Presentations

REPRESENTATIVE ERC PRESENTATIONS

Conference Presentations (national)

Conference Presentations (regional and state)

Presentations (invited)

2015

2015

2015

2014 2014 2014
2013 2013 2012
2012 2012 2011
2011 2011 2010
2010 2010 2009
2009 2009 2008
2008 2008 2007
2007 2007  

 

Conference Presentations (national)

2015

Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Rollins, K. B., Widdison, Y. C., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2015, April).  Exploring the Effectiveness of Summer Book Clubs to Improve Children’s Reading Motivation Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Rollins, K. B., Widdison, Y. C., Barahona, E., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2015, April).  Investigating a One-on-One Tutoring Program’s Impact on Struggling Readers’ Attitudes About Reading and School Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Padrón, Y. N., Barahona, E., Rollins, K. B., Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Widdison, Y. C., & Waxman, H. C. (2015, April).  Evaluating a Community-Based Parent Involvement Program for Hispanic Parents.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Rollins, K. B., Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Waxman, H. C., Padrón, Y. N., Boriack, A. W., Callander, N., & Alford, B. L. (2015, April). Evaluating the education initiative of an urban city community collaborative. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2015, April). Evaluating the effectiveness of a statewide professional development collaborative for teacher educators on the implementation of college and career readiness standards. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

Wright, K. B., Kandel-Cisco, B., Hodges, T. S., Boriack, A. W., Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2015, April). Developing and Assessing Student Collaboration in K-12 Students: A Best Evidence Synthesis.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Weber, N. D. (2015, April). Examining technology integration in secondary schools through systematic classroom observations. To be presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Weber, N. D., Waxman, H.C., Rollins, K.B., Brown, D.B., & Kelly, L.J. (2015, April). Changes in first-year intern teachers’ self-efficacy and confidence in teaching. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Weber, N. D., Hodges, T.S., & Waxman, H.C. (2015, April). Examining pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy and perceived commitment to the teaching field. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Etchells, M. J. (2015, April). Qualitative reflections on formal and informal learning experiences of international students at a large international school in the Middle East from 1985-2013. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History. Chicago, IL.

Weber, N. D., & Waxman, H. C. (2015, March). Changes in first-year teachers’ self-efficacy and confidence for integrating technology into classroom instruction. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

Weber N. D., & Waxman, H.C. (2015, March). The impact of classroom technology availability on novice teacher and student use. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

Stillisano, J. R., Wright, K. B., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2015, February). Using qualitative methods to examine a secondary/postsecondary program to enhance academic readiness for college. Paper presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

 

2014

Rollins, K. B., Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Alford, B. L., & Waxman, H. C. (2014, November). Approaches to and Lessons Learned from an Evaluation of a Professional Development Curriculum within an Early Childhood Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX.

Rollins, K. B., Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Waxman, H. C., Padrón, Y. N., Callander, N., Boriack, A. W., & Alford, B. L. (2014, October). Investigating the Challenges and Uses of School Outcome Data From a City-Wide Community Collaborative. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2014, April). The use of systematic classroom observation to evaluate professional development needs in Qatar Independent Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B., & Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E. (2014, April). Using classroom observation to explore the effectiveness of a one-on-one tutoring program for struggling readers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Waxman, H. C., Stillisano, J. R., Smith, D. L., & Kelly, L. J. (2014, April). Examining the effectiveness of a teacher education model designed to prepare preservice teachers to assist secondary students to become college and career ready. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., & Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E. (2014, April). Using classroom observations to examine classroom instruction for ELLs in elementary school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Waxman, H. C., Boriack, A. W., Rivera, H. H., Evans, R. T., Rollins, K. B., & Alford, B. L. (2014, April). Development of an instrument to measure flourishing learning environments in rural school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Waxman, H., Boriack, A., Rivera, H., Evans, R., & Rollins, K. (2014). Development of an instrument to measure flourishing learning environments in rural school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Weber, N. D. (2014, April). Evaluating Novice Teachers Through the Use of Multiple Observation Instruments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2014, February).  Evaluating the Implementation of a Statewide College and Career Readiness Initiative. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, St. Louis, MO.  

Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., Alford, B. L., & Rollins, K. B. (2014, February).  Program-Related Differences among Student Perceptions of Teacher Preparation Programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, St. Louis, MO.  

Rollins, K. B., Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Waxman, H. C., Padrón, Y. N. (2014, February). Case Studies of Summer Collaborative Youth Programs Focusing on Summer Learning Loss. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV.

Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2014, February). Examining Dual Language and ESL Teachers’ Knowledge, Professional Development, and Perceptions of Second Language Programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), San Diego, CA.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., & Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E. (2014, February). Beyond Value-Added Assessments: Alternative Methods for Evaluating Teachers and Improving Student Learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), San Diego, CA.

Rivera, H., Sanchez, E., Cepeda, E., & Morales, G. (2014, February). Foundations for Effective Educational Programs: Meeting the Needs of ELL immigrants, refugees, and newcomers in the schooling process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, San Diego, California.

 

2013

Stillisano, J. R., Wright, K. B., Brown, D. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2013, October). Evaluating a secondary/postsecondary partnership program to increase college readiness. American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington, DC.  

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., & Wright, K. B. (2013, October). A meta-evaluation of statewide programs designed to improve college access and readiness. American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington, DC.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B., & Alford, B. L. (2013, June). Using Case Study Methodology to Examine Practices in Exemplary College Access Centers. Paper presented at the annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville, OH.

Boriack, A. W., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2013, April). Examining changes in rural teachers' acquisition of knowledge to implement technology in their classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., Boriack, A. W., Taylor, L. L., Stillisano, J. R., & Padrón, Y. N. (2013, April). School-level learning environment differences between effective/efficient and ineffective/inefficient urban middle schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2013, April). Classroom instructional differences in effective and less-effective middle schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B, & Alford, B. A. (2013, April). Examining the effectiveness of college access centers in eight urban Texas high schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B, Alford, B. A., & Lee, Y.-H. (2013, April). Identifying exemplary practices in college access centers in Texas high schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Waxman, H. C., Evans, R. T., & Kilinc, E. (2013, April). Development of an observation instrument to measure flourishing learning environments in urban middle schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2013, February). Incorporating college and career readiness standards into a teacher preparation program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2013, February). Implementing college and career readiness standards in Mathematics, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation academies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2013, February). Preparing teacher educators to implement college and career readiness standards. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Marchbanks III, M. P., Blake, J. J., Booth, E. A., Carmichael, D. Seibert, A. L., & Fabelo, T. (2013, January). The effects of exclusionary discipline on grade retention and high school dropout. Paper presented at the Closing the School Discipline Gap Conference, Washington, DC.

 

2012

Boriack, A. W., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, November). Examining the use of social networking in a teacher education program. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Global Learn virtual conference. Retrieved February 21, 2013, from http://www.editlib.org/df/88055.

Brown, D. B., Waxman, H. C., Taylor, L. L., Boriack, A. W., Stillisano, J. R., & Padrón, Y. N. (2012, November). School climate and learning environment differences between effective/efficient & ineffective/inefficient Texas urban middle level schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Middle Level Education, Portland, OR.

Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, October). Using mixed methods to evaluate a program designed to increase college readiness. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Stillisano, J. R., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, October). Evaluating a statewide project using student achievement data to align secondary and post-secondary educational goals. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B., & Alford, B. L. (2012, October). Evaluating a model program for college access centers in high-need urban schools. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis,
MN.

Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., Stillisano, J. R., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, April). Evaluating the effectiveness of teacher preparation academies focused on mathematics, science, and technology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Hill-Jackson, V., Williams, O., & James, M. (2012, April). Black teacher educators and white pre-service teachers: Four lesson for effective cross-race mentoring. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., Rollins, K. B., & Alford, B. L. (2012, April). Classroom observations of instruction for second language students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Rollins, K. B., Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2012, April). Evaluating statewide professional development for teacher educators on the implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Stillisano, J. R., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., Woods, M. N., Perez, P., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, April). Evaluating turnaround efforts in high-needs schools in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Taylor, L. L., Baker, B. D., Chamber, J. G., Levin, J. D., & Blankenship, C. (2012, April). Metrics for measuring student poverty and relationships to other measures of student needs and outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Waxman, H. C., Kilinc, E., Evans, R. T., & Houston, W. R. (2012, April). Systematic observations of the availability and use of instructional technology in urban middle school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Woods, M. N., Waxman, H. C., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Brown, D. B., & Stillisano, J. R. (2012, April). Longitudinal effects of statewide professional development: Classroom observations of teachers’ mathematics instruction and student outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Woods, M. N., Waxman, H. C., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Brown, D. B., & Stillisano, J. R. (2012, April). The long-term effects of state-wide professional development: Systematic classroom observation of elementary teacher mathematics instruction and student outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Boriack, A. W. (2012, July). Characteristics of effective and efficient urban middle schools in Texas. Paper presented at the One Voice International Conference and Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, April). Classroom observations of instructional practices and technology use in diverse elementary school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Stillisano, J. R., Kelly, L., Smith, D., Waxman, H. C., & Boriack, A. W. (2012, March). The integration of technology in the Texas A&M University Educator Collaborative for enhancing college and career readiness in Texas schools. Society for Technology and Teacher Education annual conference, Austin, TX.

Boriack, A. W., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, March). Rural high school students’ perceptions of their technology skills and use in classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information, Technology, & Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Boriack, A. W., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, March). Rural high school students' technology skills and use in classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information, Technology, & Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Boriack, A. W., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, March). Rural teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of technology professional development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information, Technology, & Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, March). Examining technology integration in mathematics and science teacher preparation academies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information, Technology, & Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Evans, R. T., Kilinc, E., Boriack, A. W., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, March). Students' perceptions of technology use in middle school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information, Technology, & Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Kilinc, E., & Evans, R. T., & Korkmaz, U. (2012, March). Aligning Facebook and Twitter with social studies curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information, Technology, & Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Dixon, L. Q., Wilson, V., & Zhu, L. (2012, February). Effect of preindergarten on Hispanic English language learners’ reading achievement. Paper presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

2011

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., & Woods, M. N. (2011, November). Using mixed methods to evaluate a program designed to develop turnaround leaders in Texas schools. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.

Alford, B. L., Padrón, Y. N., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2011, April). Systematic classroom observation in the early childhood setting from a student, teacher, and classroom perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Davis, T. J., Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Hostrup, J. A. (2011, April). A statewide evaluation of districts’ readiness for large-scale online testing: Unique perceptions and challenges from various school districts’ lenses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Franco-Fuenmayor, S., Padrón, Y. N., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Waxman, H. C. (2011, April). Examining the professional development experiences and knowledge of bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Franco-Fuenmayor, S., Padrón, Y. N., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Waxman, H. C. (2011, April). Investigating bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language teachers' perceptions of bilingual programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Knight, S., & Parker, D. (2011, April). Using classroom observation to investigate productive student participation in higher and lower performing Qatari schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Lewis, C., & Howell, L. (2011, April). Computer-assisted instruction: Study hall 101. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Simms, M., Smith, D. L., McLaughlin, T., & Brown, I. (2011, April). Stylized verses simplified graphics: Differences in viewers' perception of simulated actions in instructional vignettes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Smith, D. L., Rollins, K. B., & Smith, L. (2011, April). Back to the faculty: Transition from university department leadership. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Alford, B. L., Lee, Y.-H., & Rollins, K. B.  (2011, April). Evaluating the effectiveness of International Baccalaureate programs in Texas schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Waxman, H. C., Lee, Y.-H., Stillisano, J. R., Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., & Rollins, K. B. (2011, April). Urban high school students’ academically successful learning environment and educational aspirations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Waxman, H. C., & Qi, S. (2011, April). Observation of technology use in middle schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Alford, B. A., Rollins, K. B., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2011, February). Classroom play: A systematic observation study in the early childhood setting. Paper presented at the annual Conference on the Value of Play, Clemson, SC.

