AERA Highlights - March 2022
AERA Highlights - March 2022

March 2022


Annual Meeting Online Platform to Open April 1
The 2022 AERA Annual Meeting online platform will open Friday, April 1, when registered attendees will be able to log in, set up a profile, and become familiar with the platform. Read more

AERA Shifts Annual Meeting Attendee Vaccination Verification to New Vendor; On-Site Attendees with U.S. and Non-U.S. Cards Urged to Verify Status through SafeAccess
To better meet the needs of 2022 Annual Meeting attendees, AERA has shifted attendee COVID vaccination verification from CLEAR to SafeAccess. Read more

Lead Federal Science Officials Will Address STEM Education, Equity, and Research at Annual Meeting
White House and National Science Foundation leaders will join Annual Meeting attendees Monday, April 25, 8:30 to 9:30 am PT, for a fireside conversation on “Reframing STEM Education for Equity and the Role of Education Research.” Read more

Annual Meeting Presidential Address and Major Lectures Are Not to Be Missed
AERA President Na’ilah Suad Nasir’s presidential address and major lectures by distinguished education research scholars at the 2022 Annual Meeting promise to be engaging and thought-provoking. Read more

Presidential Sessions to Engage Attendees on Pressing Topics in Education Research
Research-practice partnerships used to redesign equitable systems of education, collaborative efforts between researchers and leaders to strengthen community colleges, and equity in teacher preparation evaluation systems are some of the topics covered in the 2022 Annual Meeting presidential sessions. Read more

Recorded Trainings Available for Annual Meeting Online Platform
Three training sessions for the Annual Meeting virtual platform took place the week of March 21 for exhibitors, session presenters, and session chairs. Recordings of the three sessions are available to watch on demand. Read more

AERA Continues Its Ombuds Program at the 2022 Annual Meeting
AERA will continue its Ombuds Program as part of the 2022 Annual Meeting. The ombuds is a neutral, confidential, informal, and independent resource made available to hear persons’ concerns and assist them by identifying options and resources to address conflicts or issues. Read more

Reminder—Special Remote Access Requests Due April 1
As part of the special services and accessibility offerings for the 2022 Annual Meeting, AERA will provide remote access to in-person sessions in San Diego in extenuating circumstances. Read more

AERA Publications News

AERA to Release New Volume on Fairness in Educational and Psychological Testing
This April, AERA will release a new, groundbreaking volume, Fairness in Educational and Psychological Testing: Examining Theoretical, Research, Practice, and Policy Implications of the 2014 Standards, edited by Jessica L. Jonson and Kurt F. Geisinger. 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

AERA Joins Scientific Community in Urging for Support for Ukrainian Researchers and Families
On March 11, AERA joined more than 30 organizations on a letter to the White House, leaders of the Departments of State and Homeland Security, and congressional leaders urging action on immigration rules and research programs to aid Ukrainian students and researchers and their families. Read more

National Academies Release Report on the Future of Education Research at IES
On March 31, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “The Future of Education Research at IES: Advancing an Equity-Oriented Science.” Read more

Final FY 2022 Appropriations Include Increases for Education Research, Address Important Policy Issues
On March 16, President Biden signed the FY 2022 omnibus appropriations legislation into law, with six months of the fiscal year passed. Read more

National Academies Release Report on the Pragmatic Future for NAEP
On March 24, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “A Pragmatic Future for NAEP: Containing Costs and Updating Technologies,” a consensus report from a study commissioned by the Institute of Education Sciences to examine innovations for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Read more

President Biden Releases FY 2023 Budget Request
On March 28, President Biden released the administration’s budget proposal for FY 2023. The request comes shortly after the enactment of the FY 2022 appropriations legislation was signed earlier this month and therefore does not account for some of the program increases that were in the final omnibus package. Read more


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 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.

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

How I build relationships with students using instructional audio
eSchool News, March 30

Report suggests 'invisible tax' levied against Black male educators
K-12 Dive, March 25

Normandale rebrands program to train Black male teachers
Insight News, March 24

‘There are Systemic Barriers’: Black Engineer Sets Ambitious Goal to Graduate 10,000 Black Engineers by 2025
Yahoo! NewsMarch 23

American Educational Research Association Announces 2022 Fellows
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 1

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: Lori Diane Hill, Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager