Educational Statisticians

Message from the EdStats SIG Chair

Hello Educational Statisticians (EdStats) SIG members!

It's feeling like fall where I live, and that means we are in the midst of planning the 2024 Annual Meeting.  Last year we had three sessions (plus virtual papers) and accepted many of the strong proposals that were submitted. 

However, this year while the SIG had many submissions, the rest of AERA added more submissions than we did -- for a total of 10,869 proposals! Sadly, that we lost a session as they are allocated in proportion to the proposal counts. Nonetheless we will have a strong program and I urge you to attend AND to recruit more members to submit to the SIG so next year we can win back our third session!

As was true last year, the SIG will sponsor the Best Graduate Student Paper Award for papers with first or sole authors who are EdStats SIG studentmembers. That is a great reason for students to join the SIG via the AERA SIG memberships page!

Last, I am planning some exciting virtual sessions on "Careers in quant" following last year's great business meeting. Join up to hear all about them!   

Best regards,

Betsy Becker, Chair, Educational Statisticians SIG

Emeritus Professor of Measurement and Statistics

Florida State University