Faculty and doctoral students presented at the 40th Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) in Washington, D.C., November 8-10. The 2018 conference theme, Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement, emphasized "improving programs and policies by generating and engaging with evidence throughout the policy analysis and management process."
Click on the titles below, presented alphabetically, to access the presentation abstracts.
Did the Frequency of Early Elementary Classroom Arts Instruction Decrease during the No Child Left Behind Era? If so, for Whom? (Panel Paper)
Authors: Taylor V. Gara, Liane Brouillette, George Farkas
Elusive Longer-Run Impacts of Head Start: Replications and Extensions (Panel Paper)
Authors: Remy J. C. Pages, Greg J. Duncan, Drew H. Bailey
Even Controlling for Large Selection Effects, There are Academic Benefits from Art Elective Courses in Middle-School for Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Youth (Panel Paper)
Authors: Adam Winsler & Alenamae Alegrado (George Mason University), Taylor V. Gara
A Reanalysis of the Impacts of the Tennessee Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (Panel Paper)
Authors: Tyler W. Watts (New York University), Greg J. Duncan, Mariela Rivas
The Returns of an Additional Year of Schooling: The Case of State-Mandated Kindergarten (Panel Paper)
Authors: Jade Jenkins, Maria Rosales Rueda (Princeton University)
The Role of Non-Cognitive Variables in Identifying Community College Students in Need of Targeted Supports (Panel Paper)
Authors: Gabe Avakian Orona, Rachel Baker, Loris Fagioli (Irvine Valley College)
Tenure Track for Teaching-Oriented Faculty: Faculty Characteristics, Growth, and Impacts on Undergraduate Learning Outcomes (Poster Paper)
Authors: Sabrina M. Solanki, Di Xu
Sabrina Solanki also is serving as chair for the panel Servicing the Pipeline: Identifying and Understanding the Role of Appropriately Targeting Supports and Policies to Help Students to and through Post-Secondary Success.