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 XIII - Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
13.01 - The Effects of School Leaders
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Jason Grissom, Vanderbilt University,

David Liebowitz, University of Oregon. Are estimates of school principals’ effects on student outcomes stable and unbiased?. Lorna Porter, University of Oregon
Stephen Holt, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Raising Expectations: Estimating the Effect of School Leadership on Teacher Bias. Heasun Choi, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Katie Vinopal, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Lucy Sorensen, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Brendan Bartanen, Texas A&M University. Examining the Properties of Connected Networks in Principal Value-Added Models. Aliza Husain, University at Buffalo
13.02 - Measuring & Monitoring School Improvement
K-12 standards, accountability, assessment, and curriculum
Room: Room 2

Chair: Doug Harris, Tulane University,

Alex Bowers, Teachers College Columbia University. Using Hierarchical Linear Growth Modeling to Identify Longitudinally Outperforming School Districts in the United States, 2009-2013. Elizabeth Monroe, Teachers College
Matthew Courtney, Kentucky Department of Education. Monitoring School Improvement with Non-Academic Indicators
Michael Christian, Education Analytics. Using Aggregated, Publicly Available Data to Estimate School Growth Given Student Mobility. Robert Meyer, Education Analytics
13.03 - Who has a choice or a voice in public school choice?
K-12 school choice
Room: Room 3

Chair: Laura Hill, PPIC,

Andrea Bingham, University of Colorado Colorado Springs. “Learning can’t occur in chaos:” A critical analysis of student representations in the discourse on No Excuses schools
Sarah Cordes, Temple University. Who Participates in Public School Choice? Evidence from Pennsylvania. Sophia Seifert, Temple University
Sarah LaCour, University of Kentucky. Who Has a Choice?: Barriers and access in a statewide school choice system
13.04 - Campus openings during COVID
Room: Room 4

Chair: Riley Acton, Miami University,

Kristin Barnett, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Policy Diffusion and Mimetic Isomorphism in Postsecondary Education during COVID-19.
Madison Dell, Stanford University. College Decisionmakers Don’t Fear the Reaper: Using Structural Equation Modeling to Uncover the Influences of COVID-19, Local Sociopolitical Features, and Institutional Characteristics on In-Person Instruction in Fall 2020. Daniel Collier, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Samuel Snideman, Ball State University, Dan Fitzpatrick, University of Michigan, Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University, Chris Marsicano, Davidson College
Melissa Whatley, North Carolina State University. For the Love of Money: Non-Resident Student Enrollment and Reopening Plans at US Higher Education Institutions Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez, University of Arizona
13.05 - Changes in Schooling Intensity: A Four Day School Week and Math Curriculum
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Tom Dee, Stanford University,

Sarah Parsons, University of Missouri. Who is affected by intensification of middle school mathematics curriculum?
Emily Morton, Stanford University. Can Four Equal Five? Estimating the Effect of Four-Day School Weeks on High School Students' Achievement, Attendance, and Behavior
Paul Thompson, Oregon State University. Impacts of Four-Day School Weeks on Academic Achievement and Achievement Gaps
13.06 - School Finance and School Staffing
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: James Wyckoff, University of Virginia,

Christopher Candelaria, Vanderbilt University. Assessing the Impact of Washington State’s McCleary School Finance Reforms on the Distribution of Teacher Salaries. David Knight, University of Washington, Min Sun, University of Washington, Zach Leclair, University of Washington, Sarah Kabourek, NORC at the University of Chicago, Katherine Chang, University of Washington
Toni Templeton, University of Houston. In Schools, Out of Classrooms: Exploratory Analysis of School Finance Related to the Expansion of Non-classroom Roles in Texas Public Schools. Christopher Burnett, University of Houston
Virginia Lovison, Harvard University. Strategic School Staffing: What personnel investments do teachers favor?. Cecilia Mo, UC- Berkeley
13.07 - Effects of High Schools on Postsecondary Outcomes
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Meredith Billings, Sam Houston State University,

Sarah Cordes, Temple University. The Effects of Charter High Schools on Student Achievement, Attainment, and Post-Secondary Enrollment: Evidence from Pennsylvania
Joseph Ferrare, University of Washington Bothell. The Mediating Effects of High School Course Taking and the Voucher Impacts on Educational Attainment. Brian Fitzpatrick, University of Notre Dame, Mark Berends, University of Notre Dame, R. Joseph Waddington, University of Kentucky, Ron Zimmer, University of Kentucky
Joseph Waddington, University of Kentucky. Understanding the Impacts of High Schools on Student Achievement and College Outcomes across a Statewide System of K-12 Choice Policies. Ron Zimmer, University of Kentucky, Rui Jin, University of Kentucky, Joseph Ferrare, University of Washington-Bothell, Mark Berends, University of Notre Dame
13.09 - Efficiency in higher education
Post-secondary finance, governance, and accountability
Room: Room 9

Chair: Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan,

Richard Kasmin, Rutgers University. Using National Data to Estimate the Marginal Cost of Community College Completions
Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano School of Management Department of Management. Autonomy, performance and efficiency: an empirical analysis of Russian universities in 2014-2018. Ekaterina Shibanova, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano School of Management. How do the characteristics of the environment influence universities’ efficiency? Evidence from a conditional efficiency approach. Aleksei Egorov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Pavel Serebrennikov, National Research University Higher School of Economics
13.10 - Discipline and Inequity in Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Chris Curran, University of Florida,

Lucy Sorensen, University at Albany. Thrown Off the Bus: “Bus Suspensions” and Equitable Access to Schooling. Laura Bellows, University of Virginia
Fiona Hollands, Teachers College - Columbia University. Restorative Practices: using local evidence on costs and student outcomes to inform cycle-based budget decisions. Stephen Leach, Jefferson County Public Schools, Robert Shand, American University, Laura Head, Teachers College, Yixin Wang, Teachers College, Dena Dossett, Jefferson County Public Schools, Florence Chang, Jefferson County Public Schools KY
Ha Eun (Grace) Kim, University of California - Irvine. Which Schools Disproportionately Refer and Arrest Non-White Students?. George Farkas, University of California
13.12 - School Turnaround: Efficacy, Mediators, and Long-term Effects
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Adam Kho, University of Southern California,

Jason Burns, Seton Hall University. The Efficacy and Implementation of Michigan’s Partnership Model of School and District Turnaround: Mixed-Methods Evidence from the First Two Years of Reform Implementation. Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University, Chris Torres, Michigan State University, Erica Harbatkin, Michigan State University, Aliyah McIlwain, Michigan State University, Sandy Waldron, Michigan State University
Lam pham, North Carolina State University. Do the Effects Last? An Examination of the Long-Term Academic Effects of School Turnaround. Sean Corcoran, Vanderbilt University, Gary Henry, University of Delaware, Ron Zimmer, University of Kentucky
Aliza Husain, University at Buffalo. School Turnaround Lessons for Policy and Practice: A Systematic Review of Research and Evaluation. Coby Meyers, University of Virginia, Corrie Stone-Johnson, University at Buffalo