Taylor, L. L. (2011, January). An indicator of school district inefficiency? Exploring the 65% solution. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association, Denver, CO.

Taylor, L. L. (2011, January). Closing the gaps for English language learners: Measurement and cost. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association, Denver, CO.

 

2010

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Lee, Y-H, Hostrup, J., Alford, B., & Rollins, K. B. (2010, November). Using a mixed-methods design to conduct an evaluation of International Baccalaureate programs in Texas schools. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Lee, Y.-H.., Rollins, K. B., Goolsby, R. & Scott, C.  (2010, November). Using a mixed-methods design to identify exemplary college access centers in Texas high schools.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.

Waxman, H. C. (2010, October). The State of Texas Education Research Center at Texas A&M University: Potential impact on educational research and policy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions, Charleston, SC.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Hostrup J. & Rollins, K. B. (2010, June). Case studies of eight Texas schools implementing International Baccalaureate programs.  Paper presented at the Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville, OH.

Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B., Lee, Y.-H., & Stillisano, J. R. (2010, June). Evaluating educational programs using the Texas Statewide Data Warehouse. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual IES Research Conference Data Warehouse, National Harbor, MD.

Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Lee, Y.-H., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2010, May). The development and use of the academic success classroom learning environment survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Brown, D. B., Goolsby, R., Hostrup, J. A., Lee, Y.-H., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2010, May). Teacher quality and the academically successful school environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Hostrup, J. A., Qi, S., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2010, May). Ecological factors affecting urban middle school Hispanic students’ college and career aspirations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Hostrup, J. A., Lee, Y.-H., & Kandel-Cisco, B. E. (2010, May). Evaluating the effectiveness of Gates Go Centers in urban high schools in Texas.  American Educational Research Association annual conference, Denver, CO.

Waxman, H. C., Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Goolsby, R., Stillisano, J. R., & Kandel-Cisco, B. E. (2010, May). The development and use of systematic observation instruments to evaluate schools implementing the International Baccalaureate Program.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Butler, B. R., & Lewis, C. (2010, April). African American politics and educational policy: An analysis of electoral structures, African American representation, and education policy outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.

James, M. C., Lewis, C., Hancock, S., & Hill-Jackson, V. (2010, April). Framing African American students' success and failure in urban settings: A typology for change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.

Padrón, Y. N., Franco-Fuenmayor, S., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Waxman, H. C. (2010, April). Resilient and non-resilient middle school Latino students' perceptions of learning environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.

Waxman, H., Stillisano, J. R., & Lee, Y.  (2010, March). The use of statewide data systems to evaluate school-based programs. Paper presented at the Management Information Systems annual conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H., Kandel-Cisco, B., Hostrup, J., & Davis, T. (2010, January). Case studies of six Texas school districts' capacity for online testing. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education annual conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

2009

Rolle, R. A., & Torres, M. S. (2009, July). The new Texas two-step: Balancing the Pursuits of fiscal equity and economic efficiency during an era of educational accountability in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Center for Education Statistics, Washington, DC.

Brown, D. B., & Kelly, L. (2009, April). A historical view of the secondary school physics curriculum sequence from the late eighteenth century to present. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Study of Curriculum History, San Diego, CA.

Rolle, R. A., & Torres, M. S. (2009, March). The new Texas two-step: Balancing the Pursuits of fiscal equity and economic efficiency during an era of educational accountability in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Finance Association, Nashville, TN.

