AERA Highlights


April 2022

April 2022


AERA Annual Meeting Know Before You Go

Claim Your AERA Annual Meeting Online Platform Account Now
Have you had a chance to explore the online platform for the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting yet? Registrants need to set up their account to access and make full use of the platform. We recommend doing so ASAP so you can set up a profile, create a personalized agenda, and become comfortable with the platform’s features and functions. Whether you are participating in the Annual Meeting virtually or on site in San Diego, the platform will serve as the web-based Annual Meeting hub. Both virtual and place-based sessions are fully integrated into the schedule. Read more

If you have not registered yet for the Annual Meeting, click here to do so.

Register Your Vaccine Status with SafeAccess Before Traveling to San Diego
As part of the entry requirements for the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting, all attendees must be fully vaccinated (including booster if eligible) to attend in person. On April 1, AERA transitioned from CLEAR to SafeAccess as the vendor responsible for confirming the vaccination status of on-site attendees with U.S. vaccination cards and non-U.S. vaccination cards. On-site attendees who have not already registered with CLEAR need to register with SafeAccess before they arrive in San Diego. On-site attendees who have already registered with CLEAR do not need to take any further action. Read more

Download the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting App
You can download the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and leverage the app for your attendance. The app, along with the online platform, will serve as the program for the Annual Meeting.

Check Out Online Platform and i-Presentation Resources
AERA and Pathable, our vendor for the online platform and app, are pleased to provide several resource materials to help Annual Meeting attendees, including presenters, chairs, exhibitors, and others prepare to use the online platform. AERA has also posted videos from three training webinars for presenters who are using the AERA i-Presentation platform for their paper presentations.

Bring Your Masks and Headphones
All place-based attendees are required to wear a mask indoors at all AERA sessions and events, except when eating or drinking. This policy will be enforced even if the city of San Diego does not have a masking mandate. Also, don’t forget your headphones or earbuds to join virtual sessions from San Diego. There will be ample connectivity and spaces available to set up your laptop or device as part of the meeting (no need to run back to your hotel room).

Visit the AERA Booth in San Diego
At this year’s AERA Booth in San Diego, attendees can purchase new books with free domestic shipping, pick up free journal copies, learn more about AERA membership, and enjoy free giveaways. Read more


In celebration of the AERA Annual Meeting, SAGE invites you to explore the AERA journals, other key journals in Education, Education Books, and more

AERA Publications News

New RRE Volume Released
AERA has released Volume 46 (2022) of Review of Research in Education, edited by Ronald Beghetto (Arizona State University) and Yong Zhao (University of Kansas). Read more

Meet Journal Editors from AERA and Other Publishers at Journal Talks in San Diego
At the 2022 Annual Meeting, AERA is offering four in-person Journal Talks sessions, where meeting attendees are encouraged to meet with AERA journal editors and editors from many other publishers. Read more


AERA is pleased to offer four in-person Professional Development Courses at the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego. Learn more and register now

Research and Science Policy News

National Academies Report on NCES Recommends Strategic Plan, Collaborations to Ensure NCES Independence and Relevance
On April 7, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released A Vision and Roadmap for Education Statistics. Read more

National Academies Hold Additional Public Meetings on IES Research Programs  and NCES

White House OSTP Hosts Summit on Evidence in Action
On April 7, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a Virtual Summit on Evidence in ActionRead more


AERA Call

AERA-NSF Dissertation and Research GrantsDeadline: June 15


AERA Publications Calls

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Special Issue: Critical Approaches to Education Policy ResearchDeadline: May 15

Review of Research in Education Volume 47: The Science of Learning and DevelopmentDeadline: June 1

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics Special Issue: Diagnostic Statistical ModelsDeadline: August 1


Beyond AERA

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

The Grawemeyer Award in Education, intended to stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny, and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment, is accepting nominations for its 2023 award. Deadline: April 25.

The 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center offers high-quality, state-of-the-art, and rigorous graduate training in all phases of survey research, as well as in the use of new types of data and methods (web scraping, machine learning, and sensor data) for conducting social research. Courses are held between June 6 and July 29.


In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

John D. Bransford, 78, Professor Emeritus of Learning Sciences and Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, died on April 11. He was an AERA Fellow and co-recipient of the 2001 Review of Research Award. Bransford was a member of Division C–Learning and Instruction and Division K–Teaching and Teacher Education.

Marta Aida S├ínchez, 60, an associate professor in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, died on March 15. She served as chair and program chair of the Professors of Educational Research Special Interest Group.  Read more

James W. Selgas, 79, who served as director of research and planning, coordinator of psychology, and as a faculty member at Harrisburg Area Community College, died on April 7. Read more


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

To Learn, Students Must First Fail
Psychology Today, April 14

Rod Watson: Want more teachers of color? You have to prepare them first
The Buffalo News, April 6

Study Examines Racism Faced by Faculty of Color in Teacher Education Programs
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, April 4

Seven days to celebrate your library
Abilene Reporter News, April 3

The truth about gifted programs
Santa Fe New Mexican, March 31

More AERA in the News


AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk

Contributors: Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager