Division H - February 2017
Division H - February 2017
Message from Division VP

February 2017

"School Accountability under ESSA" Webinar Slides and Citations

Division H thanks Susan Lyons and Katie Buckley for their leadership of the webinar on Feb. 2 “School Accountability under ESSA.“

Due to technical problems, many of you were not able to view the slides as they were presented. Please see the slides and citations.

Call for Graduate Student In-Progress Research Roundtables

It's time for graduate students to submit proposals to present their research-in-progress at our yearly Research Roundtables. The Roundtables take place at the Annual Meeting (Thursday, April 27th in the morning) in San Antonio.

Proposals due March 13. More information can be found here.

Accepted submitters will present at the Research Roundtables. Several related papers will be presented for discussion at each roundtable. Tables are facilitated by veteran Division H members. 

Graduate students, please submit proposals to our Senior and Junior Graduate Student Representatives--Beth Adams and Ross Anderson--at DivisionH.GraduateStudents@gmail.com
Veteran Division H'ers, please let us know if you would be interested in sharing your expertise with developing researchers at our roundtables on the morning of April 27th. Please email DivisionH.GraduateStudents@gmail.com and specify your area of specialization (i.e., assessment, accountability, program evaluation, applied research in schools).

Also, let others know about these opportunities!

Apply to be the Division H Graduate Student Representative

Division H Members, are you or do you know a graduate student who would be a great leader for our division? If so, please apply or encourage graduate students with strong leadership skills to apply to serve as the Division H Graduate Student Representative on the AERA's Graduate Student Council. This is an awesome opportunity to connect with other researchers, scholars, and graduate students who engage in research and evaluation with schools. The position includes $750 of funding each year to attend the 2018 and 2019 AERA Annual Meetings. Applications are due February 20th. Details can be found here.

Invitation to Join Classroom Observation SIG

The Classroom Observation SIG aims to exchange ideas, information, and tools related to conducting observations in educational settings.  We invite you to join us as we continue to build our vibrant community of evaluators, researchers, educators, and others interested in improving this vital method of educational research. Our 2017 sessions will include studies addressing multiple content areas, learning environments, student populations, and observation protocols in both paper and roundtable sessions. We hope you will join the Classroom Observation SIG and we look forward to seeing you at AERA 2017 in San Antonio!

Division H Professional Development - AERA pre-conference course

PDC10: Reimagining School Accountability under ESSA: Opportunities and Challenges for Evaluating School Quality and Student Success

This course provides researchers with development on the accountability and reporting requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives participants an opportunity to grapple with the key considerations and research supporting the selection of measures and indicators. The course will begin with discussion of the importance of an educational vision and theory of action for indicators to meet accountability requirements. While broadly applicable to all of the indicators under ESSA, special attention will be given to the indicator of school quality or student success (a.k.a., the “fifth” indicator). This indicator presents an opportunity to define and operationalize school quality and reporting in an accountability system. Scholarships are available for the first 25 people who register for in person attendance.

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) 4th International Conference and AEA Race and Class Dialogue

The American Evaluation Association will convene one of its three Dialogues on Race and Class on September 28, 2017, in conjunction with the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) 4th International Conference (http://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017) that will be held in Chicago, Illinois.   

These national dialogues will “reflect and promote positive actions on the deeply-rooted and structurally intertwined issues behind the headlines that propel racial, ethnic, and class disparities in our society.” Panels of “evaluators, policy analysts, and applied researchers” will engage in these dialogues and moderated by Melvin Hall (

Professor, Northern Arizona University Professor and Former Member of AEA Board of Directors).   

The first dialogue will be held January 30, 2017 at George Washington University (Washington DC), second April 2017 in San Antonio Texas (during the time of the AERA annual meeting), and the third in conjunction with the CREA conference. Further information on the dialogues, details for the January 30 dialogue at George Washington University, and registration link for viewing online can be found at http://eval.org/RaceDialogues. The dialogues will be open to the public onsite and for online viewing.   

Please note that the Call for Papers Deadline for the CREA 4th International Conference, “Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times" is February 20, 2017.   

Further details can be found at:  http://crea.education.illinois.edu/docs/librariesprovider13/default-document-library/crea-call-for-papers.pdf?sfvrsn=0



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