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 VII - Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
7.01 - Teacher Labor Supply: External Context and Teacher Labor Market Decisions
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Morgaen Donaldson, University of Connecticut,

Caitlin Kearney, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The ecology of leaving teaching: Multi-level model analyses of former teachers’ post-exit wages and opportunities. Megan Rauch Griffard, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Thurston Domna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Huffaker, Stanford University. Preliminary Evidence on the Role of Gender and Family Structure in Changes to the Teacher Labor Force During COVID-19. Anna Moyer, Vanderbilt University
Jerome Graham, University of Cincinnati. Race, Climate, and Turnover: An Examination of the Teacher Labor Market in Rural Georgia. Sheneka Williams, Michigan State University, Walker Swain, University of Georgia
7.02 - Unintended Consequences of School Accountability
K-12 standards, accountability, assessment, and curriculum
Room: Room 2

Chair: David Figlio, Northwestern University,

Magdalena Bennett, The Univesity of Texas at Austin. Beyond Exclusion: The role of the causal effect of testing on attendance on the day of the test. Christopher Neilson, Princeton University, Nicolas Rojas, Teachers College
Sarah Rabovsky, University of Southern California. The Impact of Mainstream School Accountability Measures on Alternative School Enrollment­­­­­. Adam Kho, University of Southern California, Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California
Benjamin Arold, LMU Munich. The Unintended Effects of the Common Core of State Standards on Student Achievement. M. Shakeel, Harvard University
7.03 - Educator Specialization
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 3

Chair: Tara Kilbride, Michigan State University,

James Cowan, American Institutes for Research. Teacher Licensure Tests: Barrier or Predictive Tool?. Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research, Zeyu Jin, American Institutes for Research, Roddy Theobald, American Institutes for Research
Julie Edmunds, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Improving Teachers’ STEM Instructional Practices: The Impact of Project EQuIPD. Victoria Coyle, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Robert Henson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bryan Hutchins, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
NaYoung Hwang, University of Missouri-Columbia. Division of Labor in Elementary Schools: Does Elementary School Teacher Specialization Help or Hurt Teacher Effectiveness?. Brian Kisida, University of Missouri-Columbia
7.04 - Remote and Online Learning
Room: Room 4

Chair: Matthew Springer, University of North Carolina,

Alexander Wiseman, Texas Tech University. Disrupted by the Disease: Lessons for Policymakers on the Effects of Remote Learning on Low-Income, English Language Learner (ELL) Student Achievement during COVID-19. Guadalupe Bright, Texas Tech University
Jessica Gottlieb, Texas Tech University. Policy Narratives and COVID-19 School Closures. Joseph Elefante, Texas Tech University
Michael Kofoed, United States Military Academy. Zooming to Class?: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial on the Effects of Online Learning on College Student Academic Achievement. Lucas Gebhart, United States Military Academy, Dallas Gilmore, United States Military Academy, Ryan Moschitto, United States Military Academy
7.05 - Equity and School Choice in Different Locations
K-12 school choice
Room: Room 5

Chair: Jon Valant, Brookings Institution,

Jared Schachner, University of Chicago. Immigrants’ School Choice Disadvantage: Evidence from Los Angeles County
Betsy Wolf, Institute of Education Sciences. School Choices Across Different Groups in the Most Gentrified City: The Case of Washington, DC. Erin Roth, Office of the DC Auditor
Helen Ladd, Duke University. Equity-oriented accountability for charter schools: The Case of Massachusetts. Edward Fiske, Education writer
7.06 - School Funding, Diversity and the Promise of Equity
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Christopher Candelaria, Vanderbilt University,

