<i>AERA Highlights</i>

May 2012

Advice From AERA and Researchers Sought

Next Generation Science Standards Released
Comments Due June 1
On May 10, Achieve released for comment the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Read more

AERA Comments on NAEP Background Questions
AERA has submitted comments to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) on a proposal to review and revise the background questions on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Read more

AERA Comments on IES Scientific Integrity Policy
On May 15, AERA submitted comments in response to a request for feedback on a draft Scientific Integrity Policy for the Department of Education. Read more

News About AERA

Science Education Research on Capitol Hill
The 18th Annual Exhibition of the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) took place May 15 at the U.S. Capitol. Read more

AERA Exhibits at Science & Engineering Festival
On April 28-29, AERA joined numerous scientific, academic, and research organizations that provided over 3,000 exhibits at the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival, in Washington, D.C. Read more

Siddle Walker to Present 2012 Brown Lecture
Vanessa Siddle Walker has been chosen by a committee of AERA leaders to present the 2012 Brown Lecture in Education Research. Read more

AERA Calls

Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations
Deadline July 23, 2012 (Updated) 
The AERA Nominating Committee has issued a call for recommendations on prospective nominees for the 2013 AERA elections. Read more

AERA 2013 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions
Deadline July 23, 2012
AERA has released the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions on the AERA website. Read more

AERA Seeks PD Course Proposals for 2013
The AERA Professional Development and Training Committee has issued a call for course proposals for the AERA 2013 Annual Meeting. Read more

News About Research Issues and Opportunities

WERA 2012 Call for Submissions
The World Education Research Association (WERA) invites submissions for papers and symposia for the WERA Focal Meeting to be held in Sydney, Australia, on December 2-6 of this year. Read more

Call for LSAY Workshop Applications
Deadline June 1
The National Science Foundation has funded a one-week summer workshop to expand the number of young scholars who are familiar with the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY) data set and who can use it in conjunction with other studies and program funded by NSF’s Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate. Read more

White House to Host Grand Challenges Conference
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that in July it will convene a conference on Grand Challenges. Read more

2011 NAEP Eighth-Grade Science Results Released
This month, the National Center for Education Statistics released The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2011, an assessment of science achievement in eighth graders. Read more

NIH Unveils Social Science Web Resource
The Office of Behavioral & Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new website, e-Source, to serve as a central resource on research methods for social and behavioral scientists in public health. Read more

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order 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 Editor: Todd Reitzel
Contributors: Laurie Cipriano, Lucy Cunningham, Sylvie Nguyen, Todd Reitzel, Gerald Sroufe, Christy Talbot, Alicia Torres