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Ohio Education Research Center 2012 Conference Program

  1. 1. 2012 CONFERENCE PROGRAMJune 28, 2012Hyatt Regency ColumbusColumbus, Ohio
  2. 2. KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONChristopher KingSenior Research Scientist and Director, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of HumanResources, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin Putting Research into Action for Student, School, and System Success Q 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m., Regency Ballroom One of the Race to the Top objectives is to strengthen connections between “knowing” and “doing.” The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC), a statewide network of education research assets, has been created to fulfill this mission. This session will focus on how to tighten the links between research and action. Learn about the OERC’s mission and work and how timely and relevant research can be an essential part of educational performance and innovation in efforts ranging from educator evaluation to early learning readiness.PANEL CONVERSATIONTranslating Research into Action10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Grant/Harding Rooms Ann Bischoff, KidsOhio.org Roberta Garber, Community Research Partners Chris King, The University of Texas at Austin Geoff Zimmerman, Strive Partnership Facilitator: Dr. Brad Mitchell, Battelle for KidsBREAKOUT SESSION ONEPerformance-Based Assessment and Formative Assessment11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Garfield RoomThe Ohio Department of Education has launched two highly innovative formative assessment pilot programs: the OhioPerformance Assessment Pilot Project (OPAPP) and Formative Assessment in Middle Schools (FAMS), funded, in part, throughRace to the Top funds. Under OPAPP professional development, teachers learn how to transfer learning tasks and assessmenttasks into their classroom instruction to create rich, complex learning that is reflected in assessments. Similarly, FAMS isdesigned to train middle school English Language Arts and/or mathematics teachers to learn about and implement formativeassessment methods and processes in their classrooms. American Institutes for Research (AIR) and its partner, InstitutionalResearch Consultants, Ltd., are conducting a three-year evaluation of the two pilot programs.This discussion will present these innovative formative assessment initiatives, our data collection strategies—including the useof cognitive assessments—and results from case studies of two schools, as a launching point for a facilitated discussion amongthe participants.Main Presenter: Shazia Miller, American Institutes for Research© 2012, Ohio Education Research Center 2
  3. 3. Teacher Incentive Fund Evaluation11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Harding RoomThe national Teacher Incentive Fund program is supporting innovative districts and schools to redesign their teacher evaluationand compensation systems. Ohio is now participating in its second five-year TIF grant. This session will provide an overview ofthe goals, methods, and findings from the corresponding external evaluations conducted by Westat.Main Presenter: Keith MacAllum, WestatBREAKOUT SESSION TWOValue-Added Assessment and Roster Verification Evaluation1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Grant RoomAccurate classroom-level value-added data requires individual teacher and building principal verification of classroom rosters,linking individual students to the teachers who were responsible for their instruction. ODE developed business rules for rosterverification and worked with a subset of Race to the Top districts to conduct the linkage process and supply classroom-levelvalue-added data in year one of Race to the Top implementation. This presentation will present findings from a recent survey ofprincipals and teachers who participated in the roster verification process in the first year of implementation.Main Presenter: Marsha Lewis, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public AffairsResident Educator Assessment Evaluation1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Harding RoomThe presentation will provide an overview of the first year of implementation of Ohio’s Resident Educator Program (OREP) and adetailed look at how the evaluation will assess aspects of program implementation including: (a) fidelity and compliance, (b)quality and effectiveness, (c) influence and impact, and (d) scale-up and sustainability. The utility of this evaluation has authenticand immediate implications for practice at the state, local (LEA), and individual (Resident Educator, Resident Educator mentor,and LEA administrator) levels.Main Presenter: Sarah Woodruff, Miami UniversityOhio Principal Evaluation System (OPES) Implementation Experiences1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Garfield RoomThe presentation will provide summary feedback from districts that have completed training for implementation of Ohio’sPrincipal Evaluation System (OPES) and have implemented either OPES or an alternative evaluation system. A summary ofstudent performance data included in the principal evaluation will be shared.Main Presenter: Suzanne Franco, Wright State UniversityCo-Presenters: Jill Lindsey and Ted Zigler, Wright State UniversityDISCUSSION GROUPS1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Garfield/Grant/Harding RoomsContribute your expertise to the conversation about the OERC’s structure, vision, and mission.© 2012, Ohio Education Research Center 3
