Education Experts Present and Exhibit at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting

April 8-12, 2016
IMPAQ education experts will give three presentations at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting taking place April 8 – 12 in Washington, DC. In addition to presenting, IMPAQ will exhibit at the AERA Annual Meeting. Visit booth #111 to learn how we can evaluate and enhance education programs and policy.

IMPAQ Presentations

Dr. Chris Brandt
Dr. Andrea Beesley
Dr. Michaela Gulemetova
Ms. Maria DiFuccia

IMPAQ Education VP Dr. Chris Brandt will co-present “eMINTS Professional Development Impact on Middle School Teacher Instruction and Student Achievement: Year Three Results” on April 8 from 4:05 PM – 5:35 PM in the Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D, Section A.

This paper presents the findings of an evaluation of eMINTS, an intensive teacher professional development program designed to promote inquiry-based learning, support high-quality lesson design, build community among students and teachers, and create technology-rich learning environments.

Principal Research Associate Dr. Andrea Beesley, Research Associate Dr. Michaela Gulemetova, and Senior Research Analyst Ms. Maria DiFuccia will present "Social Return on Investment (SROI) Evaluation of a Race to the Top Grant Fund" on April 12 from 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM in the Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom B.

This study focuses on a Race to the Top program that gave grants to education partnerships to implement and scale innovative programs. In this presentation, they will discuss the uses and limitations of the SROI method and demonstrate how it was used in the evaluation of one of the grantee programs.

Dr. Michaela Gulemetova and Ms. Maria DiFuccia will also present "Noncognitive Skill Development in Higher Education: A Landscape Analysis" on April 8 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in the Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D, Section C.

This paper presents select findings from a research project commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to examine how higher education institutions value noncognitive skills and what interventions are being used to develop these skills. Implications for colleges and universities that wish to develop or expand existing opportunities in this area are included.

About the AERA Annual Meeting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.

As part of the AERA Centennial Annual Meeting, AERA is hosting the Focal Meeting of the World Education Research Association (WERA). All WERA sessions are open to all AERA Annual Meeting attendees and attendees are encouraged to attend.