Presentations Archive

2013

IESP at AEFP, March 14-16, 2013

Education Renewal and Reform…in the Face of Resource Constraints?
New Orleans, LA

The Impact of Mid-year Movers on Stable Students, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Emilyn Ruble Whitesell 

Do Charter Schools Ruin Local Public Schools in Poor Neighborhoods? The Impact of Charter Schools on NYC Public Schools, Sarah Cordes

Children Underwater: Effects of Negative Equity on Children's Educational Outcomes, Ashlyn Aiko Nelson, David Figlio, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Vicki Been

Top Dog/Bottom Dog: The Impact of Grade Span on Bullying, Safety, and Belonging, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Michah Rothbart

How Low-Achieving Students Fare in the NYC High School Choice Process, Lori Nathanson and Sean Corcoran

Pathways to the Elite: Application, Admission, and Matriculation to New York City's Specialized High Schools, Sean Corcoran and Christine Baker-Smith

The View from the Front of the Class? Using the Concerns-Based Adaption Model to Understand Science Teachers’ Use of New Instructional Tools, Susan Elgendy, James Short, and Meryle Weinstein

The Effect of Breakfast in the Classroom on Obesity and Academic Performance: Evidence from New York City, Sean Corcoran, Elizabeth Debraggio, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

 

2012

 IESP at APPAM, November 8-10, 2012

Policy Analysis and Public Management in an Age of Scarcity: The Challenges of Assessing Effectiveness and Efficiency
Baltimore, MD

Are Learning Environments Better at Small Schools? Jessica Boccardo, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Matt Wiswall

Housing and Childhood Obesity (poster presentation), Sarah Cordes and Amy Ellen Schwartz 

Are We Punishing Our Poorest Neighborhoods? Evaluating the Consequences of No Child Left Behind, Keren Horn and Amy Ellen Schwartz

Crime, Context, and Children's Academic Performance, Johanna Lacoe, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Pat Sharkey, and Ingrid Gould Ellen

The Impact of Summer Youth Employment On Academic Outcomes: Evidence From a Large-Scale Lottery, Jacob Leos-Urbel 

Moving Matters: The Causal Effect of School Mobility On Student Performance, Leanna Stiefel and Amy Ellen Schwartz

IESP at APPAM International Education Conference, October 3-5, 2012

Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World
Rome, Italy

The Impact of High School Choice on Mediators of Student Success, Sean Corcoran, Lori Nathanson, and Jim Kemple

Moving Matters: The Causal Effect of School Mobility On Student Performance, Leanna Stiefel and Amy Ellen Schwartz

Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The Impact of Urban Advantage, Meryle Weinstein, Emilyn Ruble Whitesell, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

At the Center for American Progress, September 19, 2012

Stealth Inequities: How Local Tax Systems & State Aid Formulas Undermine Educational Equality in U.S. States, Sean P. Corcoran (with Bruce Baker). Watch the presentation here.

At the NYSAIS Institutional Advancement Conference, June 18, 2012

Economics, Public Policy, and Independent Schools, Amy Ellen Schwartz

At the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools Conference, June 10-12, 2012

Does Small High School Reform Lift Urban Districts? Evidence from NYC, Elizabeth Debraggio co-authored with Leanna Stiefel, Matthew Wiswall, and Amy Ellen Schwartz. Watch the presentation here.

At the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to the UA Denver Research and Evaluation Advisory Board, April 4, 2012

Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The Impact of Urban Advantage, Meryle Weinstein co-authored with Amy Ellen Schwartz and Emilyn Ruble Whitesell

At the Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast, April 2012

Sean Corcoran was invited as a guest speaker at the Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast in April. He presented “Teacher Quality, Teacher Evaluation, and “Value-Added.” Watch the presentation here.

 

2011

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's policy summit "Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality", June 9-10, 2011

Does Losing Your Home Mean Losing Your School? Effects of Foreclosure on Student Mobility of Children, Leanna Stiefel

At the New York University's "A Symposium on Refugee Youth: The Relationship of Education to Health", April 29th

Immigrants, Migrants, and Public Schools: Evidence from NYC, Amy Ellen Schwartz

At the New School panel entitled "High Stakes Decisions: How NYC’s Students Have Fared Under High School Choice", April 20, 2011

How NYC’s Students Have Fared Under High School Choice, Sean P. Corcoran
Watch the presentation here

At the Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, March 24-26, 2011

Merit Aid Programs, Incentives and Student Mobility: Joydeep Roy and Rajashri Chakrabarti

The Dynamics of Teacher Quality: Matthew Wiswall

Science Learning Outside of School: Preliminary Findings from the Evaluation of Urban Advantage: Meryle Weinstein and Elizabeth Debraggio

Accountability and Within-School Teacher Sorting in North Carolina: Erin F. Cocke, Jessica Boccardo and Sean Corcoran

How do Boys and Girls do it? New Evidence on the Gender Gay from New York City Public Schools: Charles Parekh

Just (not) showing up? The role of STEM high schools in closing the gender gap in STEM education: Matt Wiswall, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Jessica Boccardo

Do Small Schools Improve Student Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Leanna Stiefel, Matthew Wiswall, Amy Ellen Schwartz

School District Pension Bond Issuance and the Influence on Spending Behavior: Thad Calabrese and Todd Ely

The Intended and Unintended Consequences of No Child Left Behind: Rajashri Chakrabarti

The Educational Experiences and Outcomes of Undocumented College Students: Colin Chellman

Impact of Accountability on Teacher Distribution and Assignment in Low-Performing High Schools: Patrice Iatarola, Niu Gao

Indirect Aid for Uncertain Times: State Credit Enhancement Programs for School Districts: Todd Ely

Examining the Say Yes to Education Programs' Initial Impacts on Family Choices and Economic Development in Syracuse: Ross Rubenstein, Robert Bifulco

Teacher Effectiveness of High- and Low-Stakes Tests: Sean Corcoran, Jennifer Jennings, Andrew Beveridge

At-Risk At College: Differing Paths to Success for Disadvantaged Students in Higher Education: Colin Chellman, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, David Crook

Examining the Say Yes to Education Programs' Initial Impacts on Family Choices and Economic Development in Syracuse: Ross Rubenstein, Robert Bifulco

Does Lunch Money Matter? The Impact of Changing Prices on Students' School Meal Participation and Academic Outcomes: Jacob Leos-Urbel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Meryle Weinstein, Sean Corcoran

At the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. March 3-5, 2011.

Accountability and Teacher Practice: Investigating the Impact of a New State Test and the Timing of State Test Adoption on Teacher Time Use
Erin F. Cocke, Jack Buckley & Marc A. Scott 

At the City College of New York Immigration and Education Conference, March 19, 2011

The Impact of Immigration on New York City Public Schools
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Elizabeth Debraggio

On January 19, 2011, Sean Corcoran presented at the Educational Testing Services symposium entitled "Standardized Tests and Teacher Accountability: The Research".  

 

2010

At the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Annual ConferenceNovember 2010

The Effects of Housing Instability on Educational Access and Outcomes
Vicki Been, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Ingrid Gould Ellen 

At-Risk-At-College: Identification, Persistence and Success
Colin Chellman, David Crook, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel

The Impact of Price on the Provision of School Meals
Jacob Leos-Urbel, Sean Corcoran, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Meryle Weinstein

At the National Center for Education Statistics Annual Data Conference, July 30, 2010:

School Food, School Performance, and the Price of School Food
Jacob Leos-Urbel, Meryle Weinstein 

At the Institute for Education Sciences Annual Research Conference, June 28, 2010:

The Impacts of School Meal Pricing Policy on Meals Served and on Academic Achievement (poster presentation)
Jacob Leos-Urbel, Meryle Weinstein, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

The Impact of State Testing on Teacher Time Use (poster presentation) Erin F. Cocke, Jack Buckley and Marc Scott

Why Do (Don't) Girls Choose Science? The Determinants of Attendance in Science High Schools in New York City (poster presentation)
Jessica Boccardo, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel and Matt Wiswall
Do Small Schools Improve Student Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Evidence from New York City (poster presentation)
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Matt Wiswall, Jessica Bocarrdo, and Jennifer Sallman

At the 35th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA), March 18-20, 2010:

The Collateral Costs of the Mortgage Crisis: How do Foreclosures Affect Children's School Mobility and Performance?, Leanna Stiefel, presenter (Meryle Weinstein, co-author)

Changing Finances, Changing Inputs, Changing Outcomes, Leanna Stiefel, discussant
 
College Cost,
Dylan Conger, discussant

Does NCLB Lead Schools to Focus on Marginal Students? Evidence From Wisconsin, Rajashri Chakrabarti, presenter

Effect of Constraints on Tiebout Competition: Evidence from some School Finance Reforms in the U.S., Rajashri Chakrabarti, presenter

Equity, Adequacy, and Measurement of School Facilities, Todd Ely, presenter

Expensive Colleges, Poor Students: Who Goes to a Private Two-Year College?, Dylan Conger, presenter

Exploring the Distribution and Assignment of Secondary School Teachers, Patrice Iatarola, presenter

Immigrants and Inequality in Public Schools, Amy Ellen Schwartz, presenter (Leanna Stiefel, co-author)

NCLB and Student Outcomes: Some of the Unexpected Routes to the Goal, Amy Ellen Schwartz, chair and discussant

School Leadership: How principal training impacts student achievement, Meryle Weinstein, Chair

The New York City Aspiring Principals Program: A School-Level Evaluation, Sean Corcoran, presenter

Student Testing, Patrice Iatarola, discussant

The Intradistrict Distribution of College Preparatory Coursework in New York City, Colin Chellman, presenter

The Impact of State Testing on Teacher Time Use, Erin Cocke, presenter

Using Test Performance Data, Jeff Zabel, discussant

The Teacher Workforce, Sean Corcoran, chair and discussant

At the National Education Association Alternatice Compensation summit, January 7-8, 2010 

Performance-Based Pay and Value-Added Assessment: What We Know...And Don't
Sean Corcoran

2009

The Economic Policy Institute Series on Alternative Teacher Compensation Systems: An Overview

Sean Corcoran

Staff Education Research Staff Association/National Associaton of Professional Bargainers conference
Portland, OR
December 1-3, 2009

Advancing Rigor and Quality of Education Cost Analysis in the United States
Sean Corcoran

Ford Foundation New York, NY
November 20, 2009

Educational Funding Mechanisms and Student Outcomes
Sean Corcoran 

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Washington, D.C.
Novemeber 5, 2009

The NYC Aspiring Principal's Program: A School-level Evaluation
Sean Corcoran

Metropolitan Council for Educaional Administration Program (MCEAP)
Bank Street College New York, NY
October 30, 2009  

The Gender Gap in Charter School Attendance
Sean Corcoran

Click here for a video of the presentation.

National Center on School Choice
2009 Annual Conference
October 27, 2009

New Leaders, New Schools: A study of principal turnover and academic achievement at new high schools in New York City 
Meryle Weinstein, Robin Jacobowitz, Todd Ely, Kate Landon and Amy Ellen Schwartz

 Education Finance Research Consortium
 Presented by Meryle Weinstein
 October 23, 2009

The New York City Aspiring Principals Program: A School-Level Evaluation
Sean Corcoran, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Meryle Weinstein

 Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation
 National Evaluation Institute
 Presented by Meryle Weinstein
 October 9, 2009
 Louisville, KY

 The Impact of Title I Funding on School Spending and Student Achievement
 Meryle Weinstein, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Luis Chalico

  International Atlantic Economic Society
  Presented by Leanna Stiefel
  October 8, 2009
Boston, MA

The Impact of Title I Funding on School Spending and Student Achievement
Meryle Weinstein, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Luis Chalico

Presented at the following conferences:

NCES Summer Data Conference
School Finance Track
Presented by Meryle Weinstein
July 30, 2009
Washington, DC

21st Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
Presented by Leanna Stiefel
September 24, 2009
Washington, DC 

Immigrants and Inequality in Public Schools
Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel

Brookings Russell Sage Prepared for Project on Social Inequality and Educational Disadvantage
Presented by Amy Ellen Schwartz
September 24, 2009
Washington, DC 

How Students Living in NYC Public Housing Fare in School

On May 27, more than 45 private funders attended "Quality Youth Services in Public Housing Community Centers" at the Philanthropy New York offices. This joint presentation with the New York City Youth Funders Network, the Independence Community Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and the New York Life Foundation featured a presentation on "How Students Living in NYC Public Housing Fare in School" by Dr. Amy Ellen Schwartz of IESP.

For more information on this event, click here.

