2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference Features Westat Expertise

Westat will be participating in the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, which will be held virtually April 8-12, 2021. This year's conference theme is Accepting Educational Responsibility.

The following are the times and papers of Westat staff (names in bold) participation.

Monday, April 12; 11:10 am-12:40 pm (ET)

Symposium: Using NAEP Data to Investigate Affective Factors in Middle School Students' Academic Achievement.

Judy H. Tang. (Symposium Chair).

Juliann Dupuis, Judy H. Tang, and Ning Rui (Paper). How Do Teacher Preparation and Instructional Practices Relate to Students' Attitudes Toward Learning and Achievement?

Friday, April 9; 4:10-5:40pm (ET)

Symposium: Measuring Socioeconomic Status to Contextualize Educational Achievement: A Discussion on Methods, Applications, and Challenges.

Judy H. Tang. (Symposium Chair).

Judy H. Tang and Ning Rui (Paper). Exploring Proxies for Student Socioeconomic Status: The Context of School and Home Resources.

Ning Rui and Judy H. Tang (Paper). Understanding the Multifaceted Nature of Educational Advantage Through an Expanded Composite Measure of Socioeconomic Status.

Friday, April 9, 4:10-5:40pm (ET) 

Symposium: Striving for Equality of Information: Advancing Economic Program Evaluations Supporting Pre-K–20 Students of Color. 

Lauren Elizabeth Decker-Woodrow. (Symposium Chair). 

Atsuko Muroga, Lauren Elizabeth Decker-Woodrow, Emily Diaz, Sadeq Sohrabie, Eishi Adachi, Eric Rolfus, Gay Lamey, and Don Barfield. A. Brooks Bowden, and Gay Lamey. (Paper). Returns on Investment: Evidence of a City-Led Pre-Kindergarten Initiative.

Emily Diaz, Sadeq Sohrabie, Eishi Adachi, Lauren Elizabeth Decker-Woodrow, Eric Rolfus, Gay Lamey, and Don Barfield. (Paper). Evaluating Impacts, Costs, and Benefits of Programs Providing Equity to At-Risk Racial-Minority Students.

Matthew Finster, Jill Feldman, Nancy Shapiro, Dewayne Morgan, Jennifer Flynn, and Tara Dunderdale. (Paper). Maryland Mathematics Reform Initiative.

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