ANDREA K RORRER portrait
  • Director, Utah Education Policy Center
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Research College of Education
  • Interim Chair Department of Educational Leadership & Policy
  • Director, Utah Education Policy Center
  • Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy

Publications

  • Ni, Y., Yan, R., Rorrer, A.K. & Nicholson, A. (2017). Teacher Turnover in Utah Between 2013-14 and 2014-15. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 02/2017.
  • Ni, Y., Nguyen, H., Rorrer, A.K. , Franklin, J., & Nicholson, A. (2017). Teacher Retention in Utah: Exploring 2011-12 SASS and 2012-13 TFS Survey Data. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 02/2017.
  • Ni, Y., Yan, R., Rorrer, A.K. & Nicholson, A. (2017). Beginning Teacher Turnover in Utah Between 2008-09 and 2014-15. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 02/2017.
  • Groth, C. & Rorrer, A.K. (2016). 2016 West Comprehensive Center Annual Evaluation. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 12/2016.
  • Ni, Y., Pounder, D. Groth, C., Korach, S., Rorrer, A.K., & Young, M.D., (Preparing for submission 2016). Leadership Preparation Program Matters: Examining the Relationships Between Preparation Program Quality Attributes and Graduate Learning Outcomes. In progress, 12/2016.
  • Young, M.D., Rorrer, A., Pounder, D., Groth, C., Koratch, S., Winn, K. (2016). Developing Evaluation Evidence: An Evaluation Handbook for Educational Leadership Preparation. Charlottesville, VA: UCEA. Published, 11/2016.
  • Pounder, D., Ni, Y., Winn, K., Korach, S., Rorrer, A., & Young, M. D. (2016). Findings from the 2016 Inspire-Graduate (G) Survey. Charlottesville, VA: UCEA. Published, 11/2016.
  • Nicholson, A., Rorrer, A.K., & Franklin, J. (2016) Early Learning Election Brief. Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 10/2016.
  • Nicholson, A., Rorrer, A.K., & Bradley, J., Groth, C. Franklin, J. (2016). Utah Education: Election Brief. Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 10/2016.
  • Yoon, I.H., Rorrer, A.K., Leu, S.E., Groth, C.A., McKinney, A.E., (2016, revise resumit). Organizational Readiness for Mandated School Improvement: A Frame. Journal of Educational Administration . Revise/resubmit(1), 10/2016.
  • Gulosino, C., Ni, Y., & Rorrer, A. Newly hired teacher mobility in charter schools and traditional public schools: A test of segmented labor market theory. Under review with American Journal of Education. Submitted, 08/2016.
  • Nicholson, A., Franklin, J. & Rorrer, A. (2016). At First Glance: Teachers in Utah. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 06/2016.
  • Ni, Y., Hollingsworth, L., Rorrer, A., & Pounder, D. (2016). The Evaluation of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs (Chapter 15). In M. Young & G. Crow (Eds)., Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge. Published, 05/2016.
  • Ni, Y. Sun, M. & Rorrer, AK. Principal Turnover: Upheaval and Uncertainty in Utah Schools? Educational Administration Quarterly. Published, 06/2014.
  • Swenson, K., Orian, E. & Rorrer, A.K. (Revise and Resubmit). Stuet Reengagement after High School Dropout: Which, How, and When Students Reengage. Journal Of Education for Students Placed at Risk. Revise/resubmit(1), 01/2014.
  • Rorrer, A.K., Groth, C., Yoon, I., Swenson, K., & Shooter, W., (2012). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Year 4 Implementation Evaluation 2011-2012: Technical Report. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 12/2012.
  • Young, M. & Rorrer, A. K. (2012). Promoting the Utilization of Educational Leadership Research in Preparation, Practice and Policy. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 7. 195-216. In press, 10/2012.
  • Ni, Y. & Rorrer, A. K. (2012). Twice Considered: Charter schools and student achievement in Utah. Economics of Education Review, 31(5), 835–849. In press, 10/2012.
