Division H – Research, Evaluation, & Assessment in Schools

2017 Annual Conference Division Poster

2017 Division H GSRC poster_FNL


Hello from Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools! Beth Adams is our current senior representative. She is a Ph.D. student at NC State University in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Beth’s research interests include quasi-experimental program evaluation and instrument validation. Her email address is beth.greive@gmail.com. Ross Anderson is our junior representative and incoming senior representative. He is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon in Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership. His research interests include growth trajectory of skills and dispositions, such as creativity, collaboration, persistence, self-efficacy, and engagement in school during the middle years. He can be reached at rossa@uoregon.edu.

Division H represents a collective of graduate students and professionals from a myriad of fields; policy (local, state, and federal educational programs), higher education, P-12, with an abundance of research and practical skillsets. At the graduate level, Division H encourages students wishing to follow a passionate career conducting research, evaluation, and assessment in schools, P-12, to take full advantage of resources shared by a diverse membership pool whom stem from a variety of fields. These members can be found frequenting events at our centennial meeting in April 2016.

Division Updates

Remember to search http://www.ARNIEdocs.info for over 2,000 publications by AERA Division H peers and other research, evaluation, and assessment pros. Contact Glynn Ligon at gligon@espsg.com to contribute your districts’ papers and publications, AERA papers, papers from other conferences, and other articles of interest to our members.

Upcoming Events

As the division representatives, we are looking forward to continuing the coffee mentorship program this year, where we pair graduate students with more experienced scholars based on their research interests. We also look forward to hosting a fireside chat highlighting successful university-school district partnerships (e.g., internships, graduate courses taught by faculty and district personnel where students explore district data) and the work that has resulted because of these reciprocal relationships. We also look forward to hosting a graduate student Division H poster session. In addition, we look forward to the Division H graduate student in-progress research round table session, where we share information about Division H with graduate students and experienced scholars provide feedback to students on their in-progress research.

Getting Involved

We have several campus liasons including David Marshall of Virginia Commonwealth University, Nicole Wang of Penn State University, and Kisong Kim of St. John’s University. The purpose of these liasons is to encourage others to get involved in Division H by joining our Facebook page or following us on Twitter. We also encourage students to apply to present at the in-progress research roundtable and/or engage in coffee mentorship.


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