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IES 2009 Student Posters

Posters presented at IES Research Conference
Washington, D.C.
June 7-9, 2009

Pre-doctoral Student Posters

Carnegie Mellon University

Jessica McCrory and Dionissi Aliprantis
Nirav Mehta (center) and Ellie Harvill, University of Pennsylvania, with their poster: Power Analysis for Cluster Randomized Designs with Multiple Comparisons Adjustments
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Easterday, M. Will Google destroy western democracy? Bias in policy problem solving.

Ayers, E.  Identifying skills that separate students.

Ogan, A. Investigating social motivation in educational games for social learning.

Heilman, M.  Applying statistical natural language processing to generate reading comprehension questions.

Wylie, R, & Koedinger, K. Self-explanation and second language grammar learning.

Roll, I.  Increasing robust learning and motivation using structured invention tasks prior to instruction.

Matlen, B. & Klahr, D. Scientific experimentation in elementary school: Effects of explicit instruction and inquiry teaching.

Florida State University

Allan, N.P., Lonigan, C.J. Relations between behavior problems and development of emergent literacy skills.

Folsom, J. S., Al Otaiba, S., Greulich, L., Meadows, J. G. A Comparison of two behavior rating scales and the relation between behavior and reading achievement.

Glover, L., Radach, R., Inhoff, A. The Influence of context parallel word processing during reading.

Greene, A., Radach, R., Petscher, Y., Vorstius, C., Hippmann, K.  The Scientific foundations and applications of the lexile framework for reading in Florida. 

Guerrero, C. J., & Lonigan, C. J. Differential item functioning on phonological awareness for monolingual English speakers and Spanish speaking English language learners.

Hauptli, M. V., Pineau, K. N., LaVenia, M., & Lang, L. B. Using exploratory factor analysis to examine the structure of a test of principals’ mathematics knowledge.

Hume, L.E., Lonigan, C.J., Sims, D. Academic focused preschool curricula’s effect on children’s socio-emotional growth.

Kantor, P. T., & Wagner, R. K. Development of prereaders’ phonological processing skills: A latent growth curve model.

Kershaw, S., Schatsneider, C.  A Latent variable model approach to the simple view of reading from grades 3-10.

LaVenia, M., Pineau K. N., Lang, L. B. Effects of a STEM-based curricular intervention on mathematical proficiency in the middle grades.

Logan, J.  Parafoveal preview in rapid letter naming.

Pasisz, D. J., & Roehrig, A. D. Type of reading coach interaction with teachers and its relation to student achievement.

Sims, D. M., & Lonigan, C. J.  The predictive utility of phonological and print awareness measures for later reading skills.

Soden Hensler, B., Taylor, J., Roehrig, A., Connor, C., Schatsneider, C.  Investigating the impact of teachers on early reading using a genetically-sensitive design.

Vinco, M. H., Lonigan, C. L., & Phillips, B. M. Changes in children's home literacy environment across the preschool years and its association with vocabulary. 

Wilson, S. B., Lonigan, C. J., & Petscher, Y.  Practical predictive utility of screening measures in grades K, 1, and 2.


Johns Hopkins University

Nathenson, R., & Hao, L. Changes in returns to education for the high-skilled foreign- and native-born in the U.S.


New York University

Jackson, D. & Cappella, L. Bridging mental health and education in urban elementary schools.

Leos-Urbel, J. & Aber,L. Well-being of South African children: Household, community and policy influence.

McFadden, K. Millen, K. Morris, P. & Raver, C. Impact of a behavioral intervention on low- income preschool classrooms and children.

Velez, M. Time use and academic achievement among elementary school children.


Northwestern University

Branigan, A. Assessing belief structures in educational research: A web-based factorial survey approach.

Cheon, B.K., & Chiao, J.Y. Priming of shared and individual goals on achievement motivation.

Figlio, D., Hart, C.M.D., & Metzger, M. Selection patterns for participation in Florida’s Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

Goble, L., and J. Rosenbaum. College attributes and degree completion: What matters for students at four-year colleges?

Lindsay, C. A.  Evaluating the impact of single sex education on African American students with propensity scores.

Marin, A.  Situating teacher knowledge in an American Indian community-based curriculum design and implementation project.

Mesler, L.  Teacher searning opportunities and student achievement.

Mekinda, M.A., & Hirsch, B.J.  Extracurricular program qualities and developmental outcomes: A peek inside the black box.

Richman, S.B.  The Influence of regional migration patterns on achievement levels.

Sojourner, A. Identification of peer effects with missing peer data: Evidence from Project STAR.

Sparks, J.R., & Rapp, D.N.  Critical reading should involve considering the source, but do readers do so?

Tipton, E.  Generalizing from experiments: A new use for the propensity score.

Vargas, R.  Being in bad company: Conformity in adolescent friendship groups.

Wong, V. Analyzing regression-discontinuity designs with multiple assignment mechanisms.


University of California Los Angeles

Tessler, J. The Impact of coding decisions in longitudinal data with group membership changes.

Preston, K. Hypothesis testing with the Nominal Response Model.


University of Chicago

Art, E., & Jean, M.  The effect of school-level mobility on student math achievement.

Garrett, R.  Breadth versus depth in mathematics instruction during kindergarten and first grade.

Gunderson, E. A., & Ramirez, G.  Early gender differences in math and spatial anxiety.

Proger, A.  The Effect of advanced placement math and science courses: Taking on college enrollment and persistence.

Ramirez, G.  Expressive writing: A school based intervention for choking under pressure.

Sadoff, S.  A Randomized experiment to test the impact of incentives on educational achievement.

Stoker, G.  Evaluating the effect of advanced placement courses on college enrollment using multilevel structural equation modeling.

Burdick-Will, J.  Housing quality and academics: Does residential crowding affect children’s test scores and behavior?


University of Pennsylvania

Aliprantis, J.D. Redshirting, compulsory schooling laws, and educational attainment.

Barghaus, K. Have charter schools attained their original legislative intentions?

Fester, R. TRIO program participation and college-going behavior: Evidence from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002.

Gottfried, M. Using quasi-experimental methods to inform the effects of classroom composition.

Griffen, A.S., Harvill, E. L., & Mehta, N. Power analysis for cluster randomized designs with multiple comparisons adjustments.

Hochberg, E., and Hawkinson, L. Designing a study of teacher induction: Lessons from the assessment of induction and mentoring study.

Haxton, C.L. Parent knowledge of criteria and admission rates in a high school choice process.

Johnson, E. A. Political economy approach to decreasing inequality in K-12 school funding.

LeBoeuf, W. & Fantuzzo, J. The Effects of early health and social risks on elementary school mobility and truancy: A Population-based study.

Levin, S., Seidenfeld, D., Weinbaum, E., and Weiss, M. School improvement efforts and their relationship to AYP classification.

Mann, D. Is college the only option? - A structural model of career decisions with vocational schooling.

Polikoff, M. High school coursework and college readiness rates: Implications for higher education accountability and autonomy.


University of Virginia

Aiyer, S., & Lee, J. Parent and peer influences on student achievement: Unpacking the context-interacting impacts of race and class.

Dunlop, E. How state merit grants affect student decisions in college.

Hastedt, S. Time and learning lost? The effect of weather-related school closures on test performance.

Henry, A.E., & Pianta, R.C. Accounting for variance in an observational measure of teacher quality.

Jamison, K. R., Stanton-Chapman, T. L., & Denning, C. B. Effects of a social communication intervention for improving communication attempts and play behavior in toddlers with disabilities.

Kilday, C.R., & Pianta, R. Associations between math inputs and outcomes in early childhood.

McCracken, E.R., Grissmer, D., & Berry, R. Standards-based instructional practices and mathematics achievement in the fifth grade.

McGinty, A.M., Justice, L.M., Piasta, S. Classroom instruction and preschooler’s print knowledge: Child and contextual considerations.

Nathanson, L., Rimm-Kaufman, S., & Schmidt, K.M. Developing a fidelity of implementation measure for the responsive classroom approach.

Rimm-Kaufman, S., Berry, R., McCracken, E., Merritt, E., & Walkowiak, T. Conducting systematic classroom observations in a randomized controlled trial to examine responsive classroom approach outcomes.

Ripski, M.B., & Gregory, A. Teacher emotional intelligence and high quality teaching in secondary classrooms.

Walters, T.J., & Wyckoff, J. Teacher qualifications: A Comparison between traditional public schools and charter schools.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

An, B. P. The impact of dual enrollment on college persistence and attainment.

Brown, M. C., Edwards, J., Washington, J., & Seidenberg, M. Young Children’s Awareness of Dialect Differences.

Bruch, S., Grigg, J., & Hanselman, P. Up to the classroom door: Effects of a school randomized trial.

Carlson, D., & Lavery L. Interdistrict open enrollment decisions: A Theoretical and empirical account.

Condon, M., Engle, J., Haskins, A., Lavery, L., Robinson, M. Social capital and children’s development: Baseline data and design of a field experiment?

Engle, J., & Condon, M. Tracking education policy and political ideology: An item response model.

Fleming, D. School vouchers, social capital, and political participation: Evidence from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

Grigg, J. School enrollment changes and achievement growth: A Case study in educational disruption and continuity.

Hanselman, P. Teacher turnover and student learning: Evidence from California elementary schools.

Hattikudur, S. Representational fluency in middle school: A Look at curriculum and student performance.

Mader, N. School choice, competition, and academic quality: Evidence from Milwaukee.

Shager, H., & Magnuson, K. Do preschool peers influence academic skill development?: Evidence from a sample of Head Start children.

Nathan, M.J., Church, R.B., Sidney, P.G., Wolfgram, M., Johnson, C.V., Bieda, K., Hostetter, A. B., Jacobs, S., Knuth, E., & Alibali, M. How teachers link mathematical ideas during instructional communication.

Turner, A. Assessing the causal effect of breastfeeding on cognition.

Young, A. G. Others' hypotheses affect children's evaluations of evidence.

Post-doctoral Program Posters

Georgia State University

Lindo, E. Home literacy experiences of students with mild intellectual disabilities.

University of Oregon

Mariano, G., & Tindal, G. Analysis of teacher accommodation recommendations for a large-scale test.

University of Virginia

Luckner, A. E. The importance of classroom quality for children’s peer experiences in elementary school.

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