Proseminar Series 2015-2016

The Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program is an interdisciplinary fellowship program designed to train students of diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences. In addition to funding doctoral students from the six affiliated departments across NYU (Steinhardt/Applied Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities, and the Institute for Education and Social Policy; GSAS/Economics and Sociology; and the Wagner School of Public Service) the program includes a proseminar series. The series brings together presentations by both NYU and external experts who will help to introduce, reintroduce, and consolidate students' advanced understanding of the concepts of internal, external, construct, and statistical validity.

The proseminars are held on Mondays from 12:00-1:20PM, followed by a 25 minute didactic session for IES-PIRT fellows only, during the academic year.

Fall 2015

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

9/14

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

9/21

Florencia Torche

Associate Professor
New York University
Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Unequal Trajectories: Prenatal Stress, Stratification, and Children’s Outcomes”

Abstract

9/28

Discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/5

Student Presentations:
Agustina Laurito, Michah Rothbart, Joseph Mullins

PIRT Fellows
New York University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

TUES
10/13

CANCELLED  

N/A

10/19

Student Presentations:
Kate Schwartz, Peter Rich

PIRT Fellows
New York University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/26

Jill Constantine Mathematica Policy Research Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title:“Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Impacts of Pay-for-Performance after Two Years”

Abstract

11/2

Discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/9

Student Presentations:
Rachel McKinnon, Sarah Kabay

PIRT Fellows
New York University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/16

Thomas Kane
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Professor
Harvard University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Using Changes in Teacher Assignments to Validate Value-Added Measures: Evidence from Los Angeles”

Abstract

11/23

Joshua Brown

Associate Professor
Fordham University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Approaches to Promoting Elementary School Educators’ Social and Emotional Competencies, Well-Being, and Capacity for Improving Students’ Social and Emotional Learning and Academic Performance”

Abstract

11/30

Student Presentations:
Andrew Ribner, Kristin Black

PIRT Fellows
New York University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

12/7

Joseph Robinson-Cimpian Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Effects of test-based policies for reclassifying English Learners”

Abstract

12/14

Course Conclusion 
(Instructors and fellows only)
  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Spring 2016

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

1/25

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/1

Diane Schanzenbach

Northwestern University & The Hamilton Project Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement”

Abstract

2/8

Instructors and fellows only

 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/22

Matt Chingos

Urban Institute

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Are Students Learning More? Evidence from NAEP”

Abstract

2/29

Jason Rarick & Menbere Shiferaw PIRT fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/7

PIRT Alumni Panel

 

Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

3/21

Paul von Hippel University of Texas at Austin Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Do Test Score Gaps Grow Before, During, or Between the School Years? Measurement Artifacts and What We Can Know In Spite of Them”

Abstract

3/28

Jane Waldfogel

Columbia University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: Too Many Children Left Behind

Abstract

4/4

Travis Cramer & Bryant Hopkins

PIRT fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/11

Sarah Cohodes

Teachers College

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Can Successful Schools Replicate? Evidence from Boston's Charter Sector"

Abstract

4/18

Parham Horn & Sophia Hwang

PIRT fellows 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/25

Andrew Ribner & Gerard Torrats-Espinosa

PIRT fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

5/2

Julia Burdick-Will Johns Hopkins University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Neighborhood Violence, Peer-Effects, and Academic Achievement"

Abstract

5/9

Course Conclusion 
(Instructors and fellows only
  Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

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