Rollins, K. B., & Alford, B. A. (2009, March). Early childhood education for linguistically diverse learners. Paper presented at the econd Annual Teacher Education Symposium of the Consortium for Research in Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Braziel, K. C., Carpenter, K. C., & Smith, D. L. (2009, April). Coming full circle: Completing the link between coursework and classrooms in teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Kim, M., Lee, Y.-H., & Kwok, O.-M. (2009, April). Dealing with ignored level in multilevel analysis: Will adding cluster-related dummy variables work? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Lewis, C. (2009, April). A glance at the underrepresentation of African American male teachers in the K-12 classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Lewis, C. (2009, April). Recruiting African American male teacher candidates using an athletic model: Strategies for diversifying the teacher workforce. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Stillisano, J. R., Hostrup, J., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Waxman, H. (2009, April). Evaluating a systemic effort to create a college-going culture in large urban high schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Waxman, H., Stillisano, J., & Lee, Y.-H. (2009, April). The development and use of a learning environment instrument to evaluate teachers’ professional development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Wu, J.-Y., Kwok, O.-M., Lee, Y.-H., & Hsu, H.-Y. (2009, April). Using structural equation modeling to analyze complex survey data: A comparison of single-level CFA and multilevel CFA. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Wu, J.-Y., Willson, V. L., & Lee, Y.-H. (2009, April). The effect of ignoring dependency in complex survey data for multilevel growth curve modeling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Hostrup, J., & Kandel-Cisco, B. (2009, November). Evaluating a model program designed to establish a college-bound culture within the context of a high-need urban district. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.

Stillisano, J. R., Davis, T. J., Waxman, H. C., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Hostrup, J. (2009, November). Using a mixed-methods design to conduct a statewide evaluation of districts' readiness for large-scale online testing. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.

Taylor, L. L. (2009, July). Optimal incentives for public sector workers: The case of teacher-designed incentive pay in Texas. Paper presented at the National Center for Education Statistics Summer Data Conference, Bethesda, MD.

 

2008

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H., Sparks, K., Kandel-Cisco, B., & Wedde, S. (2008, November). Using a multi- faceted approach to evaluating a statewide professional development program from conceptualization through implementation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Taylor, L. L., Springer, M., & Ehlert, M. (2008, November). Characteristics and determinants of teacher-designed pay for performance plans. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Los Angeles, CA.

Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., & Collins, T. (2008, July). Play decisions and interactions in a children's museum: Who decides? International Froebel Society Biennial Conference, Boston, MA.

Rolle, A., Dayton, J., Houck, E., Fraissinet, P., McAdams, J., & McCollet, A. (2008, April). The evolving anatomy of school funding litigation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Education Finance Association, Denver, CO.

Rolle, A., & Alexander, N. (2008, April). The translation of value into dollars: A comparative look at political rhetoric, policy values, and social justice in Minnesota and Texas. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Taylor, L. L., Springer, M., & Ehlert, M. (2008, April). The determinants of teacher-designed incentive pay: Evidence from Texas. Paper presented at the American Education Finance Association annual conference, Denver, CO.

Kandel, B., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2008, March). Investigating a state-wide professional development program in mathematics for teachers of Hispanic ELLs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York City.

Knight, S. (2008, March). Professional development and cultural diversity: Courageous inquiry as the mechanism for change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York City.

Knight, S., & Gunersel, A. B. (2008, March). Investigating development of science teachers' research readiness and ability during participation in teacher inquiry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York City.

Taylor, L. L., Vedlitz, A., & Baker, B. (2008, March). Adequacy estimates and the implications of common standards for the cost of instruction. Paper presented at the National Research Council's Committee on State Standards in Education Workshop Series: Exploring Common Academic Standards, Washington, D.C.

Waxman, H. C., Padrón, Y. N., & Lee, Y.-H. (2008, March). Accelerating the pedagogy of poverty in urban schools: Unanticipated consequences of poverty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York City.

Waxman, H. C., Stillisano, J. R., Lee, Y.-H. (2008, March). The development and use of a systematic observation instrument to evaluate teachers' professional development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York City.

Cude, K., Braziel, K., & Smith, D. (2008, February). Instructional Practices of Pre-Service Teachers: A Walkabout Observation Study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.

Kandel-Cisco, B., Waxman, H. C., & Padrón, Y. (2008, February). Where are the ELLs? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Bilingual Education, Tampa, FL.

Stillisano, J. R., Sparks, K., & Waxman, H.  (2008, February). The development of the State of Texas Education Research Center at Texas A&M University: Lessons learned about formulating a research agenda to impact educational policy and practice. Paper presented at the Management Information Systems annual conference, San Francisco, CA.