  • Swenson, K., Rorrer, A.K., Groth, C., (2012). Research Brief: Chronic Absenteeism. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 07/2012.
  • Rorrer, A.K., Groth, C., Yoon, I., Shooter, W., Swenson, K., & Raphael, R. (2011). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Year 3 Implementation Evaluation 2010-2011: Technical Report. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Released, 11/2011.
  • Rorrer, A.K., Swenson, K., & Raphael, R. (2011). Performance-Based Compensation Pilot, Program Evaluation. Evaluation Technical Report. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Released, 11/2011.
  • Alemán, E., Jr., Rorrer, A. K., & Parker, L. (Eds.) Special Issue of the Peabody Journal of Education on the Politics of Education. Released, 10/2011.
  • Rorrer, A. K. District Efforts to Construct and Maintain a Collective Identity. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Educational Administration. (refereed). In progress, 09/2011.
  • Publication: Dual Language Immersion: Utah Dual Immersion Model So Jung Kim, Soo Yeon Kim, Natalia Raylik, Andrea Rorrer, Ph.D. Other, 08/2011.
  • Alemán, E., Jr., Salazar, T., Rorrer, A. K., & Parker, L. (Eds. 2011) Introduction to Post-Racialism in U.S. Public School and Higher Education Settings: The Politics of Education in the Age of Obama. Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, 86(5). Published, 01/2011.
  • Rorrer, A.K. & Groth, C. (2010). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Year 2 Implementation Evaluation 2009-2010. Technical Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Office of Education. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 12/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Allie, J. (2010). University of Utah Parental Leave Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, Ut: Utah Education Policy Center. Published, 12/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K., & Groth, Cori A. (2010). United Way of Salt Lake Community Learning Center Cross-Case Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Case Profiles (July 2010) provided for each Community Learning Site: Wasatch Elementary School (Davis School District), Holy Cross Ministries (Park City School District), Mt. View (Salt Lake School District), Kearns Junior High and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (Granite School District) and Guadalupe Schools. Published, 09/2010.
  • Rorrer, A.K. (2010). Education for the Emerging World in Which We Live: Park City School District Strategic Plan. Salt Lake City, Ut: Utah Education Policy Center. Released, 06/2010.
    http://www.pcschools.us/publicinfo/pcsdplan.pdf
  • Jackson, K., Rorrer, A. K. & Orr, M.T. (2010). Update on the School Leadership Preparation and Practice Survey (SLPPS). Learning & Teaching in Educational Leadership SIG Newsletter. Published, 05/2010.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/29188916/LTEL-SIG-Spring...
  • Orr, T., Young, M., & Rorrer, A. K. (2010). Developing Evaluation Evidence: A Formative and Summative Evaluation Planner for Educational Leadership Preparation Programs. Prepared for the National Center for Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice. UCEA. Released, 04/2010.
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  • Sindelar, P. T., Heretick, J., Hirsch, E., Rorrer, A., & Dawson, S. (2010). What District Administrators Need to Know About State Induction Policy. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 23(1), 5-13. (Refereed). Published, 03/2010.
  • Maxcy, B., Rorrer, A. K. & Alemán, E. (2009). The institutional influence of the state in educational reform in Texas. Fusarelli, L., Fusarelli, B., & Cooper, B. (eds.) The rising state: How state power is transforming our nation’s schools (pp.89-132). New York: SUNY Press. (Refereed). Published, 2009.
  • Lugg, C. & Rorrer, A. K. (2009). The Politics of (Im)Prudent State-level Home-Schooling Policies. In D. N. Plank, W. E. Schmidt & G. Sykes (Eds.). AERA Handbook of Education Policy Research, (pp. 805-818). Washington, D. C.: Routledge. (Refereed). Published, 2009.
  • Orr, M. T., Jackson, K., & Rorrer, A. (2009). Following Up Graduates: Development of the School Leadership Preparation and Practice Survey and a Shared Research Process. UCEA Review, 49 (3). 29-35. Other, 2009.
