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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Virtual Poster Session - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, March 19, 2021 - 5:00pm
- Virtual Poster Session
AEFP General Sessions
Room: General Sessions
Lauren Covelli, Vanderbilt University. ACT Testing Policy in Tennessee: Effects on Test-Taking, Scores, and College Enrollment. Sean Corcoran, Vanderbilt University
Joshua Bleiberg, Brown University. The Effect of Teacher Evaluation Reform on Student Achievement. Eric Brunner, University of Connecticut, Erica Harbatkin, Michigan State University, Matthew Kraft, Brown University, Matthew Springer, University of North Carolina
Amy Shelton, Saint Louis University. Who Supports MO Private School Choice? Evidence from Likely Voters. Abigail Burrola, Saint Louis University, Cameron Anglum, Saint Louis University, Evan Rhinesmith, Saint Louis University
Joshua Hollinger, University of Rochester. Assessing Teacher Quality for Disadvantaged Students. Alexis Orellana, University of Rochester
Jeongim Jin, Arizona State University. A Pilot Study for the development of Assessment Literacy Inventory for Korean Teachers
Saule Anafinova, Eotvos Lorand University ELTE Faculty of Education and Psychology. The role of global rankings in organizational identity change of a large public university in Kazakhstan. Sulushash Kerimkulova, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education
Qi ZHENG, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Do teachers’ colleges prepare better teachers? Evidence from the best public school district in China. Xin Xie, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Xiaoyang Ye, Brown University, YI Wei, Peking University, Xinliang Zhang, Nanjing Normal University
Dion Lucas, Chopping Budget LLC. Chopping Budget: Financial Tips for Future Growth. Elizabeth Richardson, Chopping Budget
M. Danish Shakeel, Harvard University. The Flynn effect in education: Evidence from fifty years of changes in the Performance Levels of Students in U. S.. Paul Peterson, Harvard University
Mattie Harris, University of Arkansas. Experimental Estimates of the Impacts of a Study Abroad Program to Israel on Perceptions and Knowledge of Anti-Semitism. Albert Cheng, University of Arkansas, Jay Greene, University of Arkansas
Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano. State Policy and Efficiency Dynamics in Russian Higher Education Sector. Aleksei Egorov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Margarita Maximova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Ekaterina Shibanova, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Ben Cronkright, REL Pacific at McREL International. Teacher Professional Learning Policies in Palau. Tonia Gibson, REL Pacific at McREL International
James Anglum, Saint Louis University. The Role of State Funding in School Desegregation: Evidence from Saint Louis. Haisheng Yang, University of Pennsylvania, Aaron Park, Saint Louis University
Samuel Kamin, University of Connecticut. You Can’t Get There From Here: Mapping Differences in Access to CTE Programs in New York and Connecticut
Meina Liu, University of Rochester. The Quantitative Study of the Relationship between the Average Value of Career Preparation Advice and Graduate Students
Trang Pham, University of Missouri. What home culture factors explain international instructors’ grading behaviors at U.S. research universities?
Shuai Li, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Impacts of Alternative Certification on Early-career Teachers’ Effectiveness and Retention: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Matthew Springer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kimberly Sterin, Drexel University. Teacher Sponsors as Change Agents: Examining Extracurricular Activity Funds Management and Advocacy for Equitable Policies. Christopher Fornaro, Drexel University, Katrina Struloeff, Drexel University
Kenneth Skidmore, Texas State University. Modern-Day Social Stratification? Exploratory Analysis of Socioeconomic Status and Stagnant College Degree Completion Rates. Steven DeCarlo, Texas State University, Kale Tendick, Texas State University, Geraldine Wong, Texas State University, Li Feng, Department of Finance and Economics
Pauline Khoo, Monash University Malaysia. A PEER LIKE ME? PEER EFFECTS AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
Kristopher Hatcher, Florida State University. [Yet-to-be-determined jazzy catch-phrase]: Casing the Financial Aid Fee’s Implementation at Florida’s State Colleges
Timothy Mattison, University of Texas at San Antonio. TEACHER PREPARATION FOR MAINTAINING MENTAL HEALTH: IDENTIFYING PHILOSOPHIES OF HAPPINESS, MANAGING EMOTIONS AND FULFILLING PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS
Benjamin Meadows, University of Alabama-Birmingham. Stop-and-Show Migration Effects: State Immigration Laws and the School Enrollment of Hispanic Children
Megan Rauch Griffard, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Governing across systems: State efforts toward alignment in early learning. James Sadler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael Little, North Carolina State University, Lora Cohen-Vogel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel Collier, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Modeling First Year Stop Out of Kalamazoo Promise Scholars: Mapping Influences of Socioeconomic Advantage and Pre-College Performance to College Performance and Stopping Out. Isabel McMullen, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Danielle Duffy-Chipman, University of Kentucky. What She Says Counts: How Maternal Depression Drives Poor Student Outcomes. Tanya Gardner, University of Kentucky
Changhee Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison. How does the decentralization affect policy innovation for low-performing schools?
