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 XI - Friday, March 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
11.01 - Career Decisions: Whether and Where to Enter Teaching
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Margarita Pivovarova, Arizona State University,

Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research. Lost to the System: Supply, Demand, and Where STEM Teacher Candidates Go. John Krieg, Western Washington University, Roddy Theobald, American Institutes for Research
Jennifer Rice, University of Maryland. Advancing Equity: Expanding and Diversifying the Teacher Workforce. Betty Malen, University of Maryland, Amanda Bowsher, University of Maryland, Kayla Bill, University of Maryland
Emily Coady, University of Arkansas. Service, Activism, and Identity: Where do Historically Black College and University Graduates Choose to Teach?. Albert Cheng, University of Arkansas
11.02 - Access to Coursetaking
K-12 standards, accountability, assessment, and curriculum
Room: Room 2

Chair: Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California,

Ilana Umansky, University of Oregon. A Statewide Examination of English Learners’ Access to English Language Arts: Effects of Conscribed Access
Jessica Cardichon, Learning Policy Institute. Inequitable Opportunity to Learn: Lack of Advanced Mathematics and Science Courses. Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute, Caitlin Scott, Learning Policy Institute, Melanie Leung, Learning Policy Institute
Kaitlin Anderson, Lehigh University. Documenting Inequality: Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Advanced Placement Science and Math Courses Across the United States. Bashir Sadat, Lehigh University
11.03 - Teacher Evaluation Systems
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 3

Chair: Eric Taylor, Harvard University,

David Blazar, University of Maryland College Park. Are Some Teaching Practices Easier versus Harder to Improve? Regression Discontinuity Evidence from a Teacher Evaluation System. Xinyi Zhong, University of Maryland College Park
Seth Hunter, George Mason University. Identifying the Effects of Next-Generation Teacher Evaluation on Student Achievement in Rural Districts: Evidence from Missouri. Katherine Bowser, George Mason University
Seth Hunter, George Mason University. Time to Change? Switching from One Next-Generation Teacher Evaluation System to Another and its Association with Student Achievement Scores. Katherine Bowser, George Mason University
11.04 - COVID Responses & Unequal Opportunity Part 2
Room: Room 4

Chair: Gema Zamarro, University of Arkansas,

Andrew Bacher-Hicks, Boston University. Inequality in Household Adaptation to Schooling Shocks: Covid-Induced Online Learning Engagement in Real Time. Joshua Goodman, Boston University, Christine Mulhern, RAND Corporation
Susan Patrick, Vanderbilt University. Explaining Inequities in Opportunities for Digital Learning During the COVID-19 School Closures. Jason Grissom, Vanderbilt University, Colby Woods, Vanderbilt University, UrLeaka Newsome, Tennessee State University
Tara Chiatovich, Panorama Education. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Student Survey Responses on Distance Learning
11.05 - School Choice, Desegregation, and Social Reproduction
K-12 school choice
Room: Room 5

Chair: Umut Ozek, American Institutes for Research,

Francisca Donoso, The University of Queensland. Parental School Choice and Parental Engagement: Evidence from Chile. Jenny Povey, The University of Queensland, Wojtek Tomaszewski, The University of Queensland, Mark Western, The University of Queensland
Jane Lincove, University of Maryland. Integration by algorithm: Do schools change after entering unified enrollment systems?. Jon Valant, Brookings Institution
Radka Smith Slámová, Charles University. Social Reproduction through Specialized Classes in Urban Czechia: Why do Middle-class Parents Dodge their Local School?
11.07 - College and Graduate School Admissions
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Oded Gurantz, University of Missouri,

Lena Shi, Harvard. Clearing Up Transfer Admissions Standards: The Impact On Access And Outcomes
Taylor Odle, University of Pennsylvania. The Effect of the Uniform Bar Examination on Admissions, Diversity, Affordability, and Employment across Law Schools in the United States. Ji Yeon Bae, University of Pennsylvania, Manuel González Canché, University of Pennsylvania
Yang Song, Colgate University. Matching Mechanisms, Justified Envy, and College Admissions Outcomes. Le Kang, Peking University, Wei Ha, Peking University, Sen Zhou, Peking University
11.08 - Grab Bag: Random Cool Papers in Education
K-12 standards, accountability, assessment, and curriculum
Room: Room 8

Chair: Dominic Brewer, New York University,

Margarita Pivovarova, Arizona State University. Is Youth Pessimism Good for the Environment?. Jeanne Powers, Arizona State University, Ketevan Chachkhiani, Arizona State University
Corinne Alfeld, National Center for Education Research. Education Systems and Policy Research at IES
Zihan Hu, Cornell University. How Competition Shapes Peer Effects:Evidence from a University in China. Siyu Chen, Jinan University
11.09 - International Higher Education Outcomes
Post-secondary general papers
Room: Room 9

Chair: Dylan Conger, George Washington University,

Lelys Dinarte, The World Bank. What makes a program good? Evidence from short-cycle higher education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Maria Marta Ferreyra, The World Bank, Marina Bassi, The World Bank, Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland
Shiyu Cheng, University of Kentucky. High-Speed Rail Network and Brain Drain: Evidence from College Admission Scores in China
Alice Bertoletti, Politecnico di Milano. Higher education systems and regional economic development in Europe: A combined approach using econometric and machine learning methods. Jasmina Berbegal‑Mirabent, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano
11.10 - Thinking Differently About Strategies to Improve Equity
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Joydeep Roy, Columbia University,

Derek Gottlieb, University of Northern Colorado. Can Evidence-Based Policy Facilitate Social Justice?
Kristine Bowman, Michigan State University. Theorizing Education Reform Through Impact Litigation. Jessica Landgraf, Michigan State University
Sarah Asson, Penn State University. Data Access and the Study of Educational Equity: The Limitations of a National School Boundary Data Collection Effort. Ian Burfoot-Rochford, Penn State University, Erica Frankenberg, Penn State University, Annie Maselli, Penn State University
11.11 - English Learners & Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Paula Arce-Trigatti, Rice University,

Kirsten Slungaard Mumma, Harvard University. How do immigrants learn English? Explaining patterns in the English ability of immigrants in the United States
Christine Mokher, Florida State University. Does developmental education reform help or hinder non-native English speakers? An exploration by language minority, ESOL, and foreign-born status. Toby Park-Gaghan, Florida State University, Shouping Hu, Florida State University
Elisabeth Davis, American Institutes for Research. English learner in high school students and opportunities to take advanced courses: Lessons from a researcher practitioner partnership. Ryan Eisner, American Institutes for Research, Jose Gonzalez, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
11.12 - K-12 Peer Effects: Part I
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Ezra Karger, University of Chicago,

Maria Padilla-Romo, University of Tennessee. Violence-Induced Migration and Peer Effects in Academic Performance. Cecilia Peluffo, University of Florida
Matthew Lenard, Harvard University. Informal social interactions, behavior, and academic achievement: Evidence from bus-peers. Mikko Silliman, Harvard University