2013 AERA Annual Meeting
2013 AERA Annual Meeting
American Educational Research Association
April 27–May 1, 2013
Grand Hyatt, Hilton Union Square, Hotel Nikko, Parc 55
Sir Francis Drake, Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415.615.3144 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WestEd will have a strong presence at this year's meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Visit us at booth 800 to learn about our research, products, services, and career opportunities.
WestEd AERA ReceptionJoin WestEd staff, colleagues, and friends at the WestEd AERA reception. Refreshments will be served.
Date & Time: Sunday, April 28, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco
Meet & Greet with WestEd's J. Ronald LallyJ. Ronald Lally, Co-Director of the Center for Child & Family Studies at WestEd, will be signing his new book, For Our Babies: Ending the Invisible Neglect of America's Infants.
Date & Time: Monday, April 29, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Booth 800
Saturday, April 27Session: Posters on Teacher Professional Development
Time & Location: 12–1:30 p.m., Parc 55 / Fourth Level, Cyril Magnin Foyer
Presentation: Does Professional Development Make a Difference? Results of a Three-Year Study of K–2 Science Instruction and Student LearningSession: Poster Session—Applied Research in Schools
WestEd Participant: Cathy Ringstaff
Description: Attendees will learn about the impact of a three-year, state-funded teacher professional development program on K–2 science instruction and student learning in rural schools.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Parc 55 / Fourth Level, Cyril Magnin Foyer
Presentation: Evaluation of Online Cognitive Tutors for High School ChemistrySession: CTE (Career and Technical Education) Research Findings Related to Postsecondary and Career Sustainability and Success
WestEd Participants: Weiling Li, Ted Britton, Steve Schneider
Description: Attendees will learn about the efficacy of Quantum Chemistry Tutors, a suite of computer-based cognitive tutors that are designed to give individual supplementary tutoring to high school students in nine chemistry topics.
Presentation: The Likelihood of Being Qualified for College-Level Courses—What Nevada's Middle- and High-School Achievement Tests Suggest for Students in the Washoe County School District
WestEd Participants: Andrea Lash, Min Huang, Loan Tran
Description: Attendees will examine how 8th and 10th grade achievement test scores relate to the likelihood that a student will be qualified for college-level courses upon graduation.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Parc 55 / Mason
Presentation: Health Science Capacity Building (HSCB) Students' Experience and Confidence Related to Healthcare Careers
WestEd Participant: Jonathan Nakamoto
Description: Attendees will learn how Health Science Capacity Building program activities promote and impact human capital characteristics, such as career readiness (i.e., experience and confidence) related to the healthcare industry.
Sunday, April 28Session: Project READI (Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction)—Iterative Design of Evidence-Based Argumentation in Literature, Science, and History
Time & Location: 8:15–9:45 a.m., Hotel Nikko / Third Level, Nikko III
Presentation: Enriching Science Instruction for Urban Youth—Evidence-Based Argument Instruction Modules and Collaborative Design ResearchSession: Authentic Observational Assessment of Young Children—Frameworks, Methods, Special Considerations, and Policy Implications
WestEd Participants: Cynthia Greenleaf, Willard Brown, Gina Hale, Ursula Sexton
Description: Attendees will learn about the initial teacher and student learning outcomes from an iterative design process in which Project READI research staff collaborated with science teachers to develop text-based investigation units.
Presentation: Enriching History Instruction for Urban Youth—Evidence-Based Argument Instruction Modules and Collaborative Design Research
WestEd Participants: Gayle Cribb, Gina Hale
Description: Attendees will learn about two text-rich history modules designed by history teachers, historians, and literacy experts from Project READI.
Time & Location: 8:15–9:45 a.m., Parc 55 / Stockton
Presentation: Early Childhood Assessment: Bridging Research and PracticeSession: Research on Young Children's Mathematics Learning
WestEd Participants: Kerry Kriener-Althen, Ann-Marie Wiese, Peter Mangione
Description: Attendees will learn about California's approach to developing an authentic early childhood formative assessment for all children from birth through kindergarten.
Presentation: The Assessment Component of the Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge Grant
WestEd Participant: Peter Mangione
Description: Attendees will learn about California's approach to early childhood assessment from birth through kindergarten as a key component of the state's Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, and the internet application used to deliver the assessments and assessment results.
Presentation: An Authentic Approach to Assessing Young Dual Language Learners
WestEd Participants: Ann-Marie Wiese, Peter Mangione
Description: Attendees will learn about California's approach to developing an authentic statewide assessment for young dual language learners from birth through kindergarten.