  • Hirsch, E.,* Rorrer, A.,* Sindelar, P. T.,* Dawson, S., Heretick, J., & Jai, C. L. (2009) Induction and mentoring for beginning special education teachers: An analysis of state policy. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, National Center to Improve Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development. * Authors listed alphabetically; contributed equally to this report. (refereed). Other, 2009.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Groth, C. (2009). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Evaluation Report, Executive Summary. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Office of Education. Other, 2009.
  • McConnell, T. & Rorrer, A. K. (2009). Professional Behavior: Crossing the Line. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 12(2), 19-43. (Refereed). Published, 2009.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (Fall 2008). Letter to the President. (Compilation of Letters from the UCEA Executive Committee.) UCEA Review, 49 (3). 5. Published, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Groth, C., Pounder, D., & Minami, T. (2008). Utah Comprehensive School Reform: Final Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Office of Education. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2008.
  • McConnell, T. & Rorrer, A. K. Professional Behavior: Crossing the Line. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. (refereed). Submitted, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Bridging organizational consciousness to develop collective action. Manuscript submitted to Leadership and Policy in Schools. (refereed). Submitted, 2008.
  • Hirsch, E.,* Rorrer, A.,* Sindelar, P. T.,* Dawson, S., Heretick, J., & Jai, C. L. Induction and mentoring for beginning special education teachers: An analysis of state policy. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, National Center to Improve Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development. * Authors listed alphabetically; contributed equally to this report. (refereed). Submitted, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. (2008). A theory of districts: The districts‘ role as an institutional actor in improving achievement and advancing equity. Educational Administration Quarterly, 44(3), 307-358. (Refereed). Published, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Groth, C. & Valles, B. (2007). Local District Responsiveness: Who Governs, Who Participates, and Who Gets Represented? Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2007.
  • Alemán, E.* & Rorrer, A. K.* (2006, September). Closing Educational Achievement Gaps for Latina/o Students in Utah: Initiating a Policy Discourse and Framework. Utah Education Policy Center. Policy report commissioned by Centro de la Familia de Utah and American Express. * Authors listed alphabetically; contributed equally to this report. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A K., Hausman, C., & Groth, C. (2006). Utah Charter Schools. Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Legislative Appropriations Committee. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Lugg, C. (eds. 2006, January/March). Introduction: Power, Education, and the Politics of Social Justice. Educational Policy, 20(1). 5-7. Published, 2006.
  • Alemán, E. & Rorrer, A. K. (2006, August 1). Let‘s “nobly” address the achievement gaps problem and embrace the assets in our state. Salt Lake Tribune. Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Hausman, & C., Groth, C. (2007). Utah Charter Schools Study. Policy Perspectives, 3(1), 1-3. Salt Lake City, UT: Center for Public Policy and Administration. http://www.cppa.utah.edu/publications/k-12/PP_Charter_School_Study.pdf. Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006). Utah Education Policy Center. Contributed to the College of Education Annual Report. Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Lugg, C. (eds. 2006, January/March). Power, Education, and the Politics of Social Justice. The 2006 Politics of Education Association Special Issue (PEA Yearbook). Educational Policy. (Refereed). Published, 01/2006.
  • Mahitivanichcha, K.* & Rorrer, A. K.* (2006). Re-considering Access to and Participation in the Superintendency: Women‘s “Choices” Within Market Constraints. Educational Administration Quarterly, 42(4), 483-517. *Authors contributed equally to manuscript. (Refereed). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006, January/March). Eroding Inequity: Straddling the margin of tolerance. Educational Policy, 20(1), 225-248. (Refereed). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Skrla, L. (2004). Leaders as policy mediators: The Reconceptualization of accountability. Theory into Practice, 44(1). 53-62. (Refereed). Published, 2004.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2003). Intersections in Accountability Reform: Complexity, Local Actors, Legitimacy, and Agendas. In Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. (Eds.) Educational equity and accountability: Paradigms, policies, and politics, (pp. 251-266). London: Routledge-Falmer. (invited/Reviewed). Published, 2003.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2002). Educational Leadership and Institutional Capacity for Equity. UCEA Review, 43(3). 1-5. (Reviewed). Published, 2002.
  • Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (2001). U.S. School Reform Policy, State Accountability Systems, and the Limited English Proficient Student. Journal of Educational Policy, 16(2). 163-178. (Refereed). Published, 2001.
  • Reyes, P., Phillips, J., & Rorrer, A. K. (2000). Transforming Public Schools: Summary Report. The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. Austin, Texas: University of Texas. (Contracted Research and Evaluation) Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (1999). Ways to Improve Mathematics Education for Migrant Students: Training Modules. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2000.
  • Reyes, P., Phillips, J., & Rorrer, A. K. (2000). Transforming Public Schools: Evaluation Report. The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. University of Texas: Austin, Texas. (Contracted Research and Evaluation) Reyes, P., Phillips, J., & Rorrer, A. K. (2000). Transforming Public Schools: Summary Report. The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. Austin, Texas: University of Texas. (Contracted Research and Evaluation) Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (1999). Ways to Improve Mathematics Education for Migrant Students: Training Modules. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2000.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Stevens, N. (1999). School Size and Class Size in Texas Public Schools. The Office of Policy Planning and Research Publication. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. Published, 1999.
  • Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (1999). Ways to Improve Mathematics Education for Migrant Students: Training Modules. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 1999.

Research Statement

My research agenda focuses on leadership, organizational, and policy change at the school, district, and state-level (state education agency and state legislature), particularly those changes aimed at increasing equity in student access and outcomes.

Research Keywords

  • School Turnaround
  • Educator Preparation
  • Educational evaluation
  • Education
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Reform
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Restructuring

Presentations

  • Rorrer, A.K. (2016). Role-Alike Session for Sitting and Aspiring Deans. Invited Panelist. Annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, Detroit, MI. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Groth, C., Yoon, I., Rorrer, A.K., & McKinney, A. (2015). Harnessing the Power of Data for School Turnaround. Annual Convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 19-23, San Diego, CA. Presentation, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Yoon, I., Groth, C. & Rorrer, A. (2012). Supporting Leadership Development for Schoolwide Improvement: A Comparative Case Study of Five Principals’ Leadership. Symposium participant at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Denver, CO. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2012.
  • Yoon, I., Rorrer, A., Groth, A. (2012). Turning Around Low-Performing Schools: The Roles and Tensions Experienced by External School Support Teams. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Denver, CO. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (November 2012). University Council for Educational Administration Presidential Address: Optimism, Opportunity, and Obligation: UCEA and the Future of Leadership Preparation and Practice. Denver, CO. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Rorrer, A, & Cobb, C. (2012). Mentoring Session for Assistant Professors Seeking Tenure and Promotion. Special Session invited participant at the 2012 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Denver, CO. (Refereed). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Rorrer, A. (2012). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Leadership Preparation: What, Why and How. Symposium participant at the 2012 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Denver, CO. (Refereed). Presentation, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Rorrer, A. (2012). State of the States: Policies Impacting Educational Leadership Preparation. Symposium participant at the 2012 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Denver, CO. (Refereed). Presentation, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Utah State Legislature. (August 2012). Use of Longitudinal Data. Salt Lake City, Ut. Presentation, Presented, 08/2012.
