This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Steve Leach

Jefferson County Public Schools
Program Analyst
Louisville, Kentucky Area
My work as a data analyst is part of an IES grant funded collaboration with the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education (CBCSE) focused on cycle-based budgeting and academic return on investment (A-ROI). In my spare time, I'm working on my PhD in Educational Psychology Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Louisville.

I'm happy to discuss the travails of messy data cleaning, A-ROI, the joys and pains of R and Mplus, psychometrics, program evaluation, etc. Or we can nerd out in a different direction and marvel at the consistency of Eliud Kipchoge and speculate on whether Galen Rupp will return to form.