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 IV - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
4.01 - Special Topics: Teacher Labor Markets and Outcomes
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University,

Stephen Ponisciak, University of Notre Dame. Trade-Offs in the Implementation of Observational Ratings Systems II: Middle School and High School. Robert Meyer, Education Analytics
Matthew Kraft, Brown University. More than teaching: The long-run effects of teachers’ mentoring relationships with students. Alexander Bolves, Brown University
Lauren Bailes, University of Delaware. Disappearing Diversity and the Probability of Hiring a Nonwhite Teacher: Evidence from Texas. Sarah Guthery, Texas A&M--Commerce
4.02 - Student-focused Accountability Policies: Retention, Remediation, and Exit Exams
K-12 standards, accountability, assessment, and curriculum
Room: Room 2

Chair: Lam Pham, North Carolina State University,

Amy Cummings, Michigan State University. All the Other States are Doing It: The Development of Michigan's Read by Grade Three Law. Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University, Craig DeVoto, University of Illinois at Chicago
Zachary McDermott, New York University. High School Exit Exams and Educational Attainment: Are Students with Disabilities Differentially Affected in Massachusetts?
Matthew Larsen, Lafayette College. Peer Effects of Retention Policies: Evidence from Louisiana
4.03 - Race & Ethnicity in Teacher Prep
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 3

Chair: Li Feng, Texas State University San Marcos,

Jeremy Landa, University of Connecticut. Minority Teacher Scholarships: A Case Study of a Low-Cost State Policy for Racial Justice
Kevin Bastian, UNC Chapel Hill. The Contributions of Minority Serving Institutions to the Staffing of High Priority Schools. Jacqueline Kumar, UNC Chapel Hill
Rolf Straubhaar, Texas State University. Reframing latinidad: Teach For America’s use of Latinx personal narratives to promote their #TFAFamilia policy initiative. Orlando Hinojosa, Texas State University
4.04 - Assessing the Effects of Virtual Education and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Room: Room 4

Chair: Martin West, Harvard Graduate School of Education,

Ishtiaque Fazlul, University of Missouri. Measuring test-score growth in 2021 for districts and schools with the Covid-induced gap year in testing. Cory Koedel, University of Missouri, Eric Parsons, University of Missouri, Cheng Qian, University of Missouri
Melinda Morrill, North Carolina State University. Which Students are Most Impacted by Extended School Closures?. John Westall, North Carolina State University
Robert Meyer, Education Analytics. Learning Loss and Recovery in Student Achievement and Student Wellbeing During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Evidence from Multiple Districts and States. Michael Christian, Education Analytics, Jeff Dominitz, Education Analytics, Caroline Wang, Education Analytics
4.05 - The effects of scale in K12 schooling
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Josh Hyman, Amherst College,

Marissa Thompson, Stanford University. The Effect of School District Secession on School Finance and Achievement Gaps
Stacey Rutledge, Florida State University. From zero to forty-eight: Understanding scaling in urban secondary schools. Marisa Cannata, Vanderbilt University, Elizabeth Gilliam, Florida State University, Brittany Closson-Pitts, Florida State University, Carla Wellborn, Vanderbilt University, Raven Powell, Vanderbilt University
Sarah Smith, University of Kentucky. The Impacts of School District Consolidation on Rural Communities: Evidence from Arkansas Reform. Ron Zimmer, University of Kentucky
4.06 - Education Finance During Economic Downturns
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Thomas Downes, Tufts University,

Moontae Hwang, University at Albany. In the Wake of the Storm: Assessing Education Budgetary Responses to the Great Recession. Lucy Sorensen, University at Albany
Corrinne Fahl, University of Pennsylvania. A New and More Eth(N)ically Diverse Legacy: Counterfactual Evidence on Stoppage of Preferential Admissions. Manuel Gonzalez Canche, University of Pennsylvania
Ishara Casellas Connors, Texas A&M University. Advancing Racial Equity through HSI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plans
Walter Ecton, Vanderbilt University. Earning to Learn: Working While Enrolled in Tennessee Colleges and Universities. Carolyn Heinrich, Vanderbilt University
Josh McGee, University of Arkansas. Did Spending Cuts During the Great Recession Really Cause Student Outcomes to Decline?. Jessica Goldstein, University of Arkansas
Julien Lafortune, Public Policy Institute of California. Funding California Schools When Budgets Fall Short. Radhika Mehlotra, Public Policy Institute of California, Jennifer Paluch, Public Policy Institute of California
4.08 - Understudied Areas of Financial Aid: Surprise Billing, Blocks, and the Administrative Role
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Paco Martorell, UC Davis,

Bradley Curs, University of Missouri. The Prevalence, Correlates, and Consequences of Registration Holds at a Flagship Public University. Casandra Harper Morris, University of Missouri, Justin Kumbal, University of Missouri
Aprí Medina, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The Implications of the Return to Title IV (R2T4) Federal Aid Withdrawal Policy on Time to Degree
Saralyn McKinnon-Crowley, The University of Texas at Austin. "COVID's Everything:" Financial Aid Practice During the Coronavirus Pandemic
4.09 - Developmental Education in College
Post-secondary finance, governance, and accountability
Room: Room 9

Chair: Christina Whitfield, SHEEO,

Pei Hu, Florida State University. Examining the Effect of Developmental Education Reform on Student Enrollment in Florida College System Institutions. Christine Mokher, Florida State University, Kai Zhao, Florida State University, Toby Park-Gaghan, Florida State University, Shouping Hu, Florida State University
Elise Swanson, University of Southern California. The Cost-Effectiveness of Developmental Math Pathways in California. Elif Yucel, University of Southern California, Tatiana Melguizo, University of Southern California
Matthew Finster, Westat. The Cost-Effectiveness of an Alternative Approach to Developmental Mathematics Education. Jill Feldman, Westat
4.10 - Policing & School Discipline
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Kaitlin Anderson, Lehigh University,

Andrew Bacher-Hicks, Boston University. Social Costs of Proactive Policing: The Impact of NYC's Stop and Frisk Program on Educational Attainment. Elijah de la Campa, Harvard University
Lucy Sorensen, University at Albany. The Thin Blue Line in Schools: New Evidence on School-Based Policing Across the U.S.. Shawn Bushway, RAND Corporation, John Engberg, RAND Corporation
Maithreyi Gopalan, The Pennsylvania State University. Civil Rights Complaints Against School Districts in the US: A Descriptive Exploration of Structural Factors Driving Complaints. Maria Lewis, The Pennsylvania State University
4.11 - Policy Shifts & Educational Opportunity
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Carrie Conaway, Harvard University,

Tarsha Vasu, University of Rochester. The Impact of the Right to Education Act on Enrolments and Test Scores in India: An Empirical Analysis
Mark Murphy, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Heightened Immigration Enforcement and School Enrollment: Evidence from 2012-18. Thomas Dee, Stanford University
4.12 - Free School Meal Programs, Universal provision, and Pandemic-EBT
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Kristin Butcher, Wellesley University,

Jeehee Han, Syracuse University. The Cost of Feeding Students: Unintended Consequences of South Korea’s Free School Meal Program
Lauren Bauer, Brookings Institution. The Effect of Pandemic-EBT on Food Insecurity and Family Well-being. Diane Schanzenbach, Northwestern University, Abigail Pitts, Northwestern University, Krista Ruffini, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
Rebecca Davis, University of Pennsylvania. No More Free Lunch: The Effects of Departure from a Universal Free School Meal Program