Taylor, L. L., Springer, M. G., & Ehlert, M. (2008, February). Characteristics and determinants of teacher-designed pay for performance plans: Evidence from Texas’ Governor’s Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) Program. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Center on Performance Incentives, Nashville, TN.

Taylor, L. L., & Harris, D. (2008, January). Developing empirical estimates of state costs: Results from Florida, North Dakota, and Texas. Paper presented at the National Research Council's Committee on State Standards in Education Workshop Series: Assessing the Role of K-12 Academic Standards in States, Washington, D.C.

 

2007

Waxman, H.C. (2007, October). Promoting educational resilience for Hispanic students at risk of academic failure. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Hispanic Achievement Conference 2007, Raleigh, NC.

 

 

Conference Presentations (regional and state)

2015

Fleming, K.J. (2015, February). Evidence of curriculum theory in exhibit design: A systematic literature review. Presented at the Informal Science Education Association Annual Conference, Van, TX.

Fleming, K.J., Etchells, M.J., Sonnenburg, S.L., Jabbari, N., & Waxman, H.C. (2015, February). A content analysis of current topics and issues in teacher education. Paper presented at the Southwest Education Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Fleming, K.J., Lyons, L.C., Etchells, M.J., & Waxman, H.C. (2015, February). Evidence of leadership as a high quality indicator for teacher certification program evaluation. Paper presented at the Southwest Education Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Weber, N. D., Waxman, H.C., Rollins, K.B., & Kelly, L.J. (2015, February). Changes in first-year teachers self-efficacy for classroom instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

 

2014

Waxman, H. C., Weber, N. D., Rollins, K. B., Stillisano, J. R., Kelly, L., & Smith, D. L. (2014, June). Research summary on integrating career & college readiness standards in a residency-based teacher preparation program. Paper presented at Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE) – Summer Conference, Austin, TX.

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H. C., Wright, K. B., & Boriack, A. W. (2014, March). Lessons learned from evaluating STEM Initiatives.  Paper presented at the New Horizons in Texas STEM Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Weber, N. D. (2014, March).  The use of classroom observation to examine technology integration in secondary classrooms. Presented at the 2014 Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology in Education, College Station, TX.

Weber, N. D., Waxman, H. C., Brown, D. B., Kelly, L. J. (2014, February). Examining novice and experienced classroom teachers using a systematic classroom observation protocol. Presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Weber, N. D., Hodges, T. S, & Waxman, H. C. (February, 2014). The impact of self-efficacy and program quality on the teaching field commitment of pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (Presentation).  

Hodges, T. S. (February, 2014). The effects of teacher technology proficiency on student technology use. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (Presentation) (Won the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award and the Dean’s Award).   

 

2013

Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E. (2013, November). Investigating bilingual/ESL teachers' knowledge, professional development     experiences, and perceptions about second language programs in a large suburban school district. Center for Research, Evaluation & Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) 2013 Research Conference on Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E. (2013, November). Examining dual language and ESL teachers’ knowledge, professional development experiences, and perceptions of dual language and ESL programs in Texas school districts. Center for Research, Evaluation & Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) 2013 Research Conference on Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Metoyer, S.K. (2013, November). College Readiness for Success in the Sciences. Workshop presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). Houston, TX. 

Metoyer, S.K., Wright, K.B., Hodges, T.S. (2013, July). College Success: Strategies for Creating a College-Ready Environment in Your Classroom. Workshop presented at Access to the General Curriculum (AGC) Institute hosted by Texas Region 4 ESC, Houston, TX.

Weber, N. D., Hodges, T. S. (2013, June). The self-efficacy and field commitment of undergraduate education students. Paper presented at summer conference of Texas Association for Teacher Educators, Austin, TX.

 

2012

Marchbanks III, M. (2012, December). Breaking schools’ rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students’ success and juvenile justice involvement. Paper presented at the System and Community Leaders Roundtable: Engaging Systems and Communities in Texas to Eliminate Disproportionalities and Disparities, San Marcos, TX.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, November). Best practices in integrating CCRS in teacher education programs: Findings from the evaluation of the College and Career Readiness Initiative Faculty Collaborative. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teacher Education, San Antonio, TX. 

