Anne Partika

Education Researcher, SRI Education

Anne Partika, PhD, is an education researcher in SRI’s Center for Learning and Development. She is an expert in public early education systems, including Head Start and public pre-k, and in early education supports for multilingual learners from pre-k to elementary school. She also has expertise in quantitative research design and analysis, including experience managing and analyzing longitudinal data.

At SRI, Partika is involved in several studies focused on early childhood education and multilingual learners. She is the analysis lead on the Early Childhood Classroom Observations (ECCO) Study and the Understanding the Role of Classroom Quality in Dual Language Learners’ Bilingual Development in Head Start study, a secondary analysis project funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). She also provides technical assistance to support the data quality of federal collections for the ACF Data Governance Consulting and Support Project.

Before joining SRI, Partika served as the lead quantitative analyst and led a portfolio of work on multilingual learners for the Tulsa School Experiences and Early Development (SEED) study, a longitudinal study of children who attended Head Start or public pre-k in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Across several studies, this work found evidence that teachers’ connections with the linguistic backgrounds of Spanish-speaking students—through supports for the home language, use of Spanish in the classroom and shared experiences of Spanish-English bilingualism—were associated with greater skill development across domains, including English literacy, Spanish, math and self-regulation. Partika has also worked as a research assistant at Child Trends, primarily on state and federal projects focused on early care and education access and quality, and as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

Partika earned her PhD in developmental psychology and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from Georgetown University, where she was an ACF Early Care and Education Research Scholar. She received her BA in psychology from the College of Wooster.

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