  • UCA Leadership Institute. (June 2012). Keynote: Districts as Institutional Actors in Improving Achievement and Advancing Equity. Little Rock, Arkansas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Rorrer, A.K. & Brandt, J. Jobs for Utah’s Future. (May 2012). Utah Data Alliance: Contributions to Jobs for Utah’s Future. An Initiative of the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission. Salt Lake City, Ut. Presentation, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Rorrer, A. (2011). National Center for Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice. Invited Session Presenter at the 2011 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Pittsburgh, PA. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Rorrer, A. (2011). Workshop: Writing Policy Briefs and Op Eds. Workshop Presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Pittsburgh, PA. (Refereed) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Rorrer, A. (2011). National Center for Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice. Invited Session Presenter at the 2011 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Pittsburgh, PA. (Invited). Other, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Brandt, J. & Rorrer, A.K., (2011). State Longitudinal Data Systems in Utah. Governors’ Commission on Educational Excellence. Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Ni, Y., & Rorrer, A. (2011). Are Charter Schools More Effective Than Traditional Schools in Utah? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Rorrer, A.K. (2011). Stakeholder Satisfaction. Educator Evaluation Conference. Utah State Office of Education. Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Rorrer, A.K. & Allie, J. (February 2011). University of Utah Parental Leave Evaluation. University of Utah Academic Senate. Presentation, Presented, 02/2011.
  • After School Network. (2010). Using Longitudinal Data Systems to Improve Practice. Presentation to After School Network Leadership Academy. Salt Lake City, Ut. Presentation, Presented, 12/2010.
  • Rorrer, A.K, & Groth, C. (2010). Community Learning Center Evaluation. Presentation to United Way and Community Learning Center Staff. Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2010). Dismantling University Leadership Preparation: A Cautionary Tale. Invited Panel member at 2010 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2010). The State of the States: An Analysis of Leadership Preparation Policy. Symposium member at 2010 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2010). Turning Research into Op Eds and Policy Briefs. Session at 2010 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2010). Gathering Evaluation Data for Program Accreditation and Improvement. Workshop Presenter at 2010 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Politics of Education Association. (October 2010). Anchored and Floating: The Politics of Establishing a University-Based Research Center. Keynote to PEA meeting. New Orleans, LA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • WestEd. (October 2010). Districts as Institutional Actors in Reform. Invited Speaker for the Local School Districts: Key Partners for Sustaining Innovation and Improvement in Low‐Performing Schools Session. Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Governor’s Commission on Excellence. (May 2010). Early Childhood Education. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2010.
  • Weber State University. (May 2010). Deliberative Democracy 2010, Panel Member. Weber, UT. Other, Presented, 05/2010.
  • AERA Division A and L, UCEA Clark Seminar. (April 2009). Being “Relevant” to ”Real Life” Educational Policy and Educational Practice. San Diego, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2009.
  • After School Network. (2009). Charting The Course for Afterschool in Utah. Facilitator for Strategic Planning. Salt Lake City, Ut. Other, Other, 03/2009.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2008). Using Research in Policymaking. Symposium at the 2008 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Washington, D.C. (Refereed) . Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.
  • Hinckley Institute. (September 2008). The Future of Public Education in Utah. Invited Panelist. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2008). Lessons from High School: Reform Efforts and Achievement. Discussant at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. (Refereed) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2008). District Role in Building, Supporting, and Sustaining Instructional. Capacity. Discussant at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. (Refereed) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Groth, C. (March 2008). 2008 Legislative Wrap-Up: Using Research to Inform Policy. Utah NAME (National Association of Multicultural Education) Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Groth, C. (May 2008). Research and Evidence-Based Policymaking. Presentation to the Utah PTA Leadership Convention. Provo, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Education Appropriations Committee. (January 2008). Supply and Demand of Special Education Teachers. Invited to testify to Committee. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Utah Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa. (May 2008). Current Educational Policy Issues in Utah. Invited Keynote Speaker. Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (January 2008). And the Research Says….Presentation to the Utah School Boards Association Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • UCEA and Texas Center for Education Policy, University of Texas—Austin. (July 2008). Pulling back the Curtain: Research in Educational Policymaking and Practice. Austin, Texas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2007). District Reform: Diffusion diverted and subverted. Paper presented at the New Institutional Theory in Educational Leadership and Organizational Research: New Directions and Perspectives. Symposium at the 2007 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Washington, D.C. