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 XIV - Friday, March 19, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
14.01 - Teacher Satisfaction
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Nate Schwartz, Brown University,

Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano. Teachers’ practices and satisfaction with digital learning during the COVID-19 emergency – evidence from Italy. Alice Bertoletti, Politecnico di Milano, Marta Cannistrà, Politecnico di Milano, Mara Soncin, Politecnico di Milano
Lauren Sartain, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Teacher Satisfaction with Teacher Evaluation: Factors that Explain the Variation. Wesley Morris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Matthew Kraft, Brown University. Sustaining a Sense of Success: The Importance of Teacher Working Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nicole Simon, CUNY, Melissa Lyon, Brown University
14.02 - Topics in ECE: Philanthropy, literacy skill gaps, and math and EF growth
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Anna Shapiro, University of Virginia,

Bitnara Park, American Institutes for Research. Parallel Growth Analysis of Mathematics and Working Memory: An Analysis of National Longitudinal Study of Young Children. Ayse Cobanoglu, University at Buffalo, Yuan Zhang, American Institutes for Research, Xiaying Zheng, American Institutes for Research, Mengyi Li, American Institutes for Research
Emily Penner, University of California. Gaps in early elementary literacy skills: Seasonal comparisons using statewide data from North Carolina. Shelby McNeill, Vanderbilt University, Gary Henry, University of Delaware, Erica Harbatkin, Michigan State University, Jade Jenkins, University of California
Kathryn Chapman, University of Kentucky. The Importance of Financial Networks, Partnerships, and Pooled Funds in Early Childhood Philanthropy
14.03 - Teachers of Students with Disabilities
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 3

Chair: Sivan Tuchman, University of Washington Bothell,

Arzana Myderrizi, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Teacher Qualifications and Student Achievement in Special Education. Lucy Sorensen, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Stephen Holt, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Roddy Theobald, American Institutes for Research. Teacher Preparation, District Practice, and Special Education Teacher Effectiveness. Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research, Kristian Holden, American Institutes for Research, Marcy Stein, University of Washington Tacoma
W Jesse Wood, Michigan State University. Are Effective Teachers for Students with Disabilities Effective for All?. Ijun Lai, Mathematica, Scott Imberman, Michigan State University, Nathan Jones, Boston University, Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University
14.05 - Topics related to class size and configuration
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Eric Hanushek, Stanford University,

Sarah Fuller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Where the Children are: School Enrollment Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kevin Bastian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Markus Gehrsitz, University of Strathclyde. Multi-grade Classes and Pupil Attainment. Daniel Borbely, University of Dundee, Stuart McIntyre, University of Strathclyde, Gennaro Rossi, University of Strathclyde, Graeme Roy, University of Strathclyde
Qi ZHENG, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Class Size, Classroom Process, and Science Learning: an Investigation on Class Size Effects and Mechanisms. Po Yang, Peking University
14.06 - Intersection of School Finance & Charter Schools
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Sarah Pingel, ECS,

Kyle Abbott, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Out of Bounds: The Implications of Non-Resident Charter Attendees for North Carolina Educational Policy and Finance. Douglas Lauen, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Eric Houck, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Paul Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. How Do Weighted Funding Formulas Affect Charter School Enrollments?
Amelia Milne, Barnard College. But that's in the states with the bad charter school policies. Randall Reback, Barnard College
14.07 - The Transition to College
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Christine Mokher, Florida State University,

Celeste Carruthers, University of Tennessee. “Free College” Promises, High School Achievement, and College Enrollment. Jonathon Attridge, Tennessee Office of Evidence and Impact
Fatih Unlu, RAND Corporation. How Long is Long Enough? The Relationship Between the Length of Exposure to and the Impact of Early Colleges. Julie Edmunds, SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elizabeth Glennie, RTI International, Brian Phillips, RAND Corporation
Zeyu Xu, American Institutes for Research. The Impact of Transition Intervention in High School on Pathway Through College. Ben Backes, American Institutes for Research
14.09 - Gaps in Postsecondary Outcomes
Post-secondary general papers
Room: Room 9

Chair: Dominique Baker, Southern Methodist University,

Federick Ngo, University of Nevada Los Vegas. Is AB705 Closing the College Racial Equity Gap? Early Evidence from the Los Angeles Community College District. Elise Swanson, University of Southern California, Tatiana Melguizo, University of Southern California, Cheryl Ching, University of Massachusetts Boston, Deborah Harrington, Los Angeles Community College District, Jessica Cristo, Los Angeles Community College District, Ryan Cornner, Los Angeles Community College District
Michal Kurlaender, University of California. Understanding Disparities in Four-Year College Enrollment in California. Sarah Reber, University of California, Iwunze Ugo, University of California
Veronica Minaya, Teachers College at Columbia University. Equitable Higher Education: Closing the White-Black Opportunity Gap in Dual Enrollment. Soumya Mishra, Teachers College at Columbia University
14.10 - Family & Educational Outcomes
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Richard Welsh, New York University,

Charlene Kalenkoski, Texas Tech University. Parental Disability and Teenagers’ Time Allocation. Sabrina Pabilonia, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Paul Peterson, Harvard University. Differential impacts of of the post 1990 surge in imports from China on educational outcomes among localities in the United States.. M. Danish Shakeel, Harvard University
Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano (Milan. Aspiration failure, socio-economic background and future outcomes of young people. Konstantina Maragkou, Economic and Social Research Institute (Dublin
14.12 - Remediation, Retention, & Promotion Policies
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Julien Lafortune, Public Policy Institute of California,

Madhuri Agarwal, NOVA SBE. Retain or not to retain: Automatic promotion and student outcomes
Heidi Erickson, Kennesaw State University. Understanding the Growth in Remedial Education Programs in Georgia, 2010-2020. Benjamin Scafidi, Kennesaw State University
Umut Ozek, American Institutes for Research. The Effects of Middle School Remediation on Postsecondary Success: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida