Executive Vice President of Research
Beth Tarasawa is relentlessly committed to using data-driven insights to transform education and eliminate structural barriers to achieve equitable outcomes for all students. Tarasawa leads NWEA’s Research teams, the Center for School & Student Progress and Collaborative for Student Growth, that are devoted to advancements in assessment and growth measurement, answering fundamental questions to inform policy and practice, and drive educational innovation. She also plays a key role in building collaborations with universities, foundations, and school districts to produce rigorous and accessible educational policy research. Tarasawa’s research focuses on issues related to educational equity, particularly those concerning social class, race, and linguistic diversity. Prior to joining NWEA, she was a faculty member at Washington State University and St. Norbert College. She earned her Ph.D. and MA in the sociology of education with a concentration in education policy at Emory University.
Minimizing the COVID slide: Extending summer learningWe’ve all heard of the summer slide - the loss of learning that occurs over the summer months when students are not engaged in planned, rigorous learning activities. But what about the COVID slide? Particularly for those students most at risk, what will be the effect of the pandemic plus […]