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2007). Charter Schools in Utah: Who Chooses Choice. Paper presented at Learning from the School Choice Debate Symposium at the 2007 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Washington, D.C. (Refereed) . Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. (2007). Evolving and Gaining Traction in Educational Leadership Preparation Programs. Paper presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Utah School Counselors Association 8th Annual Legislative Outreach Seminar. (October 2007). Overview of Current Educational Policy Research. Invited Keynote Speaker. Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Lugg, C. A. (2007). Politics and Policy: Getting Political in Your State-Day on the Hill and Beyond. Conversation session presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Washington, D.C. (Refereed). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Alemán, E., Rorrer, A.K., & Martinez, T. (March, 2007). Minding the achievement gap of Latina/o educational opportunity, polices, programs, and partnerships. Utah NAME (National Association of Multicultural Education) Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Lugg, C. A. (2007). Politics and Policy: Using Research for Evidenced-Based Policymaking. Conversation session presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Washington, D.C. (Refereed). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A.K. & Alemán, E., (March, 2007). Latina/o educational achievement gaps in Utah. Presentation Utah NAME (National Association of Multicultural Education) Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A.K. (September 2007). Using Research to Inform Policymaking. Presentation to the Utah PTA Board of Directors. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (November 2007). Education on Vouchers: A Look at All Sides. Presenter and Panelist on PTA sponsored debate. Provo, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • UCEA David Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar. (April 2007). Developing a Research Agenda on Districts. Invited address to student participants and faculty. Chicago, Illinois. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A.K. (March 2007). Summary of the Utah Charter School Study. Presentation to the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Groth, C. (October 2007). School Choice. Presentation to the Utah PTA Legislative Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Utah State Senate Democratic Caucus. (January 2007). Utah Charter School Study. Invited to provide overview of study and discuss policy implications for upcoming legislative session. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Mahitivanichcha, K., (2006). Intensifying Our Conversation and Our Engagement: The Influence of Gender and Race in Educational Leadership. Symposium at the 2006 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, Texas. (Refereed) with Marshall, C., Skrla, L., Young, M., Mountford, M., Grogan, M., Simmons, J. Buendia, S. & Brunner, C.,. Conference Paper, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006). Our journey towards social justice. Symposium at the 2006 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, Texas. (Refereed) with Alemán, E., Buendia, S., & Crow, G. Conference Paper, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Hausman, (2006). District Efforts to Improve Student Learning in an Increasingly Strong Accountability Environment. Symposium at the 2006 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. San Antonio, Texas. (Refereed) C. Skrla, L, Riester, A. & Honig, M. Conference Paper, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006). Eroding Inequity: Straddling the margin of tolerance. Paper presented at the Power, Education, and the Politics of Social Justice Symposium at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2006.
  • Utah Education Interim Committee. (February 2006). State and National Accountability Systems. Invited to address role and components of accountability in addressing achievement gaps. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Hausman, C. & Groth, C. (November 2006). Charter School Study Findings. Presentation to the Utah Legislative Appropriations Committee. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (March 2006). Is the State satisfied with educational progress? Presentation at the Utah Achievement Gaps Council Symposium. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (March 2006). Using Data to Frame Educational Achievement Gaps in Utah. Presentation to the Utah Achievement Gaps Council Symposium. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (March 2006). Using Data to Frame Educational Achievement Gaps in Utah. Presentation to the Utah Achievement Gaps Council Symposium. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006). Distributed Leadership and Desire: Asymmetrical Impacts of Performance Accountability Reforms on the Logics of Leadership. Discussant for symposium for the 2006 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California. (Refereed). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2005). District efforts to Construct and Maintain a Collective Identity. Paper presented in the symposium The complex and necessary role of district leadership in reform at 2005 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, Tennessee. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2005.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2005). Constructing, Negotiating, and Maintaining a District Agenda to Achieve Equitable Access and Outcomes. Paper presented at Symposium for the 2005 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2005.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2005). Leading for Social Justice: Our Roles and Responsibilities in Closing Learning and Achievement Gaps. Symposium at 2005 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, Tennessee. (Refereed) with Alemán, E., Buendia, S., Nowlin, T., & Gooden, M. Conference Paper, Presented, 2005.
