Research Scientist at NWEA
Jim was a doctoral student in Developmental and Psychological Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and Master’s degree in Education from Stanford. Between 2008 and 2011, Jim served as a Senior Fiscal and Policy Analyst at the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) in Sacramento, where he evaluated state and federal projects related to K-12 assessment, standards (including Common Core implementation), and district improvement. Prior to joining the LAO, Jim held several policy positions and taught at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Jim’s doctoral work focuses on quantitative program evaluation, assessment, and district data use, especially related to early warning systems.