

Andreas Fidjeland, University of Stavanger. Reducing the Gender Gap in Early Learning: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Norwegian Preschools. Mari Rege, University of Stavanger, Ingeborg Solli, University of Stavanger, Ingunn Størksen, University of Stavanger
Emily Jordan, University of Arkansas. Investigating Academic Outcomes of English Language Learners in Arkansas Better Chance Public Pre-kindergarten
Michah Rothbart, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Public Pre-Kindergarten Availability and Children’s School Readiness: Which Students Benefit?. Taryn Morrissey, American University School of Public Affairs, Colleen Heflin, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University
3.03 - Teacher Prep
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 3

Chair: Tracey Weinstein, Deans for Impact,

Curtis Jones, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. The edTPA in Wisconsin: For What Purpose and What Cost?. Barbara Bales, University of Wisconsin System Administration
Kevin Bastian, UNC Chapel Hill. Student teaching environments, performance assessment scores, and the tradeoffs between authenticity and standardization in teacher candidate assessments. Diana Lys, UNC Chapel Hill, Waverly Whisenant, UNC Chapel Hill
Meagan Comb, Boston University. State Ratings of Educator Preparation Programs: Connecting Program Review to Teacher Effectiveness. James Cowan, American Institutes for Research, Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research, Zeyu Jin, American Institutes for Research, Roddy Theobald, American Institutes for Research
3.04 - Effects of COVID on Learning Outcomes
Room: Room 4

Chair: Scott Imberman, Michigan State University,

Andrew Camp, University of Arkansas. Racial Differences in Learning Choices During the COVID-19 Crisis. Gema Zamarro, University of Arkansas
Rachel Cole, Yonkers Public Schools. Unequally Opting Remote: Official and De Facto Rates During COVID-19 and Proximal Academic Outcomes
Tim Sass, Georgia State University. COVID-19 and Student Learning Loss
3.05 - Policy, Governance, & School Choice
K-12 school choice
Room: Room 5

Chair: Carolyn Herrington, Florida State University,

Daniel Oliver, Tulane University. The Regulation of Charter Schools: National Patterns and Causal Effects. Douglas Harris, Tulane University
Amanda Lu, Stanford University. Equity through Authorizing? Charter Authorizing and Meeting the Needs of Historically Underserved Students. Katrina Bulkley, Montclair State University, Alica Gerry, Tulane University, Kate Fernandez, Montclair State University
Zachary Tobin, Arizona State University. Competition in the Non-Profit Sector: Evidence from a Charter School Expansion in North Carolina
3.06 - Achieving School Finance Equity through Improved Measurement and Adjustment
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: John Yinger, Syracuse University,

Stephen Cornman, U.S. Department of Education NCES. Applying Geographic Cost Adjustments to the Title I Formula and School District Finance Survey (F-33) Data: A New Perspective on Equity. Lori Taylor, Texas A&M University, Malia Howell, U.S. Census Bureau
Shawna Grosskopf, Oregon State University. The role of poverty measurement in achieving equity in student outcomes in Texas. Kathy Hayes, Southern Methodist University, Laura Rozzolini, University of Alabama, Lorie Taylor, Texas A&M University
Kieran Killeen, University of Vermont. Should Finance Formula Account for Student Mobility: The Independent Effect on Mobility on Child Academics. Thomas Downes, Tufts University
3.07 - Coaching, Advising, and Peers in College
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Rachel Baker, University of California, Irvine,

Brian Kim, University of Virginia. Using Natural Language Processing to Investigate Treatment Variation in Education: Evidence from a Large-Scale College Advising Field Experiment. Katharine Meyer, Brown University, Alice Choe, University of Virginia
Michael Kofoed, United States Military Academy. First Generation Students and Peer Effects. Todd Jones, Mississippi State University
Serena Canaan, American University of Beirut. Keep Me in, Coach: Can Academic Coaching Improve Marginal College Students' Outcomes?. Stefanie Fischer, Monash University and IZA, Pierre Mouganie, American University of Beirut
3.08 - The Influence of Scholarship Specifications and State Policies on College-going
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Emeka Ikegwuonu, St.Cloud State University,

CJ Libassi, College Board. The Effect of the New York State Excelsior Scholarship on College Choices. Katherine Michelmore, Syracuse University
Jennifer Delaney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. State-Level Common Application Policies and College Enrollment. Taylor Odle, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan. The Effect of reducing complexity and uncertainty in college pricing on the choices of low-income students. CJ Libassi, College Board, Katherine Michelmore, Syracuse University, Stephanie Owen, University of Michigan
3.09 - College Majors
Post-secondary general papers
Room: Room 9

Chair: Daniel Collier, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research,

Margarita Pivovarova, Arizona State University. Do Immigrants Experience Labor Market Mismatch? New Evidence from the US PIAAC. Jeanne Powers, Arizona State University
Steven Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The skill content of college majors: Evidence from the universe of online job ads. Brad Hershbein, Upjohn Institute, Hayden Le, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Shawn Martin, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Kevin Stange, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Steven Hemelt, University of North Carolina. The Latent Demand for College Majors. Brad Hershbein, Upjohn Institute, Hayden Le, University of Michigan, Shawn Martin, University of Michigan, Kevin Stange, University of Michigan
3.10 - Schooling for Students with Special Needs
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Roddy Theobald, American Institutes for Research,

Christopher Cleveland, Harvard University. The Impacts of Gifted Education Program Participation
Scott Imberman, Michigan State University. School Choice for Students with Disabilities. Andrew Johnson, Michigan State University
James Carter, III. Gifted Education and Advanced Course-taking: A National Perspective. Scott Peters, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
3.11 - Housing Policies & Educational Outcomes
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Tasminda Dhaliwal, University of Southern California,

Cora Wigger, Northwestern University. Exploring the Impact of School Attendance Boundaries on Neighborhoods
Richard DiSalvo, Princeton University. The Housing Costs Associated with School Quality in the United States, 2009-2016. Jia Yu, Princeton University
Benjamin Skinner, University of Florida. Digital redlining: the relevance of HOLC neighborhood classifications on broadband access. Hazel Levy, University of Florida, Taylor Burtch, University of Florida
3.12 - Strategies for Reducing Student Absenteeism
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Sara Kerr, Results for America,

Kimberly Stokes, Wayne State University. Complicating the Role of Relationships in Reducing Student Absenteeism. Sarah Lenhoff, Wayne State University, Jeremy Singer, Wayne State University, Ben Pogodzinski, Wayne State University
Jacob Kirksey, Texas Tech University. Familiar Faces in High School: How Having the Same Peers from Year-to-Year Links to Student Absenteeism. Joseph Elefante, Texas Tech University
Tareena Musaddiq, University of Michigan. Can competitive attendance games reduce absenteeism? Experimental evidence from India. Puneet Arora, Ahmedabad University