2009 American Education Finance Association Annual Conference (AEFA)

The Institute for Education and Social Policy recently presented at the American Education Finance Association Annual Conference, held in Nashville from March 19- 21, 2009. Presentations included the following: 

Testing the Convergence Hypothesis in Immigrant Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Analysis (Poster Session), Costanza Biavaschi, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Leanna Stiefel  

Effects of School Characteristics on Performance Differential between Foreign and Native-Born High School Students: Lessons from New York City, Luis Chalico

Alternative Equity Reforms in School Finance, Sean Corcoran, Discussant   

Urban School Decentralization and 'Weighted Student Funding, Sean P. Corcoran, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Leanna Stiefel  

Determinants of School Capital SpendingTodd L. Ely  

The Views of AEFA Members on Issues in Education Finance and Policy, Anne Katherine Rotenberg and Leanna Stiefel 

Public Housing and Public Schools:  How Do Students Living in New York City Public Housing Fare in School?, Brian McCabe and Amy Ellen Schwartz  

Quality Counts: Education Week's Annual Investigation of Education Policy and FinanceLeanna Stiefel  

 

2009 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA)

The Institute for Education and Social Policy recently presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, held in San Diego from April 13 - 17, 2009. Presentations included the following: 

Charter Schools and the Gender Gap, Jennifer L. Jennings, Sean P. Corcoran, and Julie Simon Thomas

Opening Democratic Teacher Forums: Small Schools, Graduate Schools, and Alternative Certification Programs, Leslie Santee Siskin

New Frontiers in School Trust ResearchLeslie Santee Siskin, Discussant

Mandating Autonomy: Inside the New Decentralization in New York City Public Schools, Joseph P. McDonald and Leslie Santee Siskin


2008

2008 Institute for Globalization & Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS) Seminar Series 

"Do Immigrants Differ from Migrants? Disentangling the Impact of Mobility on High School Completion and Performance", Amy Ellen Schwartz, IESP

 

2008 Food for Thought: Language and Literacy Series at NYU                                

"Evaluation of the Cornerstone National Literacy Iniatiative", Christine Donis-Keller, IESP 

 

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

"New Approaches for Analyzing Two Key and Related Issues in Faculty Salaries: Compression and Merit", Sharon L. Weinberg, Research Affiliate, IESP 
 
"What I Have Learned About Education in NYC", Leanna Stiefel, IESP 
 
"Why Do Some Teachers Resist Merity Pay? Evidence from Minnesota's  Q Comp Program", Matthew Wiswall, Research Affiliate, IESP 
 
"How Much Time Do English Language Learners Need to Acquire Proficiency?"
Dylan Conger, George Washington University and Research Fellow, IESP 
 
"High School Size, Costs, and Student Performance", Amy Ellen Schwartz, IESP 
 
"Impact and Effectiveness of Alternative Routes and Career Paths of Teachers",  Matthew Wiswall, Research Affiliate, IESP 
 
"Placing Out-of-School Time in Context: Geography and the Public and Nonprofit Provision of OST Programs in New York City", Meryle Weinstein, IESP 
 
"The Impact of State Education Accountability Reform on the Distribution of State Aid", Colin Chellman, IESP 
 
"No Choice but to Choose: Examining Choice Processes and the Small Schools" Sarah Butler Jessen, IESP 
 
"Conflict, Turbulence, and Polarization: The Politics of District-Level Reform", Patrice Iatarola, Florida State University and Research Fellow, IESP 
 
"Monitoring Faculty Diversity: The Need for a More Granular Approach"?, Sharon  L. Weinberg, Research Affiliate
 
"The Effect of High Schools on Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Course-Taking"?Dylan Conger, George Washington University and Research Fellow, IESP & Patrice Iatorola, Florida State University and Research Fellow, IESP
 
"The 'S' Factor: How Researchers, Methodologists, and Measurement Scholars Build Capacity With a Foundation of Service",?Leanna Stiefel, IESP
 
"Racial Segregation in Multiethnic Schools: Adding Immigrants to the Analysis"?Ingrid Gould Ellen, Research Affiliate, IESP
 
"When do Voters Choose School Choice? An Empirical Analysis of the Washington State Charter School Referenda"?Sean P.Corcoran, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU& Research Affiliate, IESP

 

