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AERA Annual Meeting 2020

AERA’s 2020 annual meeting has been canceled due to increasing health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on AERA’s decision, click here.

Please check back with us for details about upcoming virtual meetings, webinars, and resources. 

WestEd staff will present, chair, or serve as discussant in more than 48 sessions during the 2020 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April 17–21, 2020, in San Francisco, California. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. This year’s theme: “Power and Possibilities for the Public Good: When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate.”

WestEd staff will also present at the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), which meets annually in conjunction with AERA, April 16–20, 2020. The theme this year is “Making Measurement Matter.”

View a comprehensive list of WestEd’s sessions below. We also hope you’ll follow the live conversation by following @WestEd on Twitter and tagging your insights from the conference with #AERA20!

Sessions

Thursday, April 16

Pre-Conference NCME Professional Learning Dialogue & Reception: Strengthening Links between Classroom Assessment and California’s Summative Assessment in Mathematics
Description: This special pre-conference session will facilitate dialogue among educators, administrators, and assessment professionals to develop a deeper understanding of connections between mathematics classroom assessment and California’s annual summative assessment of mathematics.
Time: 10:00–4:00 pm 
Location:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square,  333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
Panelists: Gabby Cárdenas (Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching), Debbie Dean (Berkeley Unified School District), Caroline Wylie (Educational Testing Service), Molly Faulkner-Bond (WestEd),  and Chris Harrison (King’s College London)
Registration is required.

Friday, April 17

Symposium: A State’s Journey to Achieve Educational Equity: The Role of Stakeholders, Researchers, and the Courts
Time: 12:00–1:30 pm
Location: InterContinental San Francisco, Fourth Floor, Telegraph Hill

Author: Angela Minnici (WestEd)
Paper: Ensuring Equitable Access to Effective Teachers

Author: Susan Mundry (WestEd)
Paper: Attracting, Preparing, Supporting, and Retaining Education Leaders for All Schools

Author: Jason Willis (WestEd)
Paper: A Study of Cost Adequacy, Distribution, and Alignment of Funding for the State’s Education System 

Discussant: Saroja Warner (WestEd)

Roundtable Session: TICL Teachers’ Perspectives Related to Technology
Time: 12:00–1:30 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 9
Authors: Jamie Gillespie (North Carolina State University), Sara Weiss (North Carolina State University), Allison Black-Maier (North Carolina State University), and Mingyu Feng (WestEd)
Paper: Principals’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Early Implementation of ASSISTments Online Homework Support for Mathematics

Symposium: The Use of Online Courses for High School Credit Recovery: Implementation, Initial Outcomes, and Costs
Time: 12:00–1:30 pm
Location:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental 6
Discussants: Kirk Walters (WestEd), Carol Alexander (Los Angeles Unified School District), and Lindsay Marczak (Edgenuity, Inc.)

Paper Session: Can Follow-Up Supports After Professional Development Make a Difference? Research on Elementary Science Instruction
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Two, Room 216
Authors: Judith H. Sandholtz (University of California, Irvine), Cathy Ringstaff (WestEd), and Jessica Triant (WestEd)
Paper: Can Follow-Up Supports After Professional Development Make a Difference? Research on Elementary Science Instruction

Paper Session: Indigenous Methodologies and the Centering of Humility, Self-Reflection, Generosity, and Relationships
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Two, Room 202
Authors: Sharon Nelson-Barber (WestEd), Jonathan Boxerman (WestEd), Zanette Johnson (Stanford University), and Matt Silberglitt (WestEd)
Paper: Indigenous Mapping: Culturally Relevant, Technology-Enhanced Teaching Strategies for Indigenous Learners and the Public Good

Paper Session: Reaching for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Troubling Times
Time: 4:05–6:05 pm
Location:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental 5
Chair: Matt Silberglitt (WestEd)

Saturday, April 18

Workshop Session: Workshop to Integrate Data Use and Evidence Use: State of the Art and Future Opportunities
Time: 8:15–10:15 am
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 6
Chair: Ellen Mandinach (WestEd)

Poster Session: Intersections Among Technology, Instruction, Cognition, Learning, and More
Time: 10:35 am–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Exhibition Level, Moscone Hall A
Authors: Rachel Grimes Tripathy (WestEd), Cynthia Barbera (STORYWORLD), Kimkinyona Cully (WestEd), Jessica Triant (WestEd), and Bryan Matlen (WestEd)
Paper: Improving English Learner Language Proficiency Through a Multimodal Language Software Platform

Roundtable Session: Small-Scale and Big Data Studies of the Effects of Professional Development on Teacher Practice
Time: 10:35 am–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, West Building, Level Three, Rooms 3007-3009-3011
Authors: Janell Krishnan (University of California, Irvine), Doron Zinger (University of California, Irvine), Judith H. Sandholtz (University of California, Irvine), and Cathy Ringstaff (WestEd)
Paper: The Next Generation Science Standards Era: Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for Science Instruction in Rural Schools

Poster Session: Innovations in Literacy Research, Theory, and Practice
Time: 12:25–1:55 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Exhibition Level, Moscone Hall A
Authors: Norman J. Unrau (California State University), Anne Porterfield (WestEd), Anthony Fong (WestEd), and Rebeca Diaz (WestEd)
Paper: Why Do Students Underperform in Writing? Examining What Is Taught in High School English Classrooms

Roundtable Session: Changing Higher Education Within an International Context
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 7
Authors: Ann Edwards (WestEd), Angela Knotts (WestEd), and Katie Salguero (WestEd)
Paper: Scaling Implementation of Developmental Math Reform in Community Colleges Through Networked Improvement Strategies

Roundtable Session: Policy and State-Level Improvement Issues Roundtable Session
Time:
2:15–3:45 pm
Location:
Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 9
Chair:
Neal Finkelstein (WestEd)

Poster Session: Mathematics Education Research
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 9
Authors: Kristen Johannes (WestEd), Yvonne Kao (WestEd), Nicole McNeil (University of Notre Dame), and Jodi Davenport (WestEd)
Paper: Understanding How Students Improve Through Targeted Training in Mathematical Equivalence

Symposium: Qualitative Evaluation Impact on Title VI Internationalizing Curriculum Efforts in K–14: Melding Research With Practice
Time: 4:05–5:35 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 15
Authors: Katherine Kuhns (Stanford University), Cathy Ringstaff (WestEd), and Denise Geraci (Stanford University)
Paper: Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC): Lessons From a Community College Fellowship Program at Stanford

Session: Data-Driven Decision Making in Education SIG Business Meeting
Time: 6:15–7:45 pm
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 6
Officer: Ellen Mandinach (WestEd)

Session: Improvement Science in Education SIG Business Meeting
Time: 6:15–8:15 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Two, Room 204
Chair: Jonathan Dolle (WestEd)

Sunday, April 19

Session: Annual Division H Breakfast Business Meeting and Awards Presentations
Time: 8:15–10:15 am
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental 5
Participants: Vickie Cartwright (Oshkosh Area School District), Rachel Durham (Johns Hopkins University), Rachel Hickson (Montgomery County Public Schools), Matthew Ryan Lavery (Bowling Green State University), and Matt Silberglitt (WestEd)

Division J Poster Session: Policy, Finance, and Economics
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Exhibition Level, Moscone Hall A
Authors: Cameron Sublett (WestEd) and Sabrina Miller (University of California, Los Angeles)
Paper: An Examination of Career and Technical Education Among Rural Community College Students

Paper Session: Advances and New Considerations in On-Track Indicator Systems
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental 8
Discussant: Neal Finkelstein (WestEd)

Roundtable Session: Social and Emotional Learning Programs and Practices: Quality Implementation and Outcomes
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 9
Authors: Linlin Li (WestEd) and Kylie Flynn (WestEd)
Paper: Engaging Districts to Inform High-Quality Implementation of a Game-Based Social Skills Training Program

Roundtable Session: New Evidence for What Works in School Climate Improvement
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 9
Authors: Ashley Lynn Boal (WestEd) and Jonathan Nakamoto (WestEd)
Paper: Exploring the Impact of the Primary Years Programme on School Climate and Culture

Paper Session: Undergraduate Instruction and Experiences in Engineering and Computer Science
Time: 10:35 am–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Three, Room 314
Chair: Ashley Iveland (WestEd)

