Past Activities

2012 CONFERENCE
Portola Hotel & Spa
Monterey, California
November 29-30, 2012

Outstanding Paper:
“Seeing Eye-to-Eye: A Study of Afterschool Alignment and Academic Achievement”
by: Tracy Bennett, University of California, Irvine

2012 Lifetime Achievement Winner:
Brian Stecher, RAND


2011 CONFERENCE
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California
December 1-2, 2011

Outstanding Paper:
“Impact of Kindergarten Entrance Age on Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Study”
by: Sara M. Najarro, Stanton Elementary School, Glendora Unified School District

2011 Lifetime Achievement Winner:
Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University School of Education


2010 CONFERENCE

Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California
November 18-19, 2010

Presentations
Deb Sigman
Laura Goe
Rick Miller

Program
Abstracts

Outstanding Paper:
“Factors Associated with Academic Achievement ofAcademically Talented Students: A Comparison of Four Ethnic Groups”
by: Hae Seong Park, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Doctoral Studies in Education, Azusa Pacific University

2010 Lifetime Achievement Winner:
Pat McCabe, retired, California Department of Education


2009 CONFERENCE

Sir Frances Drake Hotel
San Francisco, California
November 18-19, 2009

Conference Program

Presentation Abstracts

Conference Evaluation Summary and Comments

Keynote Speakers:
James Popham presents Assessment Literacy: A Bona Fide Magic Bullet for Education
Dylan Wiliam presents Why Is Improving Schools So Hard?

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Wendy Yen, Educational Testing Service, presents Observations from a Lifetime in Accountability

Outstanding Paper:
The Effectiveness of a Standards-Based Integrated Chemistry and Mathematics Curriculum on Improving the Academic Achievement in Chemistry for High School Students in Southern California” by Blessing Tendai Mupanduki, Azusa Pacific University

Special thanks to our 2009 conference sponsors!

ALSETSCTB McGraw-Hillhttp://www.ctb.com/EDS

KDSPearsonRS


2008 CONFERENCE

Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Rancho Mirage, California
December 4 – 5, 2008

Conference Program

Presentation Abstracts

Keynote Speakers:
David Berliner Photo David Berliner presents The Conflict Between NCLB and Best Practices of Educators and Best Practices for Our Nation

Russell Rumberger Photo Russell Rumberger presents Resources, Policies, and Practices Needed to Improve Educational Outcomes for English Learners

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jamal Abedi Photo Jamal Abedi, University of California, Davis

Outstanding Paper:
An Outstanding Paper was not awarded for 2008.

Special thanks to our 2008 conference sponsors!

2007 CONFERENCE

Dana Point, California

Conference Program

Outstanding Paper:
Effects of Principal’s Pay and Pay Satisfaction for Student Achievement at the Elementary School Level

Special thanks to our 2007
conference sponsors!

2006 CONFERENCE
Equity in Schools
Monterey, CA

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Outstanding Paper:
Color of Money Compared to Color of Principals: An Assessment of Pay for Male Elementary School Principals Varying in Surname (Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic)
By I. Phillip Young
University of California, Davis

Harcourt AssessmentETSCTB McGraw-Hillhttp://www.ctb.com/Riverside
Special thanks to our 2006 conference sponsors!

2005 CONFERENCE

CERA thanks everyone for attending The 84th Annual CERA Conference
High School and Beyond
Long Beach, CA

2005 CERA Conference Program
2005 CERA Conference Poster

Outstanding Paper:
A Collective Inquiry Response to High-Stakes Accountability
By Nazanin Zargarpour
Claremont Graduate University

Special thanks to our 2005 conference sponsors!

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2004 CONFERENCE

2003 CONFERENCE

2002 CONFERENCE