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AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker Discusses the 2020 Annual Meeting Theme

Watch as AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker discusses the 2020 Annual Meeting Theme, "The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate." The 2020 Annual Meeting will take place April 17-21 in San Francisco, California.

High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation than ACT Scores

Students’ high school GPAs are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to new research. The predictive power of GPAs is consistent across high schools; the relationship between ACT scores and college graduation depends on which high school a student attends. Read the press release. Read the open access study, published in Educational Researcher.

New AERA Book Examines College Promise Programs

The forthcoming AERA book Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs is the first known collection of scholarly chapters dedicated to research on an array of college promise programs. It presents original studies that examine the several categories and variations of college promise programs and their effects. Click here to read the press release. Click here to watch the authors discuss the findings.

AERA Research Funding Opportunities

AERA Research and Dissertation Grants Program
Provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications due March 23.  Learn more

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning
Supports postdoctoral and early career scholars in education research using the Deeper Learning data  collected by the American Institutes for Research. Applications due March 30Learn more

NSF Selects AERA and ICPSR to Create New Data Hub to Boost STEM Education Research Efforts​

AERA and ICPSR have joined forces to create a research data hub to connect, educate, and build a community around STEM education data resources. This new platform—Partnership for Expanding Education Research in STEM (PEERS)—was competitively selected for support by the NSF. Read more

ER Special Issue Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings

A newly released special issue of Educational Researcher focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null findings—the absence of expected or measurable results—particularly in randomized control trials. Read the press release. Read the open access special issue articles.

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