Boriack, A. W. (2012, October). Investigating the effect of grade configuration on student achievement in urban middle schools. Paper presented at the annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C.  (2012, October). Examining the degree of implementation of STEM professional academies in Texas. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Marchbanks III, M., & Booth, E. (2012, October). Breaking schools’ rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students’ success and juvenile justice involvement. Paper presented at the Child’s Law Symposium, Houston, TX.

Rollins, K. B., Alford, B. L., Brown, D. B., Stillisano, J. R., & Waxman, H. C.  (2012, October). Preparing preservice teachers to integrate College and Career Readiness Standards into their instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Austin, TX. 

Marchbanks III, M. (2012, September). Breaking schools’ rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students’ success and juvenile justice involvement. Paper presented at the Center for the Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities Waco Disproportionality Advisory Board, Waco, TX.

Rollins, K. B., Brown, D. B., Alford, B. L., Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2012, June). Evaluating the implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards through statewide professional development for teacher educators. Paper presented at the Texas Association of Teacher Educators, Austin, TX.

Marchbanks III, M., & Booth, E. (2012, May). Breaking schools’ rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students’ success and juvenile justice involvement. Paper presented at the Interagency Council on Addressing Disproportionality and Disparities, Austin, TX.

Marchbanks III, M., & Booth, E. (2012, May). Breaking schools’ rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students’ success and juvenile justice involvement. Paper presented at the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities’ Learning Lunch Series, Austin, TX.

Waxman, H. C., Stillisano, J. R., Padrón, Y. N., Boriack, A. W., Williams, O. M., & Evans, R. T.  (2012, March). Effective school and classroom practices in Texas urban middle schools. Texas Middle School Association annual conference, Galveston Island, TX.

Boriack, A. W., Brown, D. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2012, February). The impact of technology implementation on teachers’ perceptions of college and career readiness. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

2011

Taylor, L. L. (2011, February). Teacher-designed incentive pay in Texas. Invited presentation for the Brazos Valley Cooperative Teacher Education Center, College Station, TX.

 

2010

Stillisano, J. R., Waxman, H., Alford, B., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K. B., Kelly, L., & Smith, D. (2010, October). The Texas A&M educator preparation collaborative for enhancing college and career readiness in Texas schools. Paper presented at the fall Texas Teacher Education Conference of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Houston, TX.

Waxman, H. C., Stillisano, J. R., Kelly, L. J., Smith, D., Alford, B. L., & Brown, D. B. (2010, September). Texas educator preparation demonstration sites: University/community college/school district partnerships for teacher development. Invited presentation at the Mathematics and Science Summit, San Antonio, TX.

Alford, B., Bairrington, D., Lee, Y-H, Stillisano, J., & Waxman, H. (2010, February). Successful classroom environments and high school students’ perceptions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association annual conference, New Orleans. 

Bairrington, D., Goolsby, R., Hostrup, J., Lee, Y.-H., Stillisano, J., & Waxman, H. (2010, February). Teacher perspectives, teacher quality, and effective academic environment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association annual conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Taylor, L. L. (2010, January). Principal effectiveness. Panel discussion at the Measuring Educator Effectiveness Symposium, Galveston, TX.

 

2009

Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2009, December). Did it work? Data driven answers from the Texas Education Research Centers. Paper presented at the Texas Assessment Conference of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin, TX.

Brown, D. B., & Stuessy, C. (2009, March). Impacts of master scheduling and teacher type on teachers’ job satisfaction. Paper presented at the Second Annual Teacher Education Symposium of the Consortium for Research in Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Hostrup, J. (2009, February). Writing, communication, and college-going: Are we there yet? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Chaudhuri, N. (2009, January). Math science teacher preparation, recruitment and retention: Educational policy reform in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

2008

Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E., Kandel-Cisco, B. E., & Padrón, Y. N. (October, 2008). Examining reading motivation and resiliency of elementary dual language students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education, Arlington, TX.

