Do you work with student data?
Do you evaluate school programs?
Are you curious about how assessment of student outcomes has changed in light of Covid-19?
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Megan Kuhfeld, senior research scientist with NWEA, about the prospect of student assessment in the post-COVID era. Dr. Kuhfeld will discuss methodology, findings, and challenges in conducting this research. She will then take your questions.
Email OPEN to submit your questions in advance.
About the Presenter
Dr. Megan Kuhfeld seeks to understand students’ trajectories of academic and social-emotional learning and the school and neighborhood influences that promote optimal growth. Dr. Kuhfeld’s work covers a range of topics, including longitudinal growth modeling, achievement gaps, and summer learning loss. It has been featured in Education Week, the Los Angeles Times, the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, and Educational Researcher.
Prior to joining NWEA, Dr. Kuhfeld completed a PhD in quantitative methods in education and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation was funded by a grant from the American Educational Research Association and was the recipient of the 2017 Brenda Loyd Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education. She also worked at the non-profit policy institute Child Trends, the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and CRESST, where she provided psychometric support to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.