REL West at AERA & NCME 2016


April 2016

REL West staff will present, chair, or serve as discussant for many sessions during the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April 8-12, in Washington, DC. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research.

The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) meets annually in conjunction with AERA. The theme this year is “Foundations and Frontiers: Advancing Education Measurement for Research, Policy, and Practice.”

Add REL West’s sessions to your calendar and visit us at booths 408 & 410 in the exhibition hall to learn more about our resources, research, and services.

If you would like copies of presenters’ PowerPoint presentations, please contact the REL West Director of Public Outreach, Barbara McKenna, at

Friday, April 8

Session: Roundtable 11

Time & Location: 4:05-5:35pm; Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D, Section A

Presentation: The Impacts of the Elevate Math Summer Program on Math Learning: Karina Jaquet, Chun-Wei (Kevin) Huang, Neal Finkelstein, Jason Snipes

Related REL West Report

Saturday, April 9

NCME Session: Perspectives on Validation

Time & Location: 10:35am-12:05pm; Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC, Meeting Room 4

Presentation: Communicating Psychometric Research to Policymakers: Andrea Lash, Mary Peterson, WestEd; Jason Hayes, Washoe County School District

Monday, April 11

Session: Poster Session 12

Time & Location: 2:15-3:45pm; Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D

Presentation: Exploring the Variation in Student Learning Objectives in Arizona and Utah Pilot Implementations: Reino Makkonen, Jaclyn Tejwani

Presentation Materials

Related REL West Report

Session: Strengthening the Validity and Utility of Home Language Surveys to Identify Potential English Learners

Time & Location: 4:05-5:35pm; Convention Center, Level One, Room 147A

Presentation: Improving Home Language Surveys: Using Parent Input to Refine the Measurement of Constructs: Eric Haas, Robert Linquanti

Presentation: Developing a More Accurate Home Language Survey for Initial English Learner Classification: California's Pilot Study: Eric Haas, Robert Linquanti

Related REL West Report

Tuesday, April 12

Session: Connecting Research and Practice: Regional Educational Laboratory Partnerships to Improve Data Use in Education

Time & Location: 8:15-9:45am; Convention Center, Level One, Room 101

Presentation: Using Data to Foster School Climate Improvement: Rebeca Cerna

Presentation Materials

Session: Beyond the Homogenous English Learner Classification: New Progress Analyses Using New, Multiple English Learner Subgroups

Time & Location: 10:35am-12:05pm; Convention Center, Level One, Room 147A

Presentation: A Longitudinal Study of the Progress of English Learners in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah: Eric Haas, Min Huang, Loan Tran

Arizona Report

Nevada Report

Utah Report

Presentation: Four-Year High School Graduation Rate of Students in Arizona by English Learner Status: Min Huang, Eric Haas, Niufeng Zhu

Other Resources

REL West Overview

English Learner Students with Disabilities Fact Sheet