Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates staff members recently participated in the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Conference, presenting on several topics including the findings from the company's Reading First Impact Study. The mission of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) is to advance and disseminate research on the causal effects of education interventions, practices, programs, and policies. The Society's second annual conference was held March 1st — 3rd, in Crystal City, Virginia.
Conference sessions covered methods and findings that help identify ways to produce demonstrable improvements in educational outcomes in the areas of:
A fifth section, research methodology, addressed how careful consideration of measurement, research design, and data analysis can help draw clear conclusions about the effects of educational interventions. Abt Associates presentations and papers can be accessed by following the links below.
Findings from the Reading First Impact Study
Beth C. Gamse, Megan Horst, Beth Boulay, and Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates
Reading First Implementation Evaluation
Beth C. Gamse, Abt Associates
Evaluating the Reading First Program: Juxtaposing Implementation and Impact Studies
Linda J. Caswell, Abt Associates
Understanding Finite Sample Bias from Instrumental Variables Analysis in Randomized Trials
Howard S. Bloom and Pei Zhu, MDRC, Fatih Unlu, Abt Associates, Inc.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.