American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2017 Annual Meeting

April 27, 2017 to May 1, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

Westat staff are participating in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2017 Annual Meeting, April 27-May 1, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.

The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting is Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity. Organizers see it as a call to examine these critical dimensions of educational opportunity and rigor in research as they pertain to the diversity of issues, populations, and contexts served in and by educational inquiry.

The following Westat staff (names in bold) will be presenting papers and chairing sessions. For more details, see the online program.

Bradford W. Chaney, Rebecca Lake, and Meaghan Mingo. (Paper). What Constitutes Success in Postsecondary Education?

Robert Colby Perkins. (Paper). What Is Average? An Academic Coursetaking Look at the “C” Student Over Time.

Ning Rui, and Judy H. Tang. (Paper). Exploring Neighborhood and School Socioeconomic Status as Part of an Expanded SES Composite Measure.

Sadeq Sohrabie, Eric L. Rolfhus, Eishi Adachi, Emily A. Price, Lauren Decker, and Gay Lamey. (Paper). Estimating Return on Social Investment for High-School Completion Programs Using On-Track to Graduation Metrics.

Judy H. Tang. (Paper). Examining the Validity and Reliability of Alternative Student-Level Socioeconomic Status Measures.

Judy H. Tang. (Symposium Chair). The Development and Applications of Alternative Student Socioeconomic Status Measures.