When researchers gather for the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) April 13–17 in Vancouver, BC, they’ll hear from eight Education Northwest staff members.
The theme for this year’s event—Non Satis Scire: To Know is Not Enough—emphasizes the second part of AERA’s mission: “…to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.” To this end, Education Northwest experts in evaluation and research will share evidence-based research that educators can apply to many timely issues, including adolescent literacy interventions, school turnaround efforts, leading school change, and using data for instructional decisions. Sessions will include lessons from the field with particular relevance to Northwest educators.
“AERA is a wonderful opportunity to share the work that we have been doing at Education Northwest and connect with other researchers,” says Elizabeth Autio, an evaluation associate who will be presenting. “I also look forward to learning about the recent work of leading national figures in content areas such as literacy and English language learners.”
The following is a list of presentations involving Education Northwest staff members:
At the Crossroads of Standards and Equity: Merging Practice and Theory To Create the Leadership for Equity Assessment Tool—Rob Larson (Saturday, April 14, 4:05–5:35 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom A)
Creating the Organizational Conditions That Enable and Support a Shared Approach to Leading School Change—Danette Parsley (Sunday, April 15, 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, East Room 10)
Embedded Assessment Activities as Reciprocal Practice: How Research and Evaluation Can Give Back to Participants—Phyllis Campbell Ault (Sunday, April 15, 12:25–1:55 p.m.; Sheraton Wall Centre, South Azure room)
The ESTRELLAS (Electronic-Supported Text Research for English Language Learner Academic Success) Project: Preliminary Findings for a Supported E-Text Intervention for Middle School English Language Learners—Elizabeth Autio (Sunday, April 15, 12:25–1:55 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom B)
Paper Versus Web-Based Surveys: Knowing Your Audience—Kari Nelsestuen (Saturday, April 14, 4:05–5:35 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom C)
Participants’ Reports of Using Data for Instructional Decisions: The Creation of a Questionnaire—Caitlin Scott (Friday, April 13, 12–1:30 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, West Room 220)
Supporting School Improvement in an Oregon Education Service District Using Doing What Works Resources—Danette Parsley (Sunday, April 15, 12:25–1:55 p.m.; Marriott Pinnacle, Shaughnessy II room)
Turnaround Efforts: Evaluations and Policy Implications—Steve Fleischman (Sunday, April 15, 2:15–3:45 p.m.; Marriott Pinnacle, Shaughnessy I room)
When Is High Fidelity Not High Implementation? Observations From an Adolescent Literacy Intervention—Theresa Deussen and Kari Nelsestuen (Tuesday, April 17, 2:15–3:45 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, West Room 207)
Where Are Rural Schools in Education Research? Recruiting For a Randomized Controlled Trial in a Rural Setting—Elizabeth Autio (Sunday, April 15, 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom A)
Whose View of Implementation Fidelity? Consistency of Observations, Self-Reports, and Supervisor Reports—Elizabeth Autio (Sunday, April 15, 8:15–10:15 a.m.; Marriott Pinnacle, Pinnacle III room)