Research Policy & Advocacy
 
AERA Comments on OMB Federal Statistical Policy Directive
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August 2014

In response to a May 21 request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for comments on its proposed Statistical Policy Directive on the fundamental responsibilities of federal statistical agencies and recognized statistical units in the “design, collection, editing, compilation, analysis, release, and dissemination of statistical information” (Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 98), AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine provided comments supporting the goals of OMB’s draft directive while providing three key recommendations for strengthening it. 

Read more in the August 2014 edition of AERA Highlights »

 
 
AERA and Partners Urge Senate to Restore NCES Stature
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August 2014

In a July 9 letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate education committee, AERA and 10 other research organizations urged senators to protect the autonomy, authority, and stature of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as it takes up the Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA). The bill, which reauthorizes the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), passed the House of Representatives in May. SETRA would weaken NCES by transferring several of the agency’s responsibilities and control over its own budget to IES, and making the position of NCES Commissioner no longer a presidential appointee. 

Read more in the August 2014 edition of AERA Highlights »
 
 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Resources
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The following documents and links to ongoing projects detail the benefits of social and behavioral science (SBS) research as part of AERA’s efforts to protect federal investment in SBS.

NSF's Merit Review Process
National Science Foundation, June 2014

Why the Federal Government Funds Social and Behavioral Sciences Research

Association of American Universities, October 3, 2013 

Bringing People Into Focus: How Social, Behavioral & Economic Research Addresses National Challenges (PDF)
National Science Foundation

Exploring What Makes Us Human: Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (PDF)
National Science Foundation, March 2014

Social and Behavioral Sciences in Action
National Research Council, November 12, 2013

Interorganizational Letter to Chairman Lamar Smith, House Science, Space and Technology Committee (PDF)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, October 16, 2013

Remarks to the Consortium of Social Science Associations (PDF)
Senator Elizabeth Warren, November 4, 2013 

 
 
   
     
   
 
 
 
Testing Standards Capitol Hill Briefing
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Attend the
Testing Standards 
Capitol Hill Briefing on
Friday, September 2014,
12 to 2 p.m.
 

This event will be live-streamed.
Learn more

 
 
Senate Bill Would Provide Boost to NSF
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Senator John “Jay” Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014, which will reauthorize funding and programs at the National Science Foundation and other science agencies. Read more 

 
 
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