Roundtable Session: Productive Partnerships in Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings
Time: 12:25–1:55 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 8
Author: Roberta Marie Reyes (WestEd)
Paper: Beyond Color-Blind Cultural Responsiveness in Early Care and Education Workforce Professional Development

Symposium: Synergy and Tension Between Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment: International Trends
Time: 12:25–1:55 pm
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 7
Author: Margaret Heritage (WestEd)
Paper: Assessment Synergies and Tensions in United States

Poster Session: Districts in Research and Reform
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Exhibition Level, Moscone Hall A
Author: Frances Reade (WestEd)
Paper: Developing Principals’ Instructional Leadership for Mathematics in 10 School Districts

Roundtable Session: Developing Computer Science and Engineering Knowledge and Cognitive Skills in K–12 Contexts
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Fourth Level, Yerba Buena Salon 7
Authors: Rosanne Luu (WestEd), Elli Suzuki (WestEd), Jessica Triant (WestEd), and Michelle Tiu (WestEd)
Paper: Improving Middle School Students’ Computer Science Knowledge and Engagement Through Creative Online Programming Projects

Symposium: Sustainable Professional Development for Data-Informed Instructional Improvement
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 6
Discussant: Ellen Mandinach (WestEd)

Monday, April 20

Symposium : Using the Teacher Data Use Survey in a Variety of Settings
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 7
Discussant: Ellen Mandinach (WestEd)

Roundtable Session: School Choice and Finance
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Moscone Center, West Building, Level Three, Rooms 3007-3009-3011
Chair: Neal Finkelstein (WestEd)

Symposium: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives and Tensions in Developing 3-D Classroom Assessment That Promote Equity
Time: 10:35 am–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Three, Room 308
Authors: James Pellegrino (University of Illinois at Chicago), Christopher Harris (WestEd), Joseph Krajcik (Michigan State University), and Dan Damelin (The Concord Consortium)
Paper: Design of Next Generation Science Assessments: Measuring What Matters

Paper Session: Undergraduate Instruction and Experiences in Engineering and Computer Science
Time: 10:35 am–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Three, Room 314
Chair: Ashley Iveland (WestEd)

Paper Session: TICL Assessment With Technology: Diverse Data, Collection, and Use
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, West Building, Level Three, Room 3004
Author: Mingyu Feng (WestEd), Elizabeth McCarthy (WestEd), and Melissa Cheung (WestEd)
Paper: Catch Them Before They Fall: Predicting Early-Grade Student Struggle During Educational Game Play

Poster Session: Issues in Contemporary Program Evaluation in Schools
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Exhibition Level, Moscone Hall A
Authors: Trevor Fronius (WestEd), Sarah Guckenburg (WestEd), Darius Taylor (WestEd), Hannah Sutherland (WestEd), and Lisa Valente (County of Sonoma Probation Department)
Paper: The Evaluation of the Keeping Kids in School Initiative: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership

Roundtable Session: Teacher Improvement and Effectiveness
Time: 2:15–3:15 pm
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Grand Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom B
Chair: Bryan Hemberg (WestEd)

Paper Session: Assessing STEM: Examining Mathematics and Science Measures in Schools
Time: 4:05–5:35 pm
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 7
Authors: Matt Silberglitt (WestEd), Kim Luttgen (WestEd), Andrew Grillo-Hill (WestEd), and Daniel Brenner (WestEd)
Paper: Using Simulations and Games in a System of Multidimensional Science Assessments

Roundtable Session: Possibilities for Equitable Space: Understanding Race and Culture in the Measurement and Design of Educational Policy and Practice
Time: 4:05–5:35 pm
Location: Moscone Center, North Building, Exhibition Level, Room 25
Authors: Max Altman (McREL International), Ann Edwards (WestEd), and Marisa Crowder (McREL International)
Paper: Understanding the Role of Culture and Context in the Design of High School Mathematics Transition Courses in the Pacific

Symposium: Teaching on Assessment: Implications for Preparing Teachers
Time: 4:05–5:35 pm
Location: InterContinental San Francisco, Fifth Floor, InterContinental Ballroom C
Author: Ellen Mandinach
Paper: Data Use and Education Psychology: Using Data to Understand the Whole Child and Inform Instruction and Educational Decisions