Esmeralda Salazar, Rice University. Race, Religion and Education Policy: Unexamined Dimensions of Support for National Educational Spending and Interest in Local School Issues. Robert Thomson, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Elaine Ecklund, Rice University
Lorna Porter, University of Oregon. The Impact of English Learner Funding, Technical Support, and Increased Accountability
Stephen Cornman, National Center for Education Statistics. Highlights of School-Level Finance Data: Selected Findings From the School-Level Finance Survey. Osei Ampadu, United States Census Bureau, Stephen Wheeler, United States Census Bureau, Malia Howell, United States Census Bureau, Laura D'Antonio, United States Census Bureau
7.07 - Strategies to (Re-)Engage Students in College
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Rajeev Darolia, University of Kentucky,

Isabel McMullen, W.E. Upjohn Institute. A Path of More Persistence: An Examination of the Effects of The Kalamazoo Promise on the Postsecondary Success of Stop Outs. Daniel Collier, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Maria Ferreyra, The World Bank. Entry and Competition in the Market for Short-Cycle Programs
Oded Gurantz, University of Missouri. Connecting College Dropouts to Support and Reentry Services. Lesley Turner, Vanderbilt University
7.08 - Volatility in Merit Aid
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Nicholas Wright, Florida Gulf Coast University,

Jessica Goldstein, University of Arkansas. Does the Timing of Money Matter?: A Case Study of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship on College Outcomes. Jonathan Mills, University of Arkansas, Albert Cheng, University of Arkansas, Collin Hitt, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Youngwan Song, Georgia State University. How Does Reducing Merit-Aid Generosity and Certainty Affect Post-Secondary Outcomes? Evidence from Georgia’s HOPE Scholarships. Ross Rubenstein, Georgia State University
7.09 - Special Topics in Higher Education
Post-secondary general papers
Room: Room 9

Chair: Frederick Ngo, University of Nevada Las Vegas,

Priya Gill, Texas Tech. Impact of Governing Political Party in number and scope of policies related to Higher Education Funding and Access
Urbashee Paul, Northeastern University. What's In a Job? Evaluating the Effect of Private Sector Job Experience on Students' Academic Outcomes. Alicia Modestino, Northeastern University, Joseph McLaughlin, Boston Private Industry Council
Kubra Say, University at Buffalo. College Access and Success: Impacts of the Excelsior Scholarship
7.10 - Transportation, Busing, and Equity in K12 Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Meryle Weinstein, New York University,

Danielle Edwards, Michigan State University. Another One Rides the Bus: The Effects of Transportation Eligibility on Student Outcomes in Urban and Suburban Michigan
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, University of California-Santa Barbara. Equity Logics in Policy Actors’ Narratives of Student Transportation Policies as a Driver of (In)equity in School Choice
Elizabeth Setren, Tufts University. The Impact of Increased Exposure of Diversity on Suburban Students' Outcomes: An Analysis of the METCO Voluntary Desegregation Busing Program
7.11 - Race & Segregation in Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Jeanne Powers, Arizona State University,

Heewon Jang, Stanford University. Racial Economic Segregation among U.S. Public Schools, 1991-2018
Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, Trinity University. Intersection of Anti-Black Racism and School Finance: Slavery to Post Civil Rights (1619-2020). Taylor Enoch-Stevens, USC Rossier, Preston Green, University of Conneticut
Andrew McEachin, RAND Corporation. Trading Places: Reassignment and Desegregation in Wake County Public Schools. Thurston Domina, UNC Chapel Hill, James Carter, UNC Chapel Hill, Rachel Perera, RAND Corporation, Deven Carlosn, University of Oklahoma, Matthew Lenard, Harvard University, Vitaly Vitaly Radsky, UNC Chapel Hill
7.12 - Culture, Climate, & Discipline
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, University of Illinois,

Ashley Grant, University at Buffalo. Are Teachers Actually Getting Restorative? Variation in Restorative Practices Implementation and Its Impact on School Climate and Teachers’ Turnover Intentions
Matthew Duque, Maryland State Department of Education. The impact of PBIS training on student outcomes in Maryland: An event study
Rachel Perera, Pardee RAND Graduate School. Estimating the Impact of Federal Civil Rights Investigations on Racial Disproportionalities in Discipline