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2006Research Conference | June 15–16

This conference highlighted the work of invited speakers, independent researchers who have received grant funds from the Institute of Education Sciences, and trainees supported through predoctoral training grants and postdoctoral fellowships. The presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Education or the Institute of Education Sciences.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
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Policy, Cognition and Student Learning, and Others

'Being Told' Conveys an Advantage Over "Exploring" When It Comes to Learning Experimental Design
Presenters: Mari Strand Cary, Carnegie Mellon University
David Klahr, Carnegie Mellon University

Charter Schools and Student Outcomes: Econometric Techniques for Valid Causal Inference
Presenters: Sally Sadoff, University of Chicago
Rachel Garrett, University of Chicago
Devon Haskell, University of Chicago
Ginger Stoker, University of Chicago

Child-Instruction Interactions in Early Reading: Examining Causal Effects of Individualized Instruction
Presenters: Carol McDonald Connor, Florida State University
Frederick J. Morrison, University of Michigan

Coping with the "Mile-Wide, Mile-Deep" Science Curricula—A Two-Pronged Strategy to Promote Depth of Inquiry and Breadth of Knowledge in Urban Science Education
Presenters: Junlei Li, Carnegie Mellon University
David Klahr, Carnegie Mellon University
Stephanie Siler, Carnegie Mellon University

Do Repeated Practice Tests Promote Student Learning of Text Material?
Presenters: Katherine Rawson, Kent State University
John Dunlosky, Kent State University
Mary Pyc, Kent State University

Efficacy and Outcomes of the Teaching SMART® Programming Elementary Science
Classrooms: Preliminary Findings in Year 1
Presenters: Kathryn M. Borman, University of South Florida
Reginald Lee, University of South Florida

Efficacy of Reading Apprenticeship Professional Development for High School History and Science Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Steve Schneider, WestEd
Thomas Hanson, WestEd

An Experimental Design Evaluation of Full-Day Kindergarten
Presenters: Jonathan Plucker, Indiana University
Patricia Muller, Indiana University

Guided Cognition of Unsupervised Learning: A New Approach to Designing Homework
Presenters: William B. Whitten II, Fordham University
Mitchell Rabinowitz, Fordham University

How Should We Organize Primary Schooling? Grade Span and Student Academic Performance
Presenters: Leanna Stiefel, New York University
Amy Ellen Schwartz, New York University
Ross Rubenstein, Syracuse University
Jeffrey Zabel, Tufts University

Improving the Teaching and Learning of Science through the CREDE Five Standards for Effective Pedagogy
Presenters: Trish Stoddart, University of California-Berkeley
Roland Tharp, University of California-Berkeley

Increasing Academic Achievement Among Gifted Underachievers
Presenters: Del Siegle, University of Connecticut
Sally M. Reis, University of Connecticut
D. Betsy McCoach, University of Connecticut

Integrated Software for Artificial Intelligence Tutoring and Assessment in Science
Presenters: Benny G. Johnson, Quantum Simulations, Inc.
Dale A. Holder, Quantum Simulations, Inc.

Merging Classroom and Laboratory Research Traditions: Knowledge Integration and Desirable Difficulties
Presenters: Marcia C. Linn, University of California-Berkeley
Nate Kornell, University of California-Los Angeles

Molecules and Minds: Optimizing Cognitive Load in Simulations for Science Education
Presenters: Jan Plass, New York University
Bruce Homer, New York University
Catherine Milne, New York University
Trace Jordan, New York University
Slava Kalyuga, New York University

National Center on School Choice
Presenters: Mark Berends, Vanderbilt University
Dale Ballou, Vanderbilt University

Optimizing Resistance to Forgetting
Presenter: Hal Pashler, University of California-San Diego

Performance Features of Students' Problem-Solving Strategies In Multimedia-Based Math Assessments
Presenters: Brian Bottge, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Enrique Rueda, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public School Choice and Student Outcomes: Choices, Preferences and Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in a School Choice Lottery
Presenter: Thomas Kane, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

A Randomized Experiment of Magnet Schools and Student Achievement
Presenters: Dale Ballou, Vanderbilt University
Ellen Goldring, Vanderbilt University

A Randomized Trial of Two Promising Interventions for Students with Attention Problems
Presenters: Desiree W. Murray, Duke University
David Rabiner, Duke University

Repeated Retrieval During Learning is the Key to Enhancing Later Retention
Presenters: Jeffrey Karpicke, Washington University at St. Louis
Henry Roediger, III, Washington University at St. Louis

Understanding Students' Mathematical Competencies: An Exploration of the Impact of Contextualizing Math Problems
Presenters: Linda Jarvin, Yale University
Nicole M. McNeil, Yale University
Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University