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Kate Ferguson has contributed to research on issues in early childhood education and special education at the state and national level.
Currently, Ferguson is working as a project coordinator for the Evaluation of the Midwest Expansion of the Chicago Child-Parent Center (CPC) Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program. Her responsibilities include creating data collection systems, procedures, and instruments and managing data collection activities within schools across the Midwest. She coordinates data collection for programs participating in the ENHANCE evaluation of a national child assessment tool and for the Early Mathematics Education Project evaluation, another i3 program.
Ferguson also has provided task coordination and technical assistance in evaluation procedures for the Evaluation of the Saint Paul Early Childhood Scholarship Program, a market-oriented early childhood education quality initiative in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Statewide Data Collection and Evaluation of First 5 California Funded Programs, the evaluation of the Texas Instruments MathForward program with SRI’s Center for Technology in Learning, and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2).
Ferguson holds a B.S. degree in psychology with an emphasis in mathematics from the University of California, Davis.