Time & Location: 8:15–9:45 a.m., Westin St. Francis / Hampton
Presentation: Chicago Public School's Virtual Pre-K Math—Parent Learning and Engagement Contributes to Student Gains in MathematicsSession: Engaging Science Programs and Practices in Out-of-School Contexts
WestEd Participants: Betsy McCarthy, Katie Salguero
Description: Attendees will learn about an evaluation of Chicago Public Schools' Virtual Pre-K Math Program along with its integration of technology and digital resources.
Time & Location: 8:15–10:15 a.m., Grand Hyatt / Belvedere
Presentation: Examining Potential Effects of AfterSchool KidzScience Curriculum and Professional Development Resources on Students and InstructorsNCME-Sponsored Session: Technical Issues in Teacher Effectiveness
WestEd Participant: Kelly Stuart
Description: Attendees will learn about the potential effects of the AfterSchool KidzScience curriculum and professional development resources by analyzing one of the more typical ways of providing professional development to afterschool instructors—face-to-face workshops.
Time & Location: 10–11:45 a.m., Intercontinental / Sutter
WestEd Participants: Carole Gallagher (Presenter & Chair), Andrea Lash
NCME-Sponsored Session: Improving Assessment of English Learners—Test Administration Formats, Accommodations, and Score Reporting
Time & Location: 10–11:45 a.m., Intercontinental / Third Level, Union Square
WestEd Participant: Robert Linquanti (Discussant)
Session: Expanding Curriculum and Instruction for STEM Courses
Time & Location: 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m., Sir Francis Drake / Empire
Presentation: More Comprehensively Capturing and Comparing Treatment and Control Curricula in Randomized Control Trial StudiesSession: Exploring the Multiple Levels Contributing to Learner Engagement in a South African Township High School
WestEd Participants: Bob Allen, Ursula Sexton, Ted Britton, Daniel Bugler (Chair)
Description: Attendees will learn about a new method for documenting the features of a high school science curriculum in both treatment and control study conditions.
Time & Location: 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m., Westin St. Francis / Hampton
WestEd Participant: Adam Voight (Discussant)
Session: Building a Multiple-Measure Evaluation and Support System—Preliminary Evidence and Lessons From the Los Angeles Unified School District
Time & Location: 12:25–1:55 p.m., Parc 55 / Divisadero
Presentation: Relationship Between Multiple Measures of Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement in Los Angeles Unified School District's Educator Growth and Development Cycle Initial Implementation PhaseSession: Teachers' Learning and Use of Technology to Enhance Learning
WestEd Participant: Reino Makkonen
Description: Attendees will examine the preliminary evidence and lessons learned from building a multiple-measure evaluation and support system for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 19 & 20
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach (Discussant)
Session: The Alignment of the Common Core State Standards and English Language Proficiency Standards for English Language Learners
Time & Location: 4:05–5:35 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Golden Gate 8
Presentation: An Analysis of Correspondence Between the English Language Proficiency Standards and the Common Core StandardsSession: Principal Evaluation and Professional Development
WestEd Participant: Edynn Sato
Description: Attendees will learn the extent to which the English Language Proficiency standards of seventeen states correspond with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics.
Time & Location: 4:05–6:05 p.m., Westin St. Francis / Second Level, Elizabethan A
Presentation: Principal Evaluation as a Strategy for Improving Student Learning—Comparative Case Studies of District Capacity
WestEd Participants: Laura Lara-Brady, Karen Kearney
Description: Attendees will learn how district-level principal evaluations can be used as a strategy to improve leadership, particularly for low-performing schools.
Monday, April 29Session: Understanding Health Issues in Education Contexts
Time & Location: 8:15–9:45 a.m., Sir Francis Drake / Second Level, Empire
Presentation: Linking Education and Social Services Data to Document the Education Experiences of Foster Care ChildrenSession: Learning and Teaching in Secondary Science
WestEd Participants: Vanessa Barrat, BethAnn Berliner
Description: Attendees will learn about a study that produces a portrait of the educational status of students in foster care in California.
Time & Location: 8:15–9:45 a.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 21
Presentation: Exploring the Usability and Feasibility of a Virtual Chemistry Lab Tutor for High School ScienceInvited Session: Implementation Milestones and the Common Core State Standards
WestEd Participant: Jodi Davenport
Description: Attendees will learn about a set of online chemistry activities that allow students to explore a flexible, multimedia virtual chemistry lab environment.