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) 

"What Goes Into the Recipe for Success? Results of a Study of New Jersey's High Performing Districts", Michele Deegan, Muhlenberg College & IESP Fellow, Leanna Stiefel, IESP, Colin Chellman, IESP
 
"School Configuration and Test Score Performance of Sixth Grade Students in New York City Public High Schools", Charles Parekh, IESP, Amy Ellen Schwartz, IESP, Leanna Stiefel, IESP
 
"Can Reorganizing K-8 Education Improve Academic Performance? The Impact of Grade Span on Student Achievement", Ross Rubenstein, Syracuse University andResearch Fellow, IESP, Leanna Stiefel, IESP, Amy Ellen Schwartz, IESP
 
"Does Race Have An Impact on State Education Finance? Evidence from the United States in the 1990s", Colin Chellman, IESP
 
"Which Schools Matter? Disentangling the Impact of Zoned Schools and Choice Schools on House Prices in New York City", Ioan Voicu, Furman Center, NYU, Amy Ellen Schwartz, IESP
 
"Determinants of High School Course Offerings: Evidence from Florida", Patrice Iatorola, Florida State University and Research Fellow, IESP, Dylan Conger, George Washington University and Research Fellow, IESP, Mark C. Long, University of Washington
 
"Do Immigrants Differ from Migrants?  Disentangling the Impact of Mobility on High School Completion and Performance", Dylan Conger, George Washington University and Research Fellow, IESP, Amy Ellen Schwartz, IESP, Leanna Stiefel, IESP
 
"Volunteering for Merit Pay? Evidence from Minnesota's Q Comp Program", Matthew Wiswall, Research Affiliate, IESP, Carl Nadler, NYU 
 
"Who Supports School Choice? Evidence from the Washington Charter School Referenda", Sean Corcoran, Research Affiliate IESP, NYU, Christiana Stoddard, Montana State University
 
"Determinants of OST Location: Do They Locate Near Public Schools with At-Risk Populations?", Meryle Weinstein, IESP

 

2007

Friday, October 5, 2007
Research Partnership for NYC Schools Conference

CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall

"Why Do some Schools Get More and Others Less? An Examination of School-Level Funding in New York City"
Ross Rubenstein, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Leanna Stiefel

Friday, October 19, 2007, 9am-1pm
The Education Finance Research Consortium and The New York State Board of Regents
Three Reports on the Condition of New York Schools--Public Forum

The State Museum Theater, Albany, NY

"Student Mobility Among New York City Elementary and Middle School Students: Types of Mobility and Relationships to Performance"
Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel

October 22-23, 2007, 8am-3pm
"Issues in Education for School Age Children on the Autism Spectrum"
AHA 17th Annual Fall Conference
Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Holbrook, NY

Tuesday, 10/23
"How the New York City Public School System
is responding to the needs of higher functioning children on the autism spectrum"
Dorothy Siegel

November 10 , 2007, 8:45am
"What Else Shapes Public Policy Analysis and Management?"
29th Annual APPAM Research Conference

Washington Marriott Hotel and Embassy Suites Hotel, Washington, DC

"Who's Failing Whom? Recent Immigrants and Urban High Schools"
Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Dylan Conger (GWU)

November 14 , 2007
Citywide Council on High Schools

"Immigrants, Race and the High School Graduation Gap"
Amy Ellen Schwartz

November 20, 2007, 10am
Southern Economic Association - 77th Annual Meetings
New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA

"Who Supports School Choice: An Empirical Analysis of the Washington Charter School Referenda"
Sean P. Corcoran and Christiana Stoddard (Montana)
Thomas A. Husted, Discussant

November 28, 2007, 9:45am-12pm
Center for New York City Affairs
Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York, NY

"From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Developmental Disabilities Watch Forum"
Dorothy Siegel, Speaker

December 6, 2007, 5:00pm
The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy
Rudin Forum, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

Critical forum on Mitchell Stevens'
"Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites"

Respondents: Dalton Conley, University Professor of the Social Sciences, NYU; Mitchell Duneier, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University; Judith Stacey, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology, NYU Moderator: Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology, NYU

December 19, 2007
District 2 Community Education Council
333 7th Ave, 7th Floor Conference Room
"Weighted Student Funding and NYC"
Amy Ellen Schwartz