Events and Conferences (2018)

March

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Mar 15, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Using Research to Strengthen Child Welfare Programs

Child welfare agencies regularly make crucial program decisions that can impact the health and well-being of children and families across the country. Agency leaders and line staff alike can benefit from current, high quality data and evidence to inform their decisions. However, systemic challenges at play in the realm of child welfare—including, for example, short deadlines, limited resources, and high staff turnover—can make it difficult for program leaders to draw on relevant research and encourage a culture of evidence. At the same time, research evidence can be difficult to access or interpret, or it may not fully address the needs of practitioners and other decision makers.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Mar 07, 2018 - Mar 09, 2018

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Research and Policy Conference

The FCSM Research and Policy Conference will feature two plenary sessions and 50 program sessions on leading-edge methodological topics, as well as, emerging policy issues. This conference is an excellent forum to bring together federal and non-federal researchers and policy makers.

Sooin Lee and others, presenters: "Benchmark Assessment of Respondent Driven Sampling Data for Foreign-Born Korean Americans"

John Czajka, Discussant: Measuring and Imputing Incomes

 

Location: Online

Date: Mar 05, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic Webinar: Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Dropout in Secondary Schools

During this webinar, REL staff will disseminate information about evidence-based strategies to prevent dropout in secondary schools, with a focus on how practitioners can adopt and adapt the strategies. Participants will benefit from a presentation of four types of practices that can be adopted in schools and have been shown to prevent dropout. The practices are highlighted in the recently released What Works Clearinghouse practice guide on dropout prevention. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from practitioners in the Mid-Atlantic region to learn how they have implemented some of the strategies.

Brian Gill, Director, REL Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica: Welcome and Introductions

Julie Bruch, Researcher, REL Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica: Speaker

Julia Lyskawa, Researcher, REL Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica: Speaker

Read the full agenda.

Location: Online

Date: Mar 01, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breaking Down Work Barriers for People with Disabilities: Opportunities for Employers

Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP) will host a webinar to examine these issues from the employer perspective. Panelists will discuss: (1) actions employers can take to better accommodate employees with disabilities; (2) feedback from employer interviews about the challenges associated with recruiting and retaining workers with disabilities; and (3) findings from the National Employment and Disability Survey, recently released by the Kessler Foundation.

February

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Feb 28, 2018 - Mar 03, 2018

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring Conference

The Evidence Behind Evidence Use: When Does Education Research Inform Practice?

View the agenda of Mathematica staff presenting.

Location: Online

Date: Feb 07, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Using a "Road Test" to Improve Human Services Programs

This webinar is for practitioners of human services programs, applied social science researchers, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about this analytic approach to managing program change.

Location: Arlington, VA

Date: Feb 07, 2018 - Feb 08, 2018

Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting

The Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium (CCEEPRC) provides a forum for researchers and policymakers to investigate emerging research findings, questions, and methods that relate to improved outcomes for children and families. Several Mathematica researchers will present on topics such as: child care quality measures, support for home-based care providers, and research on coordinated services for children and their families.

Location: Online

Date: Feb 06, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Webinar on the New Charter Schools Topic Area

In this free webinar sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, presenters will introduce the WWC's new topic area on the effectiveness of Charter Schools. The webinar will help policymakers, funders, and educators understand the impetus for the new Charter School topic area, how we selected charter-school networks for review, and the findings from the first three intervention reports.

Presenters: Brian Gill and Martha Bleeker

There will be an opportunity to ask the presenters questions during a Q&A session at the end of the webinar. You may also submit written questions to the panelists in advance through the WWC Help Desk.

January

Location: Online

Date: Jan 31, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program Webinar

This webinar describes approaches that state Medicaid programs can consider when developing the benchmarks, or standards against which to judge performance, for value-based payment programs.

Speakers: So O'Neil, Ella Douglas-Durham, and others.

 

Read the brief and view the webinar slides.

Location: Online

Date: Jan 30, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Johanna Lacoe presents testimony to the DC Council’s Education Committee.

 

Read her testimony.