Time & Location: 8:15–10:15 a.m., Parc 55 / Cyril Magnin II
WestEd Participant: Neal Finkelstein (Discussant)Session: Realizing the Potential of English Learners—Catalyzing Teacher Professional Growth Across Time and Disciplines
Description: This AERA symposium will bring together educators from several segments to talk about the process and progress of implementing the Common Core.
Time & Location: 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 6
Presentation: Fits and Starts—Uptaking and Integrating Scaffolded Tasks into Everyday PracticeSession: Use of Assessments in STEM Subjects
WestEd Participant: Nanette Koelsch
Description: Attendees will look at teachers in two discipline areas— social studies (middle school) and English language arts (high school)—after three years of participating in the Quality Teaching for English Learners professional development program.
Presentation: Domains of Teacher Expertise for Working with English Learners
WestEd Participant: Aída Walqui
Description: Attendees will learn about a conceptual framework that characterizes the five domains of teacher expertise used by Quality Teaching for English Learners.
Presentation: Seesawing Through the First Year of Coaching: Teacher Accountability and Changes in Teacher Practice
WestEd Participant: Gloria Rodriguez Banuelos
Description: Attendees will learn about the role teacher accountability plays in influencing teachers' willingness to modify instructional practices.
Presentation: Waxing or Waning: The Role of Institutional Policies in Supporting or Constraining Teachers' Implementation of QTEL (Quality Teaching for English Learners) Principles
WestEd Participant: Haiwen Chu
Description: Attendees will explore how institutional policies either support or constrain the implementation of five QTEL principles that guide the design of instructional experiences for English learners.
Time & Location: 2:45–4:15 p.m., Parc 55 / Haight
Presentation: The Effects of a Coherent System of Assessments on Science Learning and TeachingSession: Traditional STEAM—Integrating Indigenous Ways in STEM + Arts Curricula and Classrooms
WestEd Participants: Edys Quellmalz, Matt Silberglitt
Description: Attendees will learn about a research program that developed and tested components of an assessment system, including curriculum-embedded assessments designed to be used formatively, and benchmark assessments for summative purposes.
Time & Location: 2:45–4:15 p.m., Sir Francis Drake / Second Level, Empire
Presentation: Making Connections Between Indigenous Students' Heritage Mathematics and Science and Mathematics and Science Instruction in the ClassroomSession: So You Want to Be a Peer Reviewer: An Interactive Session on Learning to Review Annual Meeting Papers Cosponsored by the Annual Meeting Policies and Procedures and Research Advisory Committees
WestEd Participant: Ursula Sexton
Description: Attendees will learn culturally different approaches to knowledge and knowledge construction that can be negotiated and beneficially incorporated in the classroom as part of the pursuit of equitable and powerful STEM education for all students.
Time & Location: 2:45–4:15 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Yosemite A
WestEd Participant: Neal Finkelstein
Description: This session will provide a comprehensive orientation directed primarily at graduate students who are interested in serving as peer reviewers on review panels for AERA Annual Meeting submissions.
Tuesday, April 30Session: Instructional Technologies for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Time & Location: 8–10 a.m., Sir Francis Drake / Tudor AB
Presentation: Transmedia in the Classroom: Evaluation of the Electric Company Summer Learning ProgramSession: Perspectives on School Accountability—Division H Poster Session
WestEd Participants: Sara Atienza, Michelle Tiu
Description: Attendees will learn about The Electric Company Summer Learning Program, a transmedia curriculum that presents a narrative story to students across multiple forms of media.
Presentation: RTC (Randomized Control Trial) Evaluation of an Online Tutoring System for Algebra Readiness
WestEd Participants: Shandy Hauk, Steve Schneider, Weiling Li
Description: Attendees will learn the impact of an online tutoring system on students' math proficiency, relative to business-as-usual instruction.
Time & Location: 10:20–11:50 a.m., Parc 55 / Cyril Magnin Foyer
Presentation: The Reliability of Danielson-Based Observation Ratings in Los AngelesNCME-Sponsored Session: Exploring Issues and Opportunities in Assessing English Learners' Language Proficiency and Academic Content Knowledge using Next-Generation Assessments
WestEd Participant: Reino Makkonen
Description: Attendees will look at a new process of classroom observations and conferences based on a modified version of the Framework for Teaching.
Time & Location: 12:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Intercontinental / Telegraph Hill
WestEd Participant: Robert Linquanti (Co-organizer & Presenter)
Session: School Turnaround Policies, Programs, and Practices
Time & Location: 2–3:30 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Mason
Presentation: Evaluation of Michigan's School Improvement Grants—Findings From the First Two YearsSession: Measuring and Examining Correlates of Student Achievement and Student Engagement in a Variety of K–12 Settings
WestEd Participants: Juan Carlos Bojorquez, Jonathan Nakamoto
Description: Attendees will learn the implementation findings and outcomes from the first two years of WestEd's evaluation of Michigan's 1003(g) School Improvement Grants.
