The mission of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) is to promote understanding of means by which resources are generated, distributed and used to enhance human learning. The AEFP 41st Annual Conference's theme is, "The Perils of Research Irrelevance: Balancing Data Use Against Privacy Concerns." Researchers seek to improve educational outcomes through research, but this entails high-quality scholarship and that policymakers, practitioners, and the public at large, recognize the importance of this scholarship for student achievement. This year’s conference will focus on this connection in the general sessions and by including “policy reactors” in sessions.
Education Northwest researchers are involved in the following session:
How Does Information Shape Students' Academic and Labor Market Choices?
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Chair: Kelly Ochs Rosinger, University of Virginia
Brent Evans, Vanderbilt University. Self-paced remediation and math placement: A randomized field experiment in a community college; Gary Henry, Vanderbilt University
Rachel Baker, University of California - Irvine. Community College Students' Use of Labor Market Information in Determining Course of Study; Eric Bettinger, Stanford University; Brian Jacob, University of Michigan, Ioana Marinescu, University of Chicago
Di Xu, University of California - Irvine. The Dynamic Process of Changing College Major Choices: The Role of Labor Market Fluctuations and Previous Academic Performance?; Melinda Petre, University of California - Irvine
Discussant: Shaun Dougherty, University of Connecticut
Policy Reactor: Christopher Mazzeo, Education Northwest