From the IES Director: Statistically Significant Doesn’t Mean Meaningful

American Statistical Association Releases Statement on Statistical Significance and p-Values.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has released a statement on statistical significance and p-values, outlining six principles of proper use and p-value interpretation. For example, p-values and tests of statistical significance do not determine the size of an effect or whether a difference is educationally meaningful. The ASA releases this guidance on p-values to improve the conduct and interpretation of quantitative science and to inform the growing emphasis on the reproducibility of scientific research. For additional information, please contact Brian Gill ( to discuss how Bayesian statistics can lead to better understanding of recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results while moving the field away from the p<.05 bright line that leads to misinterpretations.

Invitation to Participate in the 2024 COE Research Symposium – Inspiring Innovation in Education Research

Dear UF College of Education students, faculty, and staff, the upcoming College of Education Research Symposium is set to take place on March 28, 2024 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the COE Conference Center. This year’s theme will be “Inspiring Innovation in Education Research: Exploring Creative Approaches and Novel Solutions,” aiming to spark critical conversations and innovative scholarly ideas among students, faculty, and practitioners. We welcome submissions in the form of papers, posters, or roundtable presentations from any UF College of Education Student.

Submission Formats: Paper, poster, or roundtable presentations

How to Submit: Access the proposal call via or the QR code in the attached poster

For any questions, comments, or assistance, please contact Gabriella Haire at or Katharine Harris-Walls at

OER events for Spring 2024

Library Support for Researchers

Trey Shelton, Chair of Academic Research & Consulting Services (ARCS)

George A. Smathers Libraries 

Tuesday, March 19 from 12:00noon-1:00pm 


All Things Pre- & Post-Award Administration

Thomasenia Adams, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development

& Rosabel Ruiz, Associate Director, Research Administration 

Tuesday, March 26 from 12:00noon-1:00pm 


All Things Tenure & Promotion

Thomasenia Adams, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development

Tuesday, April 2 from 11:00am-1200noon


All sessions will be held in the Rosenberg Room ~ 2021 Norman Hall

Light refreshments will be served.


Please direct any questions about these events to Ana Puig:

We hope to see you there!