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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

Developmentally-based Assessment of School Climate: An Alternative Conceptualization of Teacher Ratings
Presenters: Maria D. LaRusso, New York University
Joshua L. Brown, New York University
Stephanie M. Jones, Fordham University
J. Lawrence Aber, New York University

Dynamically Modifying the Learning Trajectories of Novices with Pedagogical Agents
Presenters: Carole R. Beal, University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute
Ronald Stevens, University of California-Los Angeles

An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Instructional Consultation Teams
Presenters: Sylvia Rosenfield, University of Maryland-College Park
Gary D. Gottfredson, University of Maryland-College Park
Todd Gravois, University of Maryland-College Park

First Year Results of a Randomized Trial of a New School Principal Performance Evaluation System
Presenters: Steven Kimball, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anthony Milanowski, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Inspiring Inquiry: Preparing Rural Teachers to Use Inquiry-based Instruction in Middle-level Science
Presenters: Roger Bruning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ron Bonnstetter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Beth Doll, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Christy Horn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Impact of Children's Exposure to Violence on Achievement and IQ
Presenters: Virginia Delaney-Black, Wayne State University
Elizabeth Barton, Wayne State University
Lisa Chiodo, Wayne State University
Hilary Ratner, Wayne State University
Cheryl Somers, Wayne State University
Jina Yoon, Wayne State University
James Janisse, Wayne State University

The Measurement of School Leadership Practice and Competence
Presenters: Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania
James Spillane, Northwestern University
Ellen Goldring, Vanderbilt University

Metacomprehension and Learning from Science Text
Presenters: Keith Thiede, University of Illinois-Chicago
Jennifer Wiley, University of Illinois-Chicago
Thomas Griffin, University of Illinois-Chicago

Motivational Patterns of Middle-school African American Students in Low-SES Urban Schools
Presenters: Stephanie Siler, Carnegie Mellon University
Junlei Li, Carnegie Mellon University
David Klahr, Carnegie Mellon University

Scientific Misconceptions and Learned Inattention: Blocking and Cue Salience
Presenters: Andrew F. Heckler, Ohio State University
Vladimir M. Sloutsky, Ohio State University

Universal Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Elementary Students to Reduce Disruptive/Aggressive Behavior: Preliminary Findings and Future Research
Presenters: Stephen Smith, University of Florida
Ann Daunic, University of Florida

Using Implementation Models to Design Measures of Program Implementation and Instructional Practice in a Study of the Efficacy of Three Professional Development Approaches
Presenter: William Penuel, Center for Technology and Learning, SRI International

Utah's Improving Teacher Quality Initiative—First Year of Reform Efforts
Presenters: Carla Johnson, University of Toledo
Sherry Marx, Utah State University

Why do Self-Theories of Intelligence Influence Learning Success Under Challenge? A Social-Cognitive-Neuroscience Model of Achievement Motivation
Presenters: J. A. Mangels, Columbia University
C. S. Dweck, Stanford University
C. D. Good, Barnard College
J. Lamb, Columbia University

Writing Intensive Reading Comprehension, Year 2: Developing Measures for Interpreting What the WIRC Data Tell Us About Reading-Writing Connections
Presenters: Jim Collins, University at Buffalo
Timothy Madigan, University at Buffalo
Jeff Fox, University at Buffalo