Time & Location: 2–3:30 p.m., Parc 55 / Cyril Magnin II
Presentation: A Concept Inventory on Genetics for Middle School Learners—Assessment Development Informs Teacher PedagogySession: Seeking a Theoretically Informed Model for Learning Biology With Multiple External Representations
WestEd Participant: Matt Silberglitt
Description: Attendees will learn about alternative conceptions regarding genetics and molecular literacy.
Time & Location: 5:05–6:35 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Golden Gate 6
Presentation: Multilevel Computer-Based Models of Emergent Phenomena: Supporting and Assessing Complex Biology Learning
WestEd Participant: Barbara Buckley
Description: Attendees will learn about computer-based simulations for instruction and assessment in human body systems, genetics, and ecosystems within a theoretical framework that integrates model-based learning with evidence-centered design.
Wednesday, May 1Session: Division H Paper Session—Program Evaluation in School Settings
Time & Location: 8:15–9:45 a.m., Parc 55 / Cyril Magnin Foyer
Presentation: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of SupportsSession: Critical Issues in Supporting At-Risk Students
WestEd Participants: Natalie Lacireno-Paquet, Kristin Reedy
Description: Attendees will learn about the design and initial findings from a multi-year, multi-method external evaluation of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports initiative.
Time & Location: 12:25–1:55 p.m., Sir Francis Drake / Empire
WestEd Participant: Carole Gallagher (Chair)
Session: Reciprocal Relations Between Research and Practice—How Improving Curricular Materials Led to New Research Questions
Time & Location: 12:25–1:55 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 12
Presentation: Implementing and Evaluating the Efficacy of Applying Research to Practice in Middle School MathematicsSession: Challenges and Opportunities for Language Learning in the Context of the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards
WestEd Participants: Jodi Davenport, Yvonne Kao, Steve Schneider, Kimberly Viviani, Kathleen Lepori, Shandy Hauk
Description: Attendees will learn a methodology for integrating research-based design principles with the existing Connected Mathematics Project 2 curriculum, and the results from a randomized control trial.
Time & Location: 12:25–1:55 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Yosemite A
Presentation: Formative Assessment As Contingent Communication—Perspectives on Assessment As and For Language Learning in the Content AreasSession: Indigenous Pedagogy in the Classroom
WestEd Participants: Robert Linquanti, Aída Walqui
Description: Attendees will learn key language practices and uses found across the new standards, and ways in which formative assessment can greatly support the instructional shifts needed for teachers to implement next-generation content standards.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Mason
WestEd Participant: Ursula Sexton (Chair)
Session: The Application of Mobile Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 6
Presentation: Mobile Device and App Use for Learning in Low-Income Families with Young ChildrenSession: The Complexity of Mathematics Leaders Learning to Facilitate Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
WestEd Participants: Betsy McCarthy, Linlin Li, Sara Atienza, Danielle Yumol, Matt Silberglitt
Description: Attendees will learn how parents of PreK–3 children use mobile devices and applications to support their children's learning.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Yosemite A
Presentation: An Evolving Model of Mathematics Leader Professional DevelopmentSession: Creating the Conditions for Turnaround Success
WestEd Participant: Cathy Carroll
Description: Attendees will learn ways that classroom researchers support teachers in advancing mathematical learning.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hotel Nikko / Nikko I
Presentation: Regional Turnaround EffortsSession: Sources of Evidence to Inform School Improvement—Research, Data, and External Providers
WestEd Participant: Paul Koehler
Description: Attendees will learn about turnaround efforts that helped to create conditions for success in the Southwest region.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Continental 4
Presentation: Navigating the Landscape of Data Literacy—A Potential Means to School ImprovementSession: Impact of an Embedded Assessment System on Elementary Science Teaching and Learning—Power and Promise
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach
Description: Attendees will learn about data-driven decision making as a means of creating school improvement.
Time & Location: 2:15–3:45 p.m., Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Union Square 23 & 24
Presentation: Investigating the Impact of Embedded Assessment on Elementary Student Achievement in Science
WestEd Participants: Cathy Ringstaff, Michelle Tiu, Steve Schneider (Chair)
Description: Attendees will learn about embedding diagnostic classroom assessment practices in instructional materials as a way for teachers to monitor student learning and provide immediate feedback to students at key junctures.