AIR Experts to Present at the 39th Annual Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Washington, D.C, Oct. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 20 policy experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the 39th annual fall conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) taking place November 2-4 in Chicago, IL, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel. APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

The multi-disciplinary annual research conference attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of current and emerging policy and management issues. This year’s conference theme, “Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions,” will focus on the importance of data and measurement, and recognize the government staff who work to improve the measures that are used every day.

Presentations by AIR staff include: 


8:30 AM-10:00 AM CDT

  • Roundtable: Microcredentials: Old Wine, New Bottles or Disruptive Innovation in Credentialing and How Do We Know?
    AIR Presenter/Author: Stephanie Cronen

3:30 PM-5:00 PM CDT

  • Panel: Lessons from Teacher Evaluation Reform in U.S. Public Schools
    AIR Presenter/Author: Roddy Theobald

  • Panel Paper: The Role of School and District Implementation in Subjective Teacher Evaluations
    AIR Presenters/Authors: James Cowan, Dan Goldhaber & Roddy Theobald

  • Panel: Technical Issues in Evaluation Design & Analysis

  • Panel Paper: Intraclass Correlations and Other Variance Estimates for Designing School-Climate Research Studie
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Andrew P. Swanlund & Samantha Neiman


8:30 AM-10:00 AM CDT

  • Panel: Reforming Developmental Education: Evidence from Texas
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Amy Feygin

  • Panel Paper: Accelerating Students into College-Level Coursework: Approaches of Community Colleges to Texas State Policy Around Co-Requisite Support Models
    AIR Presenter/Author: Trey Miller

10:00 AM-11:30 AM CDT

  • Poster Paper: Effects of National Board Certified Teachers on Student Achievement and Behavioral Outcomes: Studies Conducted in Two States
    Regency Ballroom
    AIR Presenter/Authors: David Manzeske, So Jung Park, Feng Liu, Trisha Borman, Natalya Gnedko-Berry, Benjamin R. West & Evelyn Deng

1:30 PM-3:00 PM CDT

  • Panel: Coursework and Instructional Time

  • Panel Paper: Who Benefits from Additional Instruction Time? Evidence from Florida's Additional Hour of Literacy Instruction
    AIR Presenter/Authors: Umut Ozek & Kristian Holden

3:15 PM-4:45 PM CDT

  • Panel: Addressing Crime in Developing Countries: A Focus on Evidence-Based Policies
    Stetson D
    AIR Presenter/Author: Garima Siwach

  • Panel Paper: Crimes Against Women in India: Evaluating the Effects of a Representative Police Force
    AIR Presenter/Author: Garima Siwach

  • Panel: Examining the Importance of Student Teaching for Student and Teacher Outcomes
    AIR Presenter/Author: James Cowan

  • Panel Paper: The Costs of Mentorship? Exploring the Impact of Student Teaching Placements on Student Achievement
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Dan Goldhaber & Roddy Theobald

  • Panel Paper: Seizing a Missed Opportunity: Transforming the Placement and Evaluation of Student Teachers
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Roddy Theobald & Dan Goldhaber


8:30 AM-10:00 AM CDT

  • Panel: Individualized Math Instruction for Struggling Students
    AIR Presenter/Author: Christina LiCalsi

  • Panel Paper: Re-Taking Algebra: Does Online or Face-to-Face Credit Recovery Help Students Get Back on Track?
    AIR Presenter/Author: Jessica Heppen

  • Panel: New Evidence on Teacher Effectiveness
    Water Tower

  • Panel Paper: Teacher Value-Added in Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools
    AIR Presenter/Author: Umut Ozek

  • Panel Paper: How Did It Get This Way? Disentangling the Sources of Teacher Quality Gaps Across Two States
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Dan Goldhaber, Vanessa Quince & Roddy Theobald

  • Panel Paper: Teacher Quality and Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Roddy Theobald, Dan Goldhaber & Kristian Holden

  • Panel: Ways to Improve Teacher Performance

  • Panel Paper: An Intervention Study to Examine the Effect of Accomplished Teaching Examples on Preservice and Early-Career Teacher Outcomes
    AIR Presenters/Authors: David Manzeske, Kelly Reese & Feng Liu

  • Panel Paper: Evaluation of the Impact of a Selective Alternative Teacher Certification Program in Seven Large Urban Districts
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Dean Gerdeman, Ayrin Molefe, Yinmei Wan, Johannes Bos & Bo Zhu

  • Panel:  Economic and Productive Impacts of Anti-Poverty Policy

  • Panel Paper: Can Unconditional Cash Transfers Lead to Sustainable Poverty Reduction? Evidence from Zambia
    AIR Presenter/Author: David Seidenfeld

10:15 AM-11:45 AM CDT

  • Panel: Implementation and Impacts of Subsidized Employment Programs
    Soldier Field
    AIR Presenter/Author: Johannes Bos

  • Panel: Issues in Education Data and Testing
    AIR Presenter/Author: Umut Ozek

  • Panel: Accountability, Funding, and Outcomes in Education
    AIR Presenter/Author: Roddy Theobald

  • Panel: Evaluating the Effects and Costs of Policy: Current Topics and Applications in Education

  • Panel Paper: Networked Improvement Community Approach for Improving Equal Access to Effective Teachers: Effectiveness and Cost Implications
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Natalya Gnedko-Berry, Jesse Levin, Iliana Brodziak de los Reyes, Candace Hamilton Hester, Trisha Borman & David Manzeske

12:00 PM-1:30 PM CDT

  • Poster Paper: Job Satisfaction, Job Matching, and Compensation of College Graduates in a Recession
    Regency Ballroom
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Huade Huo & Jeremy Redford

1:45 PM-3:15 PM CDT

  • Panel: Community, Family, and Their Impacts on Education
    Gold Coast

  • Panel Paper: Unwelcome Guests? The Effects of Refugees on the Educational Outcomes of Incumbent Students
    AIR Presenter/Author: Umut Ozek

  • Panel: Big Data in Education

  • Panel Paper: The Promise of Early Warning Data in Education: Impact of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System After One Year
    AIR Presenters/Authors: Ann-Marie Faria, Nicholas Sorensen, Jessica Heppen, Jill Bowdon & Ryan Eisner

3:30 PM-5:00 PM CDT

  • Panel: Considerations in Teacher Turnover
    AIR Presenter/Author: Roddy Theobald

Learn more about the conference at the APPAM Fall Research Conference website.  

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit





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