Learning and Communicating What Matters: Westat at 2020 Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Conference
Aiming for representative samples in impact studies, using Lasso regression to predict impacts locally, and estimating programs’ social return on investment despite missing data. These are just a few topics Westat researchers will be discussing at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), March 11-14, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia.
Westat staff (names in bold) are providing the following:
Sana Ahmed Wilder and Rob Olsen. (Poster). Using Research Evidence to Understand Why Some Charter Schools Outperform Others.
Emily Diaz, Stephen Bell, and Rob Olsen. (Poster). Aiming for Representative Samples in Impact Studies: Evidence from Head Start.
Daniel Litwok, Azim Shivji, and Rob Olsen. (Poster). Selecting Districts and Schools for Impact Studies in Education: A Simulation Study of Different Methods.
Rob Olsen. (Session Chair). Methodological Advances in Replication and Generalization.
Elizabeth Petraglia, Rob Olsen, and Elizabeth Stuart. (Poster). Using Lasso Regression to Predict Impacts Locally: Reanalysis of Data on Teach for America.
Eric Rolfhus, Stephen Bell, Matthew Finster, Donald Barfield, and Gay Lamey. (Paper). Estimating Social Return on Investment for a Portfolio of Programs with Missing Inputs: Challenges and Innovations.