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Education Researcher, Center for Education Policy
Betsy Wolf is an education researcher in SRI International’s Center for Education Policy. She is currently the lead quantitative analyst on two SRI projects: Evaluation of Education Connections, a federal i3 evaluation of a professional development program for teachers of English language learners, and an evaluation of a charter school network. She is one of the quantitative analysts responsible for evaluating the impact of Connect Ed’s Linked Learning Initiative, which provides work-based learning and career preparation to high school students in low-income schools. Finally, she recently participated in a study of California’s Local Control Funding Formula to understand early implementation challenges of the new law. Her research interests include K-12 education policy; teacher quality, turnover & work environment; school finance and resource allocation; school leadership; and equity in education.
Wolf holds a doctoral degree in organizational leadership and policy studies and an advanced certificate in education measurement and statistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. For her dissertation, she merged district student, financial, and human resource data to analyze the equity of resource allocation within schools and at the student level. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in mathematics. Prior to conducting education research, Wolf served as a middle and high school math teacher.