Symposium: Supporting and Studying Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards on a Large Scale
Time: 4:05–6:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Two, Room 212
Chair: Kirsten Daehler (WestEd)
Authors: Kirsten Daehler (WestEd), Rasha Elsayed (WestEd), and Jennifer Folsom (WestEd)
Paper: Implementing Next Generation Science Standards: Building Teacher, School, District, and State Capacities Through Leadership Development and Professional Learning

Tuesday, April 21 

Symposium: Promoting Equity Through Dialogic Education: New Voices
Time: 8:15–10:15 am
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Two, Room 202
Discussants: Guadalupe Valdes (Stanford), Aída Walqui (WestEd), Arturo Cortez (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Amanda Kibler (Oregon State University)

Paper Session: Perceptions and Identities in Learning Environments
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Three, Room 309
Authors: Neal Finkelstein (WestEd) and Reino Makkonen (WestEd)
Paper: Teachers’ and Principals’ Perspectives: Standards Implementation in California’s Schools

Symposium: Communicating Psychometric Information to Diverse Audiences: From Early Childhood Teachers to Policy Makers
Time: 8:15–10:15 am
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Fourth Floor, Union Square 22

Author: Peter Mangione (WestEd)
Paper: Communicating Psychometrically Derived Domain-Specific Developmental Information to Early Educators

Author: Kerry Kriener-Althen (WestEd)
Paper: Using Interactive Online Data Visualization to Communicate Progress Toward School Readiness

Roundtable Session: Leading for Learning: Partnering With Teachers for Professional Development and Growth
Time: 8:15–9:45 am
Location: Moscone Center, North Building, Exhibition Level, Room 25
Authors: Alexander Berg Jacobson (WestEd), Sean Tanner (University of California, Berkeley), Ryan Lewis (WestEd), Karina Jaquet (WestEd)
Paper: Exploring the Link Between Professional Environment and Teacher Development: A Statewide Investigation

Paper Session: Technology and Mathematics
Time: 10:35 am–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Three, Room 309
Authors: Stacy Marple (WestEd), Karina Jaquet (WestEd), and Justin Sewell (Silicon Valley Education Foundation)
Paper: Mixed-Methods Study of i-Ready in Seventh-Grade Mathematics: An Inquiry Into Affordances and Equity

Roundtable Session: Strategies to Support Student Vocabulary Learning
Time: 12:25–1:55 pm
Location: Moscone Center, North Building, Exhibition Level, Room 24
Authors: Linlin Li (WestEd), Kylie Flynn (WestEd), and Cathy Ringstaff (WestEd)
Paper: Improving Elementary School Students’ Vocabulary Skills and Reading Comprehension Through a Word Learning Strategies Program

Roundtable Session: Evidence on Cross-Sector Partnerships, Improvement, and Adaptation
Time: 12:25–1:55 pm
Location: Moscone Center, West Building, Level Three, Rooms 3007-3009-3011
Authors: Rebecca Perry (WestEd), Stacy Marple (WestEd), and Frances Reade (WestEd)
Paper: Communities of Practice: Lessons From a Multiyear Initiative and Implications for Stronger Research-Practice Partnerships

Roundtable Session: Teacher Leadership Initiatives as Complex Endeavors
Time: 10:35–12:05 pm
Location: Moscone Center, West Building, Level Three, Rooms 3007-3009-3011
Authors: Katherine Joy Nilsen (WestEd), Ashley Iveland (WestEd), and Joshua Valcarcel (WestEd)
Paper: Investigating Next Generation Science Standards Teacher Leaders: Influences on Science Leadership Practices

Paper Session: Teaching Practices to Support Computational Thinking and Computer Science
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Level Three, Room 305
Discussant: Ashley Iveland (WestEd)

Symposium: Teaching at the Crossroads of Language and Content: New Insights on Pedagogical Language Knowledge
Time: 2:15–3:45 pm
Location: Moscone Center, West Building, Level Two, Room 2008
Discussants: Aída Walqui (WestEd) and George Bunch (University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Event Type

Conferences

Date

April 17th, 2020

Location

San Francisco, California

Organizers

American Educational Research Association

Audience

Researchers, Teacher Educators