Research Associate, SRI Education
Lauren Jackson is an education researcher in SRI’s Arlington, Virginia office. She contributes to technical assistance and research projects in preK–12 schools. Jackson’s background as an English Language Arts teacher informs her approach to research, and her areas of expertise include literacy, social emotional learning, and supporting multilingual learners and students with interrupted formal education.
Jackson is experienced in managing data collection efforts, data analysis, and report writing. She currently supports a range of research and technical assistance projects focused on literacy, student behavior, and early childhood education. Her current projects include evaluations of literacy programs, such as the EIR Evaluation of WestEd Reading Apprenticeship in high school classrooms and the Evaluation of My Reading Academy in PreK and K classrooms. Jackson contributes to the provision of technical assistance through the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), including product development and national webinars for state leaders.
Before SRI, Jackson worked with several international development and humanitarian aid organizations. As a Boren Fellow, she conducted and presented research on approaches to English education in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Jackson received a BA in English and education at the University of Texas in Austin and an MA in international education at American University.
- The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
- EIR Evaluation of WestEd Reading Apprenticeship
- IDEAS 2: Inventing, Designing, and Engineering on the Autism Spectrum Expansion Project
- Evaluation of My Reading Academy in Classrooms
- Evaluation of Reading Together: Building Family Literacy through AI-enabled Tutoring