Olga Churkina, Georgia State University. The Labor Outcomes of Bilinguals in the United States. Luisa Nazareno, Georgia State University, Matteo Zullo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Li Feng, Department of Finance and Economics. Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: An Exploratory Analysis of the Learning Assistant Model and Student Outcomes. Eleanor Close, Department of Physics, Cynthia Luxford, Department of Chemistry, Jiwoo An, Department of Chemistry, Alice Olmstead, Department of Physics, Mavreen Tuvilla, Department of Physics, Heather Galloway, Texas State University
Jay Plasman, Ohio State. Promoting Persistence: Can Computer Science Career and Technical Education Courses Support STEM Attitudes for Students with Learning Disabilities?. Michael Gottfried, University of Pennsylvania, Jennifer Freeman, University of Pennsylvania, Shaun Dougherty, Vanderbilt University
Ge Wu, University of Tennessee. Change of Course: Estimating the Alignment of Labor Markets and Enrollment in Career and Technical Education. Celeste Carruthers, University of Tennessee
Luis Omar Herrera Prada, International Monetary Fund. Another brick in the wall... The economic consequences of setting foot in a college in Colombia
Rui Wang, American University. The Patterns and Determinants of Teacher Absenteeism in the U.S.
Lorna Porter, University of Oregon. Where to Start?: Newcomer Program Participation and Course-Taking Trajectories for Secondary-Age Arriving Immigrant English Learners. Manuel Vazquez Cano, University of Oregon
Nida Khaleel, United Arab Emirates University. The Role of School Principals in Promoting Inclusive Schools in the UAE: Challenges and Opportunities. Mohamed ALHosani, United Arab Emirates University, Ibrahim Duyar, United Arab Emirates University
vikas gawai, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Effect of a Minimum Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) on the learning outcome of the school children
Pauline Khoo, Monash University Malaysia. If You Extend It, They Will Come: The Effects of the STEM OPT extension
Salih Cevik, University of Georgia. Teacher Performance on Differentiated Instruction for School Effectiveness
Minseok Yang, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Impact of Teacher Union Reforms on Student Performance: Evidence from the Midwestern States
Elizabeth Gilliam, Florida State University. Who helps Black girls achieve?
Margaret Blume-Kohout, Gettysburg College. Incentivizing STEM Participation: Evidence from the SMART Grant Program
Ting Shen, Missouri University of Science and Technology. Examining Association between Class Size and Student Evaluation of Teaching. Devin Burns, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Carolyn Curtis, New England College. The importance of early detection: Substance use prevention training for teachers
Wayne Sandholtz, Nova School of Business and Economics. Primary student responses to Free Secondary Education in Tanzania
Elizabeth Rivera Rodas, Montclair State Univesity. Latinx High School Mathematics Achievement in Gentrifying School Zones
Jeffrey Penney, University of Alberta. Why the dependent variable in a regression should not be normalized as a z-score
Alex Carter, Texas State University. College Completion Rates: What factors have influenced the college completion rates of students?. Sam Gutierrez, Texas State University, Marlene Pulido, Texas State University, Li Feng, Department of Finance and Economics
Eric Chan, Babson College. Gender Differences in Response to Personnel Evaluations: Evidence from Higher Education
Feng Chen, Tulane University. The Effects of Market-Based School Reforms on Student Outcomes: A National Analysis of Charter Effects on District-Level School Systems. Douglas Harris, Tulane University
Jeremy Singer, Wayne State University. Socioeconomic Heterogeneity Among Low-Income Black and Hispanic Students in Urban Districts
Jiwon Nam, University of Baltimore. Crafting decision and selection bias in public policy: Results from an experimental simulation