CIES 2017 Annual Meeting

March 5, 2017 to March 9, 2017

Sheraton Atlanta Downtown

165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, Georgia

RTI enjoyed participating in the2017 CIES Annual Conference March 5–9 in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference was “Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education.”

RTI technical experts and project staff participated in more than 25 sessions — ranging from reducing inequality through teacher coaching, to measuring the impact of early learning, to policy and programming for early childhood development. Our team also hosted a successful workshop on improving data analytics in early grade reading and math assessments and shared insights and lessons learned from on-the-ground interventions in Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries.

Several of our experts’ presentations from CIES 2017 are now available to view and download on SharEd, RTI’s new online platform for international education professionals.

Downloadable Presentations

The following is a list of currently available RTI presentations from this year’s CIES Annual Conference:

Workshop: Complex data analysis: Improve your data analytic abilities using Stata and Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessment Data
Presenters: Chris Cummiskey, Susan Edwards, Marissa Gargano, Sarrynna Sou

Session: Global mathematics education: Validity and assessment: Examining the evidence from the Early Grades Mathematics Assessment and beyond
Presentation: Beyond the Early Grades Mathematics Assessment: Informing practice
Presenter: Yasmin Sitabkhan

Session: Education Equity Research Initiative: The equity implications of household contributions to education
Presentation: The equity implications of household contributions to education: Evidence from Nigeria’s Education Household Survey 2015
Presenter: Alastair Rodd

Session: Current trends in mobile learning
Presentation: Low-cost, familiar tech for teacher support: Evidence from a SMS campaign for early grade teachers in Malawi.
Presenter: Scott Kipp

Session: Universal Learning Scale: Conceptual feasible, operational doable?
Presentation: Measurement of early reading under the SDGs
Presenters: Amber Gove, Simon King

Session: Large-scale experimental research on early grade reading: Insights from India, Kenya and South Africa
Presentation: Theory-based evaluation in Kenya: Using research to inform national scale implementation
Presenter: Benjamin Piper

Roundtable Session: Teaching and technology for learners with disabilities (Table 15)
Presentation: READ TA Ethiopia Assistive Technology Capacity Building Initiative
Presenters: Stephen Backman, Habtamu Mekonnen

Session: On the way to scale and sustainability: Opportunities and challenges in ECD policy and programming
Presentation: Platforms to reach children in early childhood
Presenter: Katherine Merseth

Session: Measuring regional progress toward early grade reading and mathematics targets in a national application of LQAS as part of the RAMP Initiative in Jordan
Presentation: Conducting a national LQAS-based assessment in Jordan: instruments, implementation, results and lessons learned
Presenter: Aarnout Brombacher

Session: Innovations in measuring access to ECD
Presentation: Examination of over-enrollment, repetition, and ECD access in Uganda
Presenters: Luis Crouch, Tara Weatherholt

Session: Impact evaluation results for large scale program implementation: The Tusome National Literacy Programme & Tayari Early Childhood Development and Education
Presentation: Tayari’s longitudinal evaluation midline results
Presenters: Evangeline Nderu, Benjamin Piper

Session: Fidelity to implementation: the extent, ways, and reasons design deviates in large-scale implementations that aim to improve early literacy outcomes
Presentation: Malawi early grade reading activity: Scripting study report
Presenter: Monika Lauren Mattos

Session: Reducing inequality in student learning through teacher coaching: Evidence for effective coaching practices in reading instruction for early grade primary teachers
Presentation: Relationships between coach support and teacher instructional practices: Preliminary Findings from the Nigeria Reading and Access Research Activity
Presenter: Karon Harden
Presentation: The power of instructional support: Using existing systems to change teacher behavior in Kenya
Presenter: Evelyn Jepkemei

Session: Challenges of quality primary education in varied multilingual contexts in Africa: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia
Presentation: Prospects and challenges in scaling up MT Curriculum Development and implementation in Multi-lingual Environment: Experiences from Ethiopia
Presenter: Dessalegn Garsamo

Session: Literacy and Learning Africa Focus (2)
Presentation: Revising English in Ethiopia with a focus on preparing students to use English as the medium of instruction in later years
Presenters: Aster Minwyelet, Stephen Backman

Session: Language issues in comparative and international education
Presentation: Beyond the horizon: The extended impact of READ TA’s support for minority mother tongue languages
Presenter: Aster Minwyelet

Session: Creating a supportive learning environment: enhancing partnership and collaboration on the USAID/READ program in Ethiopia
Presentation: The opportunities and challenges of collaborating with government and other partners on the Ethiopia READ program
Presenter: Stephen Backman

RTI’s international education team of nearly 850 staff support education programs in 15+ countries. We use evidence-based approaches to strengthen education policy, management, and practice at every level—from classrooms to national ministries—to achieve measurable improvement in education quality and, ultimately, learning outcomes. We are currently implementing more than 30 projects and have published more than 30 scholarly articles in the past year.

For additional RTI resources on international education, please click here to visit SharEd, our new online platform providing access to a variety of technical resources and commentary from RTI experts.

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