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Beth Tarasawa

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.

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