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  5. 5. The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) is a collaborative of researchers with different interests andskills from across the state. The administrative host for the OERC is The Ohio State University. Specifically,the College of Education and Human Ecology and the Center for Human Resources Research in the Collegeof Social and Behavioral Sciences serve as the primary academic home for the OERC. Partners are involvedfrom different colleges and organizations across the state.The founding partners coordinate the OERC’s work through a Governance Committee. The three standingcommittees are: Research Agenda, Data, and Outreach. Each committee is made up of key participantsfrom Ohio agencies as well as from the partner organizations.Governance Committee (GC) – The GC will serve as the OERC’s primary administrative agency. Thiscommittee is chaired by the Director, and representatives come from site leads who serve on behalf oftheir organization. The GC sets overall policies on grant administration and hiring, and serves as advocatesfor the OERC in the larger state education community.Research Agenda Committee (RAC) – The Research Agenda Committee will develop a yearly researchplan on behalf of the larger OERC, and works with faculty, researchers, and state policymakers toimplement the strategy. The Research Agenda Committee will also ensure that research produced withOERC funds meet standards of excellence that will ensure the continued reputation of the OERC memberinstitutions.The OERC’s primary tasks are to:  Develop the short-term research agenda;  Facilitate the process used to develop and promote long-term research; and  Make key investments in long-term research projects that will have a major impact on the field.Outreach Committee (OC) – The Outreach Committee will develop a strategy to disseminate actionableresearch to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. Shaping educational practice in positive ways isthe number one priority. The Outreach Committee will support targeted, strategic communications aboutresearch generated through the OERC and collect ideas and opinions about how Ohio-based educationresearch can serve the specific needs of various education stakeholders.© 2012, Ohio Education Research Center 5
  6. 6. The Outreach Committee will develop and implement an outreach strategy to:  Translate education research into formats and solutions for education practitioners and policymakers;  Communicate research findings through the OERC website, the Best Practices Repository, and other channels; and  Gather timely and relevant feedback to inform the OERC research agenda. Data Committee (DC) – The Data Committee will design a data archive to serve as a resource for researchers focused on improving educational practice through applied research and evaluation. The data committee will:  Design a data archive to enable researchers to access administrative data from the state of Ohio;  Secure administrative records according to legal and regulatory and administrative code to ensure these resources are used in appropriate ways; and  Provide services to state government that link the data resources to enable policymakers to take advantage of the long-term value of linking data together.OERC Partner Organizations Policy CouncilBattelle for Kids Alicia Leatherman, Ohio Department of Job and Family ServicesBattelle Research Institute Blake Thompson, Battelle Memorial InstituteCase Western Reserve University Joshua Hawley, The Ohio State UniversityCommunity Research Partners Keith Ewald, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services stGovernor’s Office of 21 Century Education Mark Real, KidsOhio.orgKidsOhio Matt Cohen, Ohio Department of EducationMiami University Richard Ross, Governor’s Office of 21st Century EducationOhio Board of Regents Stephanie Davidson, Ohio Board of RegentsOhio Department of EducationOhio Department of Job & Family ServicesOhio UniversityStrategic Research GroupThe Ohio State UniversityUniversity of CincinnatiWright State University © 2012, Ohio Education Research Center 6
  7. 7. PARKINGChestnut Street Garage is located at Chestnut and High Streets. This garage is connected to the Hyatt Regency via askywalk. Parking is also available at the garages located at 37 West Vine Street and 50 East Nationwide Boulevard.© 2012, Ohio Education Research Center 7