Cude, K., Braziel, K., & Smith, D. (2008, February). Instructional Practices of Pre-Service Teachers: A Walkabout Observation Study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Waxman, H. C., Stillisano, J. R., Sparks, K., Padrón, Y. N., Taylor, L., Rolle, A., & Knight, S. L. (2008, February). The State of Texas Education Research Center at Texas A&M University: Overview of programs, projects, & long-term policy impact. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southwest Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

2007

Taylor, L. L., Gronberg, T. J., & Jansen, D. W. (2007, November). The impact of facilities on the cost of education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kandel-Cisco, B. (2007, October). Investigating vocabulary and reading strategies with middle grades English language learners: Translating research to practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Bilingual Education, San Antonio, Texas.

Kandel-Cisco, B., Waxman, H. C., & Padrón, Y. (2007, October). Investigating the extent to which a statewide professional development program in mathematics addressed the needs of teachers of ELLs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Bilingual Education, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Presentations (invited)

2015

2014

2012

Capraro, R., Stuessy, C., Stillisano, J. R., Burlbaw, L. M., & Williams, K. (2012, October). Graduate student research opportunities in TLAC.  Invited presentation for the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture Graduate Student Association, College Station, TX.

Stillisano, J. R. (2012, March). Show me the money! Strategies for seeking external funding. Invited presentation for the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture Graduate Student Association, College Station, TX.

 

2011

Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. R. (2011, March). The perils and promise of using statewide data systems to evaluate school-based programs. Invited presentation for TAMU Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Social Policy Conference.

 

2010

Waxman, H., Kelly, L., Alford, B., Brown, D., Smith, D., Stillisano, J., & Rollins, K. B. (2010, September). Texas educator preparation demonstration sites: University/community college/school district partnerships for teacher development. Invited presentation for the College and Career Readiness Initiative Mathematics and Science Summit, San Antonio, TX.

Stillisano, J. R. (2010, March). After the award: What next? Strategies for directing and facilitating a successful project. Invited presentation for the College of Education and Human Development’s Council of Principal Investigators, College Station, TX.

Waxman, H. C., & Stillisano, J. (2010, February). Evaluation of Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies. Invited presentation for the Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Leaders Collaboration Conference and Technical Workshop, San Marcos, TX.

 

2009

Waxman, H., & Stillisano, J. R. (2009, September). Research on diversity and educational excellence at the State of Texas Education Research Center at Texas A&M. Invited presentation for the TAMU System Chancellor's Diversity Council, College Station, TX.

 

2008

Brown, D. B. (2008, November). Teacher education and certification. Invited keynote speaker at the TAMUS Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Conference, College Station, TX.

Waxman, H., Stillisano, J., Sparks, K., Padrón, Y., Taylor, L., Rolle, A., & Knight, S. (2008, April). The State of Texas Education Research Center at Texas A&M University. Invited presentation for CEHD Dean's Advisory Council Meeting, College Station, TX.

Taylor, L. L., Grosskopf, & Hayes, K. (2008, April). Is school administration a waste of resources: Exploring the 65% solution. George Bush School of Public Service Brown Bag Lecture Series. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Lewis, C. (2008, March). The disappearing African American male teacher in K-12 educational settings: Strategies for recruitment in teacher preparation programs. Invited speaker at the African American Professional Organization First Friday Lecture Series, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Taylor, L. L. (2008, February). Competition and teacher pay. Invited speaker at the Texas Schools Project, University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX.

 

2007

Knight, S. (2007, November). Investigating the impact of professional development for teachers of diverse students: A research review. Literacy Studies Group Lecture Series. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Padrón, Y. N. (2007, October). Effective instructional practices for educating Hispanic students. Invited keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Hispanic Achievement Conference 2007, Raleigh, NC.

Waxman, H. C. (2007, October). Classroom learning environment differences in reading between resilient, non-resilient, and average English Language Learners. Literacy Studies Group Lecture Series. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Taylor, L. L. (2007, October). On the merits of merit pay: Evaluating the first year of the GEEG program. George Bush School of Public Service Brown Bag Lecture Series. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.