  • Fusarelli, L., Rorrer, A. K., & Hafner, M. (2004 & 2005). Writing & publishing in the academy: Overcoming obstacles. Graduate Student Symposium at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Meeting annual conference at Kansas City, Missouri (2004) and Nashville, Tennessee (2005). (Refereed). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (October 2005) Achievement Gaps and Recommendations of Governor‘s Working Group. Presentation to the Ogden City Multicultural Advisory Committee. Ogden, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (April, 2005). Using accountability to focus on the individual child and student groups. Presentation at the Utah Achievement Gap Coalition's Closing Gaps, Opening Possibilities Meeting. Salt Lake City School District, Riley Elementary, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (August 2005). Achievement Gaps. Invited Panelist for Governor Jon Huntsman‘s 2005 Education Summit. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Miller, P. & Bowles, B. (2004). The Role of Leadership in Establishing an Agenda for the District. Paper presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Kansas City, Missouri. (Dr. Bowles is the superintendent of the district in which research is being conducted.) (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2004.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. (2004). School districts‘ role as institutional actors in improving student performance and equity. Paper presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Kansas City, Missouri. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2004.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. (2004). The District‘s Role in Improving Achievement and Advancing Equity (working title). Paper presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2004.
  • Fusarelli, L., Rorrer, A. K., & Hafner, M. (2004 & 2005). Writing & publishing in the academy: Overcoming obstacles. Graduate Student Symposium at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Meeting annual conference at Kansas City, Missouri (2004) and Nashville, Tennessee (2005). (Refereed). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2004). Change and the importance of using data for school improvement. Presentation to the faculty and staff of Lincoln Elementary School (Davis School District). Layton, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Skrla, L. (2003). Leaders as Policy Mediators: Mediating for what end? Paper presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Portland, Oregon. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2003.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2003). Deinstitutionalizing Inequity: Straddling the margin of tolerance. Paper presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Portland, Oregon. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2003.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2003). Bridging Consciousness: A Leadership Imperative for Educational Equity. Paper presented at 2003 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2003.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2002). Transcending Boundaries, Transforming Districts. Paper presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2002.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2002). Leadership and Equity: From Reproduction to Reconstruction. Paper presented at 2002 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2002.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2002). Policy implications No Child Left Behind. Brown bag presentation for Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2002.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2002). Implications of No Child Left Behind. Presentation to teachers at Glendale Middle School (Salt Lake School District). Salt Lake City, Utah. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2002.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2001). Deinstitutionalizing Inequity: Reconstructing District Leadership. Paper presented in the symposium Leadership for the Success of Low-Income Students at the 2001 annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2001.
  • Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (April 2001). Leadership in Urban School Reform. Paper presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, Washington. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2001.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (April 2001). Response to: State Accountability Policies and Their Equity Effects: Thinking Carefully about Complex Policy Systems and Complex School Effects. Discussant to symposium presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, Washington. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2001.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Fusarelli, L. (November 2000). Institutional Responses to the Needs of At-Risk Students: District and Campus Perspectives. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2000.
  • Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (November 2000). Redefining Leadership and Participation in High Poverty Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Refereed). Conference Paper, Presented, 2000.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (June 1999). Resume Review. Interactive session for school and district administrators presented at Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, Austin, Texas. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1999.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Stevens, N. (February 1999). School Size and Class Size in Texas Public Schools. Interactive session presented at the 1999 Administrators‘ Midwinter Conference on Education, Austin, Texas. (Invited). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1999.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • UTAH DATA ALLIANCE. PI: RORRER,ANDREA K. UT STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $534,539.00