Claire Allen-Platt Program: Human Development & Quantitative Methods, Ph.D.

Anticipated Graduation: May 2022

Phone:
Philadelphia, PA

Professional Biography

Claire is an education research professional with ten years' experience in public, nonprofit, and university settings. She is currently an IES Predoctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate in Quantitative Methods at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education with a focus on applied statistics and psychometrics. She previously directed research projects in partnership with large school districts in the southern and eastern United States, studying the effect of programs to improve teaching quality, teacher retention and instructional materials.

Research Interests and Current Projects

Claire is interested in policymaking and program evaluation at the school district level. She is specifically interested in fairness in measurement as it relates to evaluating what works well for kids, including the precision of estimates of children' abilities that inform consequential decisions about their education. Her work uses advanced quantitative methods to describe these issues and measure the relative efficacy of policies to improve students' educational experiences. She currently works on projects with Dr. Robert Boruch and is a Fellow in the Institute for Education Sciences Predoctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Methods for Field-Based Research.

Publications

Allen-Platt, C., Gerstner, C., Boruch, R., & Ruby, A. (In press). Toward a science of failure analysis: a narrative review. Review of Research in Education, 45.

Allen-Platt, C., Park, S., Oh, J., Lee, S., & Boruch, R. (2019). Attrition of newly recruited teachers in Pennsylvania: From 2011/2012 to 2017/2018. (Research report submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in fulfillment of a PDE Research Scholar Award).

Allen-Platt, C., Park, S., Oh, J., & Boruch, R. (2020). Attrition of STEM teachers in Pennsylvania: From 2011/2012 to 2017/2018. (Research report submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in fulfillment of a PDE Research Scholar Award).

Boruch, R., Allen-Platt, C., & Gerstner, C. (2019). To randomize or not to randomize? That is the question. [Special Issue: Theorists' Models in Action: A Second Look]. New Directions for Evaluation, 163, pp. 73-82.

Interest Categories

K-12 Education
Quantitative Research
Race & Equity

Education

Ed.M. (International Education Policy) Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011.
B.A. (Anthropology, History) University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.

Faculty Advisors

Robert Boruch
University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Statistics

Areas Of Expertise

Applied Statistics
Program Evaluation
Quantitative Methods

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