Conference 2014

2014 SEA Conference
February 21-23, 2014 Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, California
40th Annual SEA Conference
Sponsored with funds from the Spencer Foundation
“Understanding Educational Contexts and Inequalities: Influences and Outcomes”

Friday, February 21st

3:00-4:30pm, Registration

4:30-4:40pm, Welcome: Catherine Riegle-Crumb, University of Texas and SEA President;
Christopher Weiss, Langer Research Associates and 2014 SEA Program Chair

4:40-6:00pm, Session 1: Organizational and Institutional Effects [Chair: Catherine Riegle-Crumb]

Matthew Rafalow, University of California – Irvine, “Augmented Schooling: How Educational Contexts Inform ‘Techno-Identities’ ”
Jacob Hibel, University of California – Davis, and Daphne M. Penn, Purdue University, “An Organizational Perspective on the Patterns and Predictors of Educator Cheating on Standardized Accountability Tests”
Jennifer Jennings and Jonathan Bearak, New York University, David Deming and Christopher Jencks, Harvard University, “Do Higher Quality Schools Reduce Teenage Pregnancy?”
Manuelito Biag, Stanford University, Kelsey Krausen, Juliet Michelsen Wahleithner, and Michal Kurlaender, University of California – Davis, “How Youth Perceive the Importance of College: A Descriptive Analysis of Information Sources”
David Harding, University of California – Berkeley, Jane Rochmes, University of Michigan, and D. Diego Torres, Rice University, “For-Profit Colleges and Associates Degree Receipt: Evidence from NLSY97”

6:00-7:00 pm, DINNER

7:00-8:00 pm, Keynote Speaker: Adam Gamoran, President, William T. Grant Foundation
“Federal Policy, Educational Inequality, and the Role of Research in the Wake of No Child Left Behind”

Saturday, February 22nd

7:30-9:00 am, BREAKFAST

9:00-10:20 am, Session 2: Teachers and the Profession of Teaching [Chair: Katherine Phillippo]

Karen Kozlowski and Douglas Lee Lauen, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, “Understanding Teacher Pay for Performance: Flawed Assumptions and Disappointing Results”
Dara Shifrer, Ruth López Turley, and Holly Heard, Rice University, “Effect of Receiving Financial Awards on Teachers’ Retention, Attendance Rates, and Their Students’ Achievement Gains”
Jennifer Nelson and Anand Swaminathan, Emory University, “A Diffusion Study of Alternate Route Teacher Certification Laws by State”
Emily Penner, University of California – Irvine, “Does Teach for America Have Long-Term Impacts?”
Jane Rochmes, University of Michigan, “Teachers’ Beliefs About Students’ Social Disadvantage and Disadvantaged Kids: Who Benefits Most from Empowered Teacher Attitudes?”

10:20-10:35am, Break

10:35-11:55am, Session 3: Mobility and Labor Markets [Chair: Jennifer Jennings]
Bill Carbonaro and Jon Schwarz, University of Notre Dame, “Socioeconomic Inequality in Achievement Growth: Who Wins and Who Loses from Cumulative Advantage Process?”
Thomas A. DiPrete, Columbia University, Thijs Bol, University of Amsterdam, Christina Ciocca, Columbia University, and Herman van de Werfhorst, University of Amsterdam, “Measuring School to Work Linkages: A Microdata-Based Strategy for Comparative Research”
Jonathan Daw, University of Colorado and Michael Gaddis, University of Michigan, “Following Their Footsteps: The Contribution of College Quality to Social Mobility”
Lauren Valentino, Duke University, Stephanie Moller, Elizabeth Stearns, and Roslyn Mickelson, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and Melissa Dancy, University of Colorado – Boulder “Perceptions of Future Career Family Flexibility as a Deterrent from Majoring in STEM”
Sean Kelly and Laura Northrop, University of Pittsburgh, “Early Career Outcomes for the ‘Best and Brightest’: Evidence from the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Survey”

12:00-1:30 pm, LUNCH:

1:30-2:50pm, Session 4: Social Capital [Chair: Sean Kelly]

Michael Gaddis, University of Michigan, “Social Capital in the Creation of Cultural Capital and Habitus”
Robert Ream, Spencer Foundation and University of California – Riverside, and Michael A. Gottfried, University of California – Santa Barbara, “Family Wealth and Adolescents’ Socioemotional Skills”
Jeremy Fiel, University of Wisconsin, “Closing Ranks: Social Closure, Status Competition, and School Segregation”
Irenee Beattie, University of California – Merced, and Megan Thiele, San Jose State University “When Bigger is Worse: College Class Size and Academic Social Capital”
Janice McCabe, Dartmouth College, “Strategies of Separation and Integration: Undergraduates’ Friendships and Academic Life”

2:50-3:10 pm, Break

Session 5: Contexts and Inequality [Chair: Eric Grodsky]

Patricia Maloney, Texas Tech University, “Gaming or Cheating? How Teachers and Administrators in Low-Income Schools Adapt to High Stakes Standardized Tests”
Christina Ciocca and Thomas A. DiPrete, Columbia University, “Institutional Effects on Student Persistence in Two- and Four-Year Colleges”
Alexandria Walton Radford, RTI International, “How Context Shapes Where Even Our Best and Brightest Pursue Their Undergraduate Education”
Daisy Verduzco Reyes, University of Connecticut, “Nested Latino Politics: How College Campuses Shape Students’ Political Styles”
Julie R. Posselt, Kimberly Reyes, and Kelly Slay, University of Michigan, “Redefining Diversity, Preserving Prestige: The Delicate Work of Evaluating International Applicants to Graduate Programs”

4:30-5:00pm, Business meeting

6:00-7:00pm, DINNER

7:00-8:00pm, Keynote Speaker: Amy Binder, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, “Creating Conservatism: How University Campuses Shape Students’ Political Speech, Styles, and Selves”

8:00pm, Reception

Sunday, February 23rd

7:30-9:00am, BREAKFAST

9:00-10:20am, Session 6: Race, Ethnicity, and Achievement [Chair: Irenee Beattie]
Simone Ispa-Landa and Jordan Conwell, Northwestern University “School Talk: Race and Place in Schools and Society”
Jesus Rodriguez, California State University – Long Beach, “Yo Para Ellos y Ellos Para Mí: Understanding the Factors that Contribute to the Educational Persistence for Undocumented Immigrant Latina/o High School Students”
Kyle Reyes, Utah Valley University, “Competing Contexts? A Critical Race Theoretical Analysis of Social Justice Advocacy from Positions of Power”
Rebecca Callahan and Melissa Humphries, University of Texas, “Understanding the Immigrant Advantage in College Going: What Matters for EL Students and Other Immigrants and/or Language Minority Youth”
Fanny D’hondt, Lore Van Praag, Peter Stevens, and Mieke Van Houtte , Universiteit Gent, “Do School Attitudes Influence the Underachievement of Turkish and Moroccan Minority Students in Flanders? The Attitude-Achievement Paradox Revisited”

10:20-10:45am, Break

10:45-11:55am, Session 7: Spatial Context and Segregation [Chair: Christopher Weiss]

Ann Owens, University of Southern California, “Economic Segregation between School Districts, 1990 to 2010: Trends and Correlates” Nadine Hylton, and Kara S. Finnigan, University of Rochester, “A Choice for Whom? A Spatial Analysis of School Choice Using GIS Mapping”
Trinh Tran, University of California – Berkeley, “Looking for a Way Out: Perceptions of Neighborhood Violence and the Clamor for School Choice”
Sarah Blanchard, University of Texas, “Growing Pains: The Role of School Segregation in Middle Schoolers’ Expectations of Discrimination and Advancing in Math”

12:00-1:00pm, LUNCH

Poster Sessions

Caren Arbeit, University of Minnesota, “Family Socioeconomic Status, Parental Job Loss and Children’s Educational Attainment”
Erin Baumgartner, Pennsylvania State University, “The Context of School Readiness: Understanding the Interaction of Parenting and Childcare in Preparing Children for
Kelly Iwanga Becker, Northwestern University, “High Schools as a Frog Pond: Impacts of Student Rank on College Enrollment and Potential Mechanisms”
Irina Chukhray and Dara Shifrer, Rice University, “Effects of Teacher Characteristics on Student Test Score Gains”
Vanessa Coca, New York University, “College Enrollment and the Role of High Schools: An Exploration into College Culture in New York City”
Karly Sarita Ford, New York University, “Inherited Privilege: Inter-Generational Transmission of Selective College Attendance and Social Advantage”
Vansa Shewakramani Hanson, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Rice University, “Diversity for Whom? The Heterogeneous Effects of Racial and Socioeconomic Diversity on Student Achievement”
Cassidy Puckett, Northwestern University, “The Geek Instinct: How School and Home Shape Adolescents’ Approach to Learning Technology”
Beth Wright, Loyola University, Chicago, “Struggling in Solidarity, Contributing Capital or Partitioning Privilege? An Analysis of Parent Responses to Cross- Community School